July 16, 2024


“No person thinks that they’ll proceed identical to this.”

Robert Kraft and Invoice Belichick AP Picture/Adam Starvation, File

The Patriots are 1-5 for the primary time since 1995, and it has put the franchise in a predicament.

How does a company cope with a coach who has had as a lot success as Invoice Belichick, when the group’s efficiency is so poor?

“To begin with I believe he’s handled in another way as he needs to be than some other coach.” ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated throughout an look on the Pat McAfee Present. “On a Monday or a Sunday night time after a season ends we’ll get three, 4, 5, six firings of head coaches.”

“I simply don’t assume you’re going to get one in every of these statements on the final regular-season recreation, that Sunday night time the place it says the Patriots have fired Invoice Belichick,” Schefter continued. “I don’t assume it really works like that when there’s the historical past, and the accomplishments, and the resumes and the connection that there’s been between he and Robert Kraft.”

However, Schefter acknowledged that the Patriots are having the kind of yr that’s main folks to query whether or not Belichick ought to proceed on as New England’s head coach.

“No person thinks that they’ll proceed identical to this,” Schefter stated. “With the group reeling in a manner we’re not used to seeing, the offense struggling in a manner that we’re not used to seeing, and the group performing in a manner that we’re not used to seeing. That is so irregular for a group that has arguably been the perfect group in all of sports activities over the past couple of many years.”

Schefter stated that he’s undecided precisely how the state of affairs will play out from right here.

“Invoice is 71 years previous. Everyone needs to see change and he’s been the man on the prime,” Schefter stated. “I simply assume there’s going to be some arduous conversations that happen naturally between he and Robert Kraft. The place these go? I don’t know. Is Invoice going to need out? Are they going to need him out? Are they going to conform to mutually finish it collectively? There are a complete bunch of questions on the way it will go on.”

Schefter stated that he can’t see Belichick retiring this yr, even when the Patriots determine to half methods with him.

“His life is all about soccer,” Schefter stated. “I can’t see him not being concerned in someway. He simply lives it, loves it, and it’s a part of his soul. So, what does he do? If he’s not teaching the Patriots, I don’t see Invoice Belichick retiring to go play golf in Florida.”