Boston Globe NFL senior author Ben Volin sounds satisfied New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft might transfer on from legendary head coach Invoice Belichick this coming winter.
“Making the playoffs will make his life lots simpler,” Volin mentioned about Belichick throughout an look on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” program, per Adam London of NESN. “If they’ve a dropping file once more, if (quarterback) Mac Jones has one other sideways season and the offense isn’t higher, the workforce is boring once more, I positively assume Belichick is on the recent seat and there’s an opportunity he doesn’t come again subsequent 12 months. Once more, I feel it must be a disastrous form of season, however 7-10 and Mac is screaming at the coaches again — I positively assume that would occur.”
Volin recently reported that “Belichick’s mates have privately mentioned they’re apprehensive that he’s on the recent seat in 2023,” partly due to the coach’s supposed rocky relationship with Jones, coupled with the truth that the 2021 first-round signal-caller is “in fairly tight with the Krafts.” Earlier this week, NBC Sports activities Boston’s Tom E. Curran echoed Volin’s “scorching seat” take.
Whereas talking with Cowherd, Volin famous that selections comparable to going with Cam Newton at quarterback for the 2020 marketing campaign following the departure of Tom Brady, together with forcing Jones to work under assistant coaches Matt Patricia and Joe Decide final season, all replicate poorly on Belichick.
“They’re one of many least-sexy groups within the NFL proper now,” Volin added in regards to the Patriots. “If it’s one other season like that — 5 years and not using a playoff win for the Patriots — I positively assume Belichick’s gonna be on the recent seat.”
The Patriots have missed the playoffs twice since Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2020, having final won a postseason recreation when the long run Corridor of Famer guided New England to a Tremendous Bowl LIII victory over the Los Angeles Rams in February 2019. As arduous as it’s to imagine, it appears Belichick will discover himself teaching for his job this fall and forward of his 72nd birthday, which he’ll celebrate in April 2024.