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Patriots legend makes prediction on Invoice Belichick’s future


The times of fixed successful in New England are lengthy gone.

From 2001 to 2019, the Patriots gained six Tremendous Bowls and missed the playoffs simply twice. Now, they’re possible on their method to lacking the postseason for the third time within the final 4 years.

With the staff’s struggles, the rumor mill is swirling that Invoice Belichick, who’s been the chief in Foxboro, Massachusetts, since 2000 and is arguably one of the best head coach of all time, could possibly be fired.

One Pats legend who gained three titles with Belichick says if the staff continues to get dominated (they have been outscored 72-3 of their final two video games), then there could possibly be a transfer.


Head coach Invoice Belichick and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots look on in the course of the recreation towards the Seattle Seahawks at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on Nov. 13, 2016. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Photos)

However Rob Gronkowski additionally thinks there’s plenty of time for the Pats to rewrite the script.

“I might say it’s nonetheless too early within the season to make a dedication of what’s occurring,” Gronkowski instructed Fox Information Digital in a latest interview relating to the 1-4 Patriots. “Clearly, there’s plenty of noise, particularly after these final two losses, however there’s nonetheless 12 video games to be performed. You can not base a season off of the way it has began on the primary 5 video games. 

“Sure, it’s a tough begin, however you gotta see how they maintain bettering, you gotta see the way it continues, and if it improves, nice, he’ll be there, I really feel like. But when the domination of dropping continues, and getting dominated out and in of video games, then I feel there’s gonna be one thing to occur. It’ll solely be time to inform for the remainder of the season, however I nonetheless suppose it’s too early to find out that”

Rob Gronkowski of New England Patriots

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots appears on in the course of the recreation towards the Miami Dolphins at Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami on Dec. 9, 2018. (Michael Reaves/Getty Photos)


Gronk additionally mentioned that Belichick’s résumé has given him immunity in New England, “to a level.”

“Invoice is among the biggest coaches of all time. I used to be very lucky sufficient to have the ability to play below him for 9 years,” Gronkowski mentioned. “I realized a lot all through my NFL profession below him. I feel he is among the greatest coaches of all time, if not, one of the best coach of all time…

“I feel he’s fairly secure as of proper now, and I don’t see them getting blown out like that each recreation. He’s gonna make these changes, they’re gonna be taking part in higher, that’s for certain. I don’t see them persevering with to get blown out like that, and I feel they’re gonna make a reasonably sturdy, at the least first rate, comeback and compete in video games.”

Gronkowski locations zero blame on Belichick for a way this season has panned out. The truth is, he blames one sole celebration.

Bill Belichick vs Dolphins

Invoice Belichick of the New England Patriots appears on in the course of the recreation towards the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on Sept. 17, 2023. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Photos)


“The one drawback with the New England Patriots is on the offensive aspect of the ball. They’re not transferring the ball, they’re not scoring factors…” he mentioned. “It’s simply bringing in the fitting guys on the offensive aspect of the ball to go on the market out on the sector, scoring touchdowns, persevering with to get first downs, and that’s what’s not occurring. The offensive aspect of the ball wants work huge time.”

The Pats will fly west subsequent week for a recreation towards one in every of Belichick’s prodigies in head coach Josh McDaniels, whose Las Vegas Raiders beat New England final 12 months on a miracle play wherein Raiders defensive finish Chandler Jones intercepted a wild backward cross, stiff-armed Patriots quarterback Mac Jones to the turf and bumped into the top zone as time expired.

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