- On Sunday, the Patriots suffered a 34-0 loss to the Saints
- Kraft is reportedly tired of losing and is open to firing Belichick if necessary
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If Bill Belichick could be fired, no one would be safe in his job.
The New England Patriots have fallen dramatically from their peak in 2019, when they won their last Super Bowl. Now the team has a record of 1-4 and no sign of any positive change in sight as New England possesses the worst scoring offense in the NFL.
That left team owner Robert Kraft frustrated, with reports of Jeff Howe of The Athletic indicating that he has become angered by the team’s lack of success.
Things have 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 the sport, if not THE greatest.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has grown frustrated with the team’s lack of success
It has gotten to the point where he is now open to firing head coach and general manager Bill Belichick
His six Super Bowl titles as a head coach are the most in the history of the sport and his 330 wins rank second all-time.
Belichick is expected to match (or surpass) former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula’s record in 2024.
But at the current pace, there are now doubts whether Belichick could catch up to Shula’s 347 wins 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 fell to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card round.
Kraft has reportedly “complained about the lack of a postseason win in the post-Brady era” several times in recent years.
That has left the owner “frustrated, if not downright angry, about 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 loss at home to the New Orleans Saints.
Belichick just suffered the worst loss of his career on Sunday: a 34-0 blowout at the hands of the Saints
It appears things need to change soon for Belichick, who has struggled to find and acquire the best offensive weapons in the post-Brady era.
New England did not perform up to its standards in the one year they had under quarterback Cam Newton.
Outside of his first season, Mac Jones doesn’t seem like the solution for the franchise either – with many Patriots fans 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 most embarrassing losses ever for the franchise.
Belichick hasn’t been able to land a top wide receiver in New England in years, as the NFL has leaned more toward the passing game.
Despite being linked to the likes of DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jerry Jeudy, Belichick chose JuJu Smith-Schuster.
That has proven to be an absolute failure so far from an asset who signed a three-year, $25.5 million contract but has only 14 catches for 86 yards in five games this season. This equates to $1.821 million per catch and $296,511 per yard.
These issues have come back to bite the Patriots — a tough team that ranks seventh in the league in total offense.