New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is one of the most successful coaches in NFL history. He is a seven-time Super Bowl champion.
But Belichick and the Patriots are still looking for their first postseason win following the departure of Tom Brady, who promptly led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their second Super Bowl win in franchise history.
That drought doesn’t appear to be ending this year, either. The Patriots currently sit at 2-5 overall, marooned in last place in the AFC East.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is reportedly discussing firing Belichick due to the slippage in his team.
“These discussions have taken place, and I can tell you for sure, I mean, [Patriots owner] Robert [Kraft] hears the criticism,” Sports Illustrated insider Albert Breer told Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports.
“He hears the anger locally, and people in the building know for a fact that he’s hearing the anger from the fan base, and he’s very cognizant of where his team is in the pecking order of NFL teams as well,” Breer added.
“They’re not a marquee team anymore,” Breer said. “He took a lot of pride in them being a marquee team for two decades, right up there with teams like the Cowboys, like the Eagles, like the Giants had been traditionally. So I think there’s all of that that sort of plays into this.”