The debate over who was more responsible for the patriotic domination – Brady or Belichick – ended pretty quickly when Brady won a Super Bowl in his first season with Tampa Bay. . Since Brady left New England, Belichick’s record is a 24-24, and 0-1 in the knockout stages, with the lone game after that season being an embarrassing loss. Of course, things are never that simple, and this pair of coaches and midfielders are inextricably linked during those six championships.
That being said, Bill Belichick’s stubbornness is coming back to bite him. His insistence on doing things differently just for the sake of doing things differently has proven to be a mistake, and now he doesn’t have the all-time great midfielder to help hide his shortcomings.
Not naming an attack coordinator, but leaving the two together to try to figure it out left Mac Jones clearly frustrated. Not just Belichick uses an offensive coaching system that no other team in the league is using, but he’s doing it with Matt Patricia, who was recently defensive coordinator, and Joe Judge, who was recently a defense coordinator. coordinator of special teams. The last time one of these guys was just an offensive trainer was when Patricia was a patriot’ assistant offensive team coach in 2005. Judge was also the team’s extensive recording coach in 2019 in addition to his special teams coordinator role, but had no other experience as a team player. offensive assistant on his resume.
Many are ready to trust Mac Jones to be their quarterback moving forward, but it’s hard to say if he’s a viable starter as he hasn’t really had a chance to succeed. . He’s thrown more F-bombs than pennies on the field this season and it’s not hard to see why.
Now with their most recent loss, the Patriots have most likely been knocked out of the knockout stages. In case you are living under a rock, in the last play of a draw game with the RaidersThe Patriots ran back Rhomandre Stevenson performed a draw and tipped over to Jakobi Meyers, who then threw it behind for Raiders defender Chandler Jones, who ran it again to win the TD game.
Ironically, the Patriots lost to their offensive coordinator from last year, Josh McDaniels, who has presented himself as a barely capable head coach for the Raiders. The final round of that game is getting all the attention rightfully, but it also distracts from the fact that Belichick is about to play overtime against a bad team coached by his former assistant. , whose seat in Las Vegas was hot from the minute he sat down. down.
Both Stevenson and Meyers say the call is to make a simple draw game and let the last seconds of regulation dry up. Apparently, Belichick didn’t tell any of his players to throw the ball 10 yards back.but it’s hard to see the once-in-a-lifetime mistake as anything other than an indictment for the coaching staff.
And now, people are asking, “Can you believe a team coached by Belichick did this?” It’s hard to believe any team would do this, but a team coached by a guy who lost a game because he played Gronk safe for the final wouldn’t be on my list.
The point is that Belichick is not infallible. He is not a goalkeeper of Xs enterS. He’s an imperfect coach like everyone else, but he seems to have built up enough reputation to No one in the building can challenge him. Not long ago, Gronk retired until he got the chance to play for another team. Perhaps the militaristic coaching style that makes the players want to leave is not best after all.