Connect with us

Sportswire

Report shares how a Bill Belichick-Patriots divorce might happen

The New England Patriots suffered arguably their most embarrassing loss of the Bill Belichick era on Sunday, which only amplified the rumblings that the head coach may not be in his current position much longer. But would Patriots owner Robert Kraft ever fire him? Kraft had to have been disgusted while watching his team’s incomprehensible…

The post Report shares how a Bill Belichick-Patriots divorce might happen appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Bill Belichick during a game

Nov 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks on the field before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots suffered arguably their most embarrassing loss of the Bill Belichick era on Sunday, which only amplified the rumblings that the head coach may not be in his current position much longer. But would Patriots owner Robert Kraft ever fire him?

Kraft had to have been disgusted while watching his team’s incomprehensible game-losing blunder against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Patriots owner probably was not pleased with New England’s offense to begin with, as Mac Jones has taken a big step back in his second year and been visibly frustrated with his coaches during games.

Kraft likely would not fire Belichick, especially after he essentially chose the coach over Tom Brady (whom Kraft has said he views as a son) a few years ago. If Kraft did decide a coaching change was in the best interest of his franchise, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk speculates that the Patriots might make the 70-year-old Belichick available via trade.

“Belichick surely wouldn’t be fired. Instead, word more likely would be circulated that Belichick is available to be hired away from the Patriots for fair compensation,” Florio wrote. “And, surely, another team would be willing to give it a whirl with Belichick.

Florio noted that Belichick would have to be willing to coach elsewhere in that scenario, but the longtime NFL insider feels things are “moving that way.”

New England’s defense has been rock solid this season. The offense is the issue, and firing Belichick may not be necessary to fix it. After Josh McDaniels left to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, Belichick replaced the former offensive coordinator with Matt Patricia, who was a defensive assistant in New England from 2006-2017. That move has backfired.

Assuming Belichick wants to keep coaching, it seems more likely that Kraft will make him hire a real offensive coordinator. We know of one candidate who may have interest in the job.

The post Report shares how a Bill Belichick-Patriots divorce might happen appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB3 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL3 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB3 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL3 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL3 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL3 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF3 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB3 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA3 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA3 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...