Boomer Esiason says wanting the Patriots to fireside Invoice Belichick is an ‘idiotic’ take


“Do you see all of the success that the Patriots have had?”

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It’s pretty apparent by now that the Patriots have skilled a steep drop-off with out Tom Brady.

The Patriots have been remarkably common over the previous three years, with a 25-25 file and one playoff look sandwiched between two sub .500 seasons.

Oddsmakers are predicting issues will likely be even worse for New England this yr. Wager MGM’s most up-to-date underneath/over for Patriots wins in 2023 is 6.5 video games.

The closest the Patriots ever got here to .500 with Brady underneath heart was their 9-7 end in 2002. Apart from that, the Brady-era Patriots gained 10 video games or extra yearly and made 9 Tremendous Bowl appearances throughout Brady’s 20 year-run with the workforce.

So, is the drop-off sufficient for Invoice Belichick to lose his job if the Patriots battle once more this yr? Some would argue that it’s.

Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports activities made it clear throughout an look on WEEI’s Greg Hill Present that he disagrees with that opinion.

“These ‘some individuals’ are idiots,” Esiason stated. “You see Gillette Stadium. Did you see their new renovations? Do you see all of the success that the Patriots have had? Everyone is aware of who they’re due to the success that Invoice Belichick has dropped at that workforce.

“So, anyone that ever even talks about firing Invoice Belichick could be idiotic,” Esiason continued. “And the very fact is, the query actually ought to be, how for much longer does he wish to do that? As a result of I feel he has a contract in perpetuity for so long as he desires to educate.”

Belichick is 71 years previous. He stated in 2009 that he wouldn’t coach into his seventies. Final yr, Belichick instructed Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe that he wished he by no means stated that.

At this level, Belichick’s resume speaks for itself. He has six Tremendous Bowl wins as a head coach, in addition to a pair of titles with the Giants as a defensive coordinator. He’s second on the NFL’s all-time wins listing amongst head coaches. He’s extensively thought-about to be the most effective, if not the perfect, NFL coach of all time.

However, all of his Tremendous Bowl wins, together with most of his regular-season wins as a head coach got here in the course of the Brady-era, and Brady is retired now.

Is it price it for the Patriots to maintain hanging on to Belichick primarily based on loyalty from his previous accomplishments when there hasn’t been as a lot success lately?

That’s a query for Robert Kraft.