December 6, 2023


“I in all probability would not be sitting right here if it wasn’t for him.”

David Andrews was requested about Invoice Belichick after Sunday’s loss. AP Picture/Martin Meissner
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Each Invoice Belichick and Robert Kraft have publicly acknowledged that the Patriots’ 2-8 begin has been disappointing.

Belichick has been requested about his job standing a number of occasions in latest weeks. A number of reporters, together with Ben Volin of The Boston Globe and Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports activities Boston have mentioned that Belichick is on the new seat.

With the way in which this season has gone, alongside along with his lengthy and storied historical past with the franchise, it’s onerous to inform what Belichick’s future with the staff might be.

After Sunday’s 10-6 loss to the Colts, a reporter requested offensive lineman David Andrews if he nonetheless believed in Belichick after the staff’s dismal begin.

“Might religion is in him. I in all probability wouldn’t be sitting right here if it wasn’t for him,” Andrews mentioned. “Not many individuals wished me once I got here out aside from Invoice. He was the one coach that got here and labored me out, so I’ve loads of confidence in him. I’ve had loads of success. I imagine in what he says, what he does as a result of I do know it’s helped me out in my profession and change into a greater soccer participant.”

Andrews signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia in 2015. He’s now in his eighth season within the NFL and is a staff captain.

“To be sitting right here in Germany, I by no means thought a child from Georgia can be sitting in Germany enjoying in an NFL sport,” Andrews mentioned. “Coach gave me a possibility when that was all I wished, and the Lord was good to me.”

Belichick has his share of supporters, Andrews included, because the Patriots undergo the worst season of the coach’s 24-year profession with the group.

The outcomes nonetheless stand. The Patriots merely haven’t been ok to win a lot this season.

“We’ve simply acquired to complete, all people’s acquired to do a greater job,” Andrews mentioned. “We’ve all acquired to do a greater job. Look, it’s been the identical factor I might say. We’ve had alternatives. We simply need to do a greater job ending.”