Bill Belichick is among the NFL’s greatest coaches, but he and the New England Patriots have a problem.After so many years on top, the Patriots no longer run the show in the AFC East Division.Josh Allen and the Bills are now the top dogs, and one shouldn’t dismiss Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins, either.
In case the Patriots’ wild spending spree this offseason didn’t clue you in, Bill Belichick is still in this for the long haul.Even as he nears the age of 69.It was only a few years ago that Belichick declared that he had very little intention of coaching into his 70s like Bills legend Marv Levy, who reached the age of 72 before walking away from the game.
At one point, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that, unlike Hall of Famer Marv Levy, Belichick won’t be coaching into his 70s.As Belichick inches closer and closer to 70, his stance may have changed.To start the week that will see Belichick turn 69, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com published recent quotes from Levy regarding the notion of coaching well beyond what once was the retirement age of 65.
Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.Swipe down to close.Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.Swipe down to close.At one point, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that, unlike Hall of Famer Marv Levy, Belichick won’t be coaching into his 70s.
There’s no doubt that Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches to ever step foot in the NFL.Arguably, the greatest ever.With a coaching career spanning across four decades, Belichick has eight Super Bowl rings to his name.Six as head coach of the New England Patriots.
Pat McAfee wouldn’t be surprised if Bill Belichick was up to something ahead of the 2021 NFL draft.McAfee, the host of his podcast The Pat McAfee Show, dove into a conspiracy theory about why Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ draft stock has taken a tumble in recent weeks.
Photo credit: WEBN-TV/Flickr, Tariq Nasheed/Twitter, Boston Herald A photo of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wearing a T-shirt depicting a soldier closing in on a man in a turban, presumed to be a terrorist, is going viral.The seven-time Super Bowl champion was spotted wearing the T-shirt in Nantucket, Massachusetts the Independent Journal Review reported.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.-- Quick-hit thoughts/notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1.Belichick at 69: Coach Bill Belichick will celebrate his 69th birthday on April 16, which highlights his place among a group of the oldest to serve as a head coach in the NFL.
ABOUT BAKER MAYFIELD I was talking to an NFL executive about the Browns and he said something that made me think.“How would you like to be (Patriots coach Bill Belichick) scrambling to find a quarterback,” he said.“It has to be a relief for the Browns not to be in that spot.” New England doesn’t have a quarterback, unless you think Cam Newton, Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham are the answer.
If the New England Patriots are interested in trading up to the No.4 spot, the price might be pretty steep, per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.The NFL insider used Jimmy Johnson’s old draft-pick-value system to take his best guess at what the Patriots would have to give up if they want to move from the No.
The New England Patriots may be interested in trading up to the No.4 spots to get one of the draft’s top QB prospects.If they’re interested, they could be competing with offers from two other teams.The Atlanta Falcons can field the best offers on the board from teams who are a bit QB thirsty.
A former Pro Bowl player offered some ridiculous analysis recently.LaVar Arrington was a guest on “First Things First” on FS1 and talked about the New England Patriots.He said that coming off the season the Pats had, Bill Belichick has something to prove this year.
Cam Newton is back in New England this season.After a difficult campaign last year, Newton’s future with the Patriots was in doubt.However, the franchise has backed him this year, giving him a 1-year contract.Bill Belichick is a big supporter of Newton and was pivotal in bringing back the former MVP.
It goes without saying that the New England Patriots are facing a ton of pressure leading up to the 2021 Draft.Assuming they don’t do something entirely unforeseen, however, they should be able to satisfy fans with whomever they pick in the first round.Whether the Patriots trade up to draft a quarterback, nab one of the top remaining wide receivers or choose to further bolster their secondary by selecting a cornerback, they’d be hard-pressed to come out of the first round as losers.
The Patriots currently hold the No.15 pick in the draft.As the NFL offseason continues to get older, the Patriots are still without a clear answer as to what they’ll do at quarterback next season.The Patriots did bring back Cam Newton, but they haven’t brought in a new face at the position – yet.
Is Bill Belichick on the way out with the New England Patriots?
Bill Belichick certainly looks like the loser in his high-profile divorce from Tom Brady.While Belichick and the New England Patriots went 7-9 and struggled all season in 2020, Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.On Friday, Brandon Tierney argued that means the pressure is on the 68-year-old head coach.
Whether you’re dreaming of Mac Jones, Justin Fields or Trey Lance pulling on a Patriots jersey at the NFL Draft this month, the fact remains Bill Belichick could go any of a number different directions with the No.
Should New England offer this trade package to Atlanta?What the Atlanta Falcons choose to do with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft could shape the league’s landscape for years.And that’s not an exaggeration.Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and either Mac Jones, Justin Fields or Trey Lance are projected to go to the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, after which the Falcons must decide whether to continue the run on quarterbacks and select Matt Ryan’s successor or go in a different direction, perhaps even trading the selection to another franchise in need of a QB.
Offseason football is officially back in Foxborough.Coach Bill Belichick communicated to his players Thursday that the Patriots will be back at Gillette Stadium starting Monday, April 19, to begin the nine-week offseason program, multiple sources confirmed to the Globe.