Thousands celebrate Pats' title

The Associated PressFebruary 4, 2004 

The New England Patriots held high their second Super Bowl trophy in three seasons before a raucous Boston crowd Tuesday, celebrating a championship that was as thrilling as the first one.

"We're baaack!" quarterback Tom Brady told a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd in City Hall Plaza, standing with team owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and dozens of teammates amid a hail of red, white and blue confetti.

Brady and Kraft hoisted the twin Super Bowl trophies as they led a parade to City Hall before hundreds of thousands of fans.

Kraft and Belichick praised the players' "no-stars" work ethic that led to a season-ending streak of 15 straight wins and Sunday's 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

No starting quarterback has ever won two Super Bowls faster than Brady, 26.

"One was nice, two's a lot nicer, but I need number three," said Brady, a two-time Super Bowl MVP.

REDSKINS STAFF: Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs will have two assistant head coaches, plus separate offensive and defensive coordinators.

Former Buffalo coach Gregg Williams was listed as "assistant head coach -- defense," while Greg Blache is defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. He was Chicago's defensive coordinator.

Joe Bugel, who built "The Hogs" as offensive line coach under Gibbs in the 1980s, returns as "assistant head coach -- offense." Don Breaux is the offensive coordinator.

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