- On Sunday, the Patriots suffered a 34-0 loss to the Saints
- Kraft is reportedly fed up with defeat and is ready to fire Belichick if necessary
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If Bill Belichick could be fired, no one would be safe in their job.
The New England Patriots fell drastically in 2019 – when they won their last Super Bowl. The team now sits at 1-4 and shows no signs of positive change as New England has the worst scoring offense in the NFL.
This has frustrated team owner Robert Kraft with reports of Jeff Howe of The Athletic suggesting he has become angry at the team’s lack of success.
It’s apparently gotten to the point where Kraft might consider firing Belichick if things don’t improve soon.
Belichick is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of sports – if not THE greatest.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has become increasingly frustrated with the team’s lack of success
It’s gotten to the point where he’s now ready to fire head coach and GM Bill Belichick
His six Super Bowl titles as a head coach are the most in the history of the sport and his 330 wins are the second most of all time.
Belichick is expected to match or surpass the winning record set by former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula in 2024.
But at the current pace, there are now doubts that Belichick could catch Shula’s 347 wins by next year.
Additionally, the Patriots have made just one postseason appearance since the departure of franchise quarterback Tom Brady in 2019.
That was in 2021 and the team lost to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card round.
Kraft has reportedly lamented several times in recent years “that the team has not achieved a postseason victory in the post-Brady era.”
That left the owner “frustrated, if not angry, at this lack of success,” sources told The Athletic.
This report comes just days after the Patriots just suffered one of the worst losses in team history – a 34-0 home loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Belichick just suffered the worst loss of his career on Sunday – a 34-0 loss to the Saints
It appears things will have to change quickly for Belichick — who has struggled to find and acquire top offensive weapons in the post-Brady era.
New England hasn’t lived up to its expectations in its one year under quarterback Cam Newton.
Aside from his first season, Mac Jones doesn’t appear to be the solution for the franchise either – many Patriots fans are calling for him to be benched.
But Belichick told reporters Wednesday that Jones would start this weekend’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders – a return to the site of one of the franchise’s most embarrassing losses of all time.
Belichick hasn’t been able to land a top wide receiver in New England in years as the NFL focuses more on the passing game.
Although Belichick was linked to the likes of DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jerry Jeudy, he chose JuJu Smith-Schuster.
That’s proven to be an absolute bust so far for a rookie who signed a three-year, $25.5 million deal but has just 14 catches for 86 yards in five games this season. That equates to $1.821 million per catch and $296,511 per yard.
Those problems have resurfaced to hit the Patriots — a passing-heavy team that ranks seventh-worst in the league in total offense.