Would it be appropriate to say “poor old Bill Belichick,” considering that for most of his career, he’s won and had success at an unprecedented level?
Things have certainly took a turn for the worse in recent years for the legendary head coach and the New England Patriots, and I don’t want to blame it all on Tom Brady’s departure, but that certainly didn’t help. This year, Belichick’s squad now has 3 wins and 1o losses, which is tied for the second worst record in the entire NFL.
Just a few years ago, you would have been crazy to think that the New England Patriots would ever move on from their future hall of fame coach, who has brought the franchise six Super Bowls. However, reports have slowly started to leak out that the Patriots will choose to part ways with their longtime coach after the conclusion of this season.
The world of professional (and even amateur) sports is a “what have you done for me lately” industry, and even though Belichick is undoubtedly the Patriots best coach of all time, his struggles in recent years are enough for the franchise to warrant a break up.
Bill seems to know that the end is near, considering how he’s been handling media appearances as of late. During the coach’s time with the media, reporters were asking Belichick about the alleged news that he would be leaving the Patriots following this season, and the stoic, disgruntled head coach answered every single inquiry with:
“Getting ready for Kansas City.”
Bill Belichick when asked multiple times about his coaching future with the #Patriots:
Longtime Patriots fans, and really anyone that has followed football in the last decade, will probably remember Belichick’s infamous “we’re on to Cincinnati” press conference in 2014.
During that time, the Patriots had just suffered one of the worst losses under Bill Belichick, and media members were anxious about the team’s performance as they were set to play the Bengals the next week.
And in that presser, Belichick pulled out his patented press conference move by simply repeating the answer of:
“We’re on to Cincinnati.”
The Patriots then went on to demolish the Cincinnati Bengals 43 to 17, and the heat was taken off of Belichick’s back. It worked back then, but I don’t think his signature move is going to do him any good now.
Bill’s time in New England is most likely coming to a close, and as he would likely tell the media, it’s on to “whatever team will take him,” and there should be plenty of potential suitors in the offseason for the former Super Bowl winning coach.