December 6, 2023


The Canton native and “diehard Patriots fan” thinks it is “too early to even remotely take into consideration” the Patriots firing Belichick.

Invoice Burr, a famous fan of all Boston sports activities followers, is taking problem with the most important matter at the moment in Boston sports activities. (Jim Davis/Globe Workers)

Invoice Belichick’s scorching seat in New England has grown hotter than ever. One notable Patriots fan isn’t blissful about it.

Comic Invoice Burr criticized Patriots followers and media members who questioned whether or not Belichick ought to stay the staff’s head coach within the midst of their 2-8 season throughout an look on “The Wealthy Eisen Present.” Within the seven-minute-long clip, the Canton native questioned why anybody would ever need the Patriots to exchange Belichick contemplating his success, arguing that individuals are simply wanting to boost a dialogue.

“That complete dialog about him, that they’re going to fireside him, is simply scuttlebutt invented by the native radio, the place they had been similar to, ‘It’s simply the time,’” Burr mentioned, mimicking sports activities speak radio hosts. “In different phrases, the cellphone traces aren’t lit up and it simply catches hearth and all people’s speaking about this.

“ what no one is speaking about? Who you’re going to exchange him with. The man simply coached a staff for over 20 years and so they had been the staff of the last decade twenty years in a row. No one has ever performed that. The second that there’s a little bit tough water for 2 seasons it’s like, ‘He has to go.’ He has to go? The entire league ripped off what he did. The entire league has studied him.”

Burr, 55, reminded Patriots followers who’re questioning Belichick that the staff was “horrible” earlier than his hiring in 2000, going and not using a title and solely two Tremendous Bowl appearances within the franchise’s first 40 years. He additionally referred to as Belichick “the trendy day Paul Brown” for his potential to show the lifeless franchise round to win six Tremendous Bowls over his first 19 seasons as coach.

Eisen, who was on the decision for the Patriots’ sport towards the Colts in Germany on NFL Community, recalled a dialog he overheard between two Patriots followers earlier than flying again dwelling following the sport. He mentioned he heard one Patriots fan say, ‘They need to’ve paid us to return over right here and watch this sport.”

“It’s spoiled brats,” Burr mentioned of these followers. “They got here of age after we had been simply going to go to the AFC Championship Recreation each different 12 months. We had been going to go to 9 Tremendous Bowls and win six — like, no one’s performed that, particularly within the fashionable period with 32 groups.”

The well-known comic — who final 12 months grew to become the primary comedian to headline a present at Fenway Park — went on to say that it was “too early to even remotely take into consideration” the Patriots firing Belichick.

“It’s all BS,” Burr mentioned. “That is all as a result of there’s 24 hours of sports activities media and you need to provide you with some stuff. I don’t perceive it. OK, we’re 2-[8]. Now we have no offensive line proper now, for no matter cause. Mac Jones is operating for his life. You herald [Bailey] Zappe, he’s operating for his life. The play can’t develop. You’re gonna have issues.

“This is the reason marriages don’t work out, the second there’s tough water, folks depart and what do they do? They don’t keep single, they get married once more. You’re signing up for a similar trip. So, what are you gonna do? You’re gonna eliminate Invoice Belichick and convey some man in with no rings? ‘Yeah, nevertheless it’s anyone new.’”

A member of Eisen’s present who’s additionally a Patriots fan pushed again on Burr’s opinion that it’s too quickly to eliminate Belichick, pointing to the staff’s lackluster drafts over the past a number of years and calling him a “dangerous” basic supervisor over the past decade.

Burr questioned the member of Eisen’s present, saying, “When are you uninterested in successful championships?”

Burr additionally took problem with anybody saying that Tom Brady was the one solely accountable for the Patriots’ twenty years of success.

“Now it’s due to Brady,” Burr mentioned. “After they gained the primary three, it was as a result of ‘Brady’s a system quarterback and you may plug anyone in.’

“It’s due to each of them,” Burr continued. “That win [over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX] was [Belichick’s] genius in getting ready his staff in order that they had been prepared for that play. Everyone comes down on Pete Carroll, however each time they ran that play the entire 12 months it was both an incompletion or a landing. It was a complete secure play till you bumped into Invoice Belichick.”