December 6, 2023


“He was like, ‘We’re unhealthy.’”

Jonathan Kraft (left) and the Patriots are within the midst of a season to overlook. (Picture by Matthew J. Lee/Globe Employees)

The sight of Robert and Jonathan Kraft on the finish of the Patriots’ disheartening 10-6 loss to the Colts in Germany final week stated all of it so far as their frustrations amid a 2-8 season.

However it looks like Jonathan Kraft — the present president of the Patriots — had much more to say throughout one more irritating defeat on Nov. 12 in Frankfurt.

Former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich was available for New England’s anticipated worldwide matchup towards Indianapolis, who noted on his “The Dan and Ninko Show” podcast that two particular performs final Sunday drew the ire of Kraft.

“Jonathan will get very vocal, very vocal. He was simply not completely satisfied,” Ninkovich stated. “So, he was very mad two occasions. He was very mad. They didn’t have a returner on one of many punt rushes. They have been attempting to dam the punt. So, he was pissed.

“He was like, ‘Why the (expletive) don’t we’ve got a returner again there? That is silly. The ball’s going to get pinned down there and we’re going to be on the 1-yard line.’ He was so pissed. He was so pissed. Mr. (Robert) Kraft is fairly even-keeled, although.”

As for the opposite play that made Kraft displeased? As anticipated, it was Mac Jones’ pricey red-zone interception that noticed a comeback win slip by way of New England’s grasp.

“He was pissed on the interception,” Ninkovich stated of Kraft. “He was like, ‘We’re unhealthy.’”

It stays to be seen if Jones will stay as New England’s beginning QB after the bye week, whereas Invoice Belichick’s job safety might be a story that lingers over this workforce for the following two months. 

However with seven extra video games left on their workforce’s regular-season docket, the Kraft household will seemingly must trudge by way of a number of extra lowlights earlier than this 2023 marketing campaign involves a merciful finish.