For years, the AFC East was the laughing stock of the NFL. The division, outside of the mighty Patriots, was looked at as completely inept. It was often used to fuel arguments from those who sought to diminish the accomplishments of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The argument, in a nutshell, being that the Patriots benefited greatly from their weak division.
What a Monday Night Football game we have this week. The win-less New York Jets going up against the New England Patriots, who have lost four straight games. Of course, every normal human being would think that Bill Belichick will beat one of the worst teams in recent memory. But these aren’t the same Patriots.
The New England Patriots lost their fourth consecutive game on Sunday afternoon after Cam Newton fumbled late in the fourth quarter. The 2020 season certainly hasn’t gone the way Bill Belichick had hoped. He brought in a former MVP to be Tom Brady‘s replacement and some people believed they would win the AFC East. However, …
The sky is falling in New England. The Patriots have lost three straight games for the first time since 2002. There are reports of a Patriots fire sale, including trade rumors for Stephon Gilmore, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Clearly the team must be in shambles and the season washed away, right? If these rumors are true, then that must mean that they are going to be competing with the New York Jets for the #1 pick in the 2021 draft. I, for one, would love to see Trevor Lawrence under Bill Belichick.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Patriots could use a receiver. New England currently ranks dead last in the NFL in yards from the wide receiver position. Their leading receiver over the last three games, Damiere Byrd, already has more yards this season than he did in his first three NFL seasons combined. It doesn’t help that an aging Julian Edelman is once again struggling with drops this season. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call the Patriots desperate for any help in their passing game at this point. One name to watch as the NFL trade deadline approaches is John Ross.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the New England Patriots need more weapons on offense. Surely, if you compare NFL rosters among skill position players, the Patriots are near the bottom. They have the worst tight ends in football. There wide receivers have struggled. Nobody knows who will be the starting running back. It’s time for an upgrade.
The New England Patriots have seen unprecedented success under Bill Belichick, but a lack of skill players has doomed this franchise last two seasons. If they hope to make the playoffs, the time is now to upgrade. Lack of talent is becoming an epidemic in Foxborough. After failing for years to identify, get, and develop …