Since Elon Twitter is fucking ASS and doesn't fully show long tweets when they're embed...
The 2023 Patriots have been as disappointing as biting into a cookie thinking it's chocolate chip, and it's actually oatmeal raisin, except the oatmeal is terrible line play, awful receivers, and subpar quarterbacking. At least the raisins are little pieces of rat shit!
I knew I was being a homer when I joked about "there being a path to 10 wins" this season (and while that is still technically possible), but I did not see fucking 2-7, the worst point differential in the AFC, and worst of all "un-Patriot-like" football coming. This season has been as enjoyable as a teethy BJ. Yeah, there are moments when you're like, this might turn around and not be that terrible, but then it goes back to being more painful than pleasure-filled.
I've been a harsh critic of Belichick's drafting abilities since the days of Chad Jackson, but it's been far more misses than hits the last few years. Nobody selected in the 2019 draft is currently on the roster. If the Pats are gonna move on, they should do so well before the draft so whoever is in charge at that point can get their own guys. I don't think the Patriots are dumb enough to fuck that up, but they did get a terrible post-breakup haircut when they debuted the hideous blueberries in 2020 (as if that year wasn't bad enough!).
The media is wrong about the Patriots all the time, so this news could be hashtag fake.
Didn't news recently leak about Belichick getting a massive extension going into the season? Either way, we're a nouveau riche dynastic franchise. The narratives have drastically altered since TB12 spent three years playing pirate in America's genital wart. We cannot afford to fuck this up. We're not the Carolina Panthers. We're the New England Patriots. Does history mean nothing? Fuck, Bill Belichick has been so important for not only the New England Patriots, but Robert Kraft's net worth that if he killed someone (like Ted Kennedy style, not full-fledged murder) he's earned the right to finish the season.
It's undoubtedly a different era post-Brady, but as long as Bill Belichick is coaching the New England Patriots, there is 6x Super Bowl champion DNA. Believe me, I'm not thrilled with Bill's inability to adapt, but the season is pretty much over, regardless if we lose in Germany or not. Firing Bill Belichick mid-season is just a disrespectful ass move to arguably one of, if not THE greatest coach in NFL history. At the bare minimum, he deserves the right to finish the season.
It's wild to me to fathom the idea of Belichick coaching elsewhere, especially when Shula's all-time win record is in grasp, but as we've seen repeatedly (primarily via his decisions) that, the NFL is a business. Tough decisions get made all the time. Scummy move staaaay happening in the National Football League. We know this! That doesn't make it okay to toss away a 6x Super Bowl champion like day-old sushi.
I am not a big Dov guy; I'm a DOZ guy. This story could be nothing; I don't think Mr. Kraft would push that button. He cares too much about PR. Even though he's growing tired of Bill's schtick...he is owed the right to finish the year out. I just hate the idea of an ugly ending for this reign of NFL royalty. I could be wrong, but if Belichick was willing to lose a Super Bowl to prove a point, I think all bets are off on how scorched earth he'd go if he got the axe-mid year like a fucking Chip Kelly or Urban Meyer. The sentimental part of me hopes this is just a rumor. I don't want to think of a world where Bill has bad blood like T-Swift with the Pats. I'm sure this is a topic I'll revisit, but as a child of divorce, I don't wanna think about this inevitably messy split anymore tonight.
There's no fucking way that Kraft would give the scuzzy ass LOSER Colts the satisfaction of ending Belichick's Patriot career. I'd like to think he respects the game more than that.
Just because this tweet sunk to the bottom of the internet ocean like most of my thoughts doesn't mean it's not a great NFL history joke!!
I didn't even get into the fact that firing Belichick would be an idiotic football move. Regardless if the game is passing him by or not, there are plenty of franchises that would take Belichick in a heartbeat. Firing him would be super dumb if they could get some draft picks. If Sean Payton was worth a 1st and 2nd, Bill should be at least two 1st and a 3rd.