June 12, 2024


“Invoice would say that: ‘Everybody will get fired on this enterprise.’”

Julian Edelman loved 12 seasons with Invoice Belichick in New England. (Globe Employees Picture/Jim Davis)

One thing Invoice Belichick as soon as mentioned is making Julian Edelman imagine that the 2023 season will seemingly be his former coach’s final 12 months with the Patriots.

The previous Patriots receiver thinks that the noise surrounding Belichick’s standing on the new seat is hard to disregard at this level. As a potential divorce may be inevitable, Edelman simply hopes that issues finish amicably between Belichick and Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft.

“I believe it’s a actuality that’s going to return,” Edelman mentioned when requested on the “Pardon My Take” podcast if he thinks Belichick may very well be teaching elsewhere. “I gained’t imagine it till it’s carried out, however when the media begins getting on this and begins speaking about it, the place there’s smoke, there’s hearth. I simply hope it’s dealt with appropriately, like professionals, as a result of Invoice is a big a part of the success that we had. He laid the template. Mr. Kraft was an enormous a part of the success that we had. Tom Brady was. It’s a group sport, and I believe he’s the most effective coach that I ever had.

“Might I see him coach for one more group? It’s going to be bizarre, however yeah,” Edelman added. “That is the Nationwide Soccer League. Everybody will get fired. He used to say that on a regular basis. Invoice would say that: ‘Everybody will get fired on this enterprise.’”

As Edelman talked about, there have been reviews which have indicated Belichick’s time in New England might come to an finish on the finish of the season. In reality, NBC Sports activities Boston’s Tom E. Curran reported the group already made the choice that Belichick gained’t be with the Patriots subsequent season following their Week 10 loss to the Colts. Nonetheless, a conflicting report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport mentioned the Patriots haven’t decided on Belichick’s destiny but.

If the Patriots determine to ditch Belichick, Edelman appears to have an concept for a succession plan for either side. Final week, he mentioned Belichick could be one of many two ideally suited head coach candidates for the Chargers after they fired Brandon Staley, telling “The Herd” that he thinks his former coach could be a great match with Justin Herbert.

Edelman mentioned he would take a unique strategy to choosing the following head coach in New England. Whereas former Patriots gamers Jerod Mayo and Mike Vrabel have been two of the highest names linked to probably substitute Belichick, Edelman mentioned he wouldn’t choose a defensive-minded coach regardless of being “a fan of each.”

“Vrabel’s been an unbelievable head coach,” Edelman mentioned. “It looks as if his [Titans] group at all times squeaks away with wins they’re not presupposed to have. They’ve been No. 1 seeds. They’ve constructed one thing there that’s been fairly aggressive for the final [six seasons]. Jerod, he’s one of many smartest gamers I performed with.

“If I have been to go that route of hiring a coach, with the choose that they’re in all probability going to have, I’d need to in all probability have an offensive-minded man,” Edelman mentioned. “That’s type of what the league’s going to.”