There’s not much more that can be said about Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots. For the first time since 2008, the Patriots won’t be playing postseason football.
For the first time since 2002, this team won’t win double-digit games. It’s been a disastrous performance in Belichick’s first post-Tom Brady season.
This took on a whole new meaning against the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills during “Monday Night Football” Week 16. At one point in the third quarter, Bill Belichick and the Patriots found themselves down 31-9. Struggling quarterback Cam Newton had tallied a total of 14 net passing yards. You read that right. Fourteen.
Obviously, the six-time champion head coach was not too happy with his team’s performance at Gillette Stadium Monday night.
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WATCH: Frustrated Patriots HC Bill Belichick takes it out on poor telephone
We’re really not too sure what that phone ever did to Bill Belichick. Talk about taking your frustration out on an innocent bystander. It’s not like the phone opted to go with a quarterback in Cam Newton who entered Monday’s action having thrown all of five touchdown passes in 13 starts this season. Yeah, that’s also a real thing.
In reality, Bill Belichick and the Patriots don’t even belong on the same football field as the Bills. Imagine writing that sentence just two short years ago. This also comes on the same day that it’s being reported Julian Edelman could have played his final game as a member of the Patriots.
To say things are not going swimmingly for the Patriots this season would be an understatement. Bill Belichick is understanding of his legacy at this late stage in his career.
As New England continues to struggle, Tom Brady is doing his thing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have clinched a playoff spot in a season that has seen Brady throw 36 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. For those of us who are not math majors, that’s 31 more touchdowns than Cam Newton.
Sorry to point that out, Mr. Belichick. Please don’t take your frustration out on the Internet Al Gore created. Thanks and bye.