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So 2018, 2019, was what then?

If you’re talking about the Super Bowl against the Rams, yes that was absolutely the defense stepping up. Against Jared Goff mind you, but that was a great game by the defense. Getting to the Super Bowl? Brady, Brady and Brady again. Yes, their defense was good, but no one will ever confuse them with the ‘85 Bears or ‘00 Ravens.

How can it be just plain wrong? How many other coaches have done it? He has won as many Super Bowls as Coach #2 has been to Super Bowls and only Chuck Noll has more than half of Belichick's Super Bowl victories.

I hate the mentality of what have you done for us in the last year or two, especially after such a long and very successful career.

I also have always hated the “what have you done for me lately” mentality that tends to permeate in sports, but that’s not what this is about (at least not for me). For me it’s about the absolute power that Belichick has with seemingly no accountability. That was fine when Brady was here, because I think it is now quite evident that he covered up a lot of mistakes. I’m admittedly saying this in hindsight, but I think the sample size of with/without Brady is now big enough to do so. I don’t want Belichick to be fired, but I don’t want the status quo going forward either. Kraft needs to take back control.
 
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Bill is now 23-22 since Tom left. that's not bad. not like the next best coach of his time will land with the Pats. Problem the Pats have is Bill is now 70, looking for the clay.
 
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If you’re talking about the Super Bowl against the Rams, yes that was absolutely the defense stepping up. Against Jared Goff mind you, but that was a great game by the defense. Getting to the Super Bowl? Brady, Brady and Brady again. Yes, their defense was good, but no one will ever confuse them with the ‘85 Bears or ‘00 Ravens.



I also have always hated the “what have you done for me lately” mentality that tends to permeate in sports, but that’s not what this is about (at least not for me). For me it’s about the absolute power that Belichick has with seemingly no accountability. That was fine when Brady was here, because I think it is now quite evident that he covered up a lot of mistakes. I’m admittedly saying this in hindsight, but I think the sample size of with/without Brady is now big enough to do so. I don’t want Belichick to be fired, but I don’t want the status quo going forward either. Kraft needs to take back control.
Unfortunately, we are in and have been in a "What have you done for me lately" society ...
Hell, it actually, what have you done for me Today, you don't get time to do anything anymore.

Coaches use to get at least 4 years to get your guys in and going, now your gone in 2 or 3 sometimes less.
 
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Great day for the Red Zone Channel today. The early window has Jets-Vikings, Titans-Eagles and Commanders-Giants, and then the late window has Chiefs- Bengals and Dolphins-49ers. No question this is the deepest slate of quality games thus far.
 
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Lamar Jackson out with a knee injury, and the Ravens are trailing the Broncos 9-3.


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It’s time for Belichick to retire or for Robert Kraft to step in and say enough is enough. This arrangement of Belichick having cart blanche over the entire operation worked when he had a certain quarterback here. That QB has drawn a paycheck in Florida for 3 years now, and it’s fairly obvious that he was the main cog to their success. Belichick has been running this team like it’s a family business. His coaching staff is a joke of nepotism that’s made up of family members and close friends (I give credit to local talk show hosts Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti, who have been all over this part of story for the last two years. It was getting a lot of resistance at first, but not so much any more). Even some of the players that Belichick has resign-ed are marginal NFL players at best. They’re all Belichick yes men and butt kissers. Last night was the tipping point for me. Look, there’s no shame in losing to a vastly superior Buffalo team. But it was the way they lost that sent up red flags for me. The time has come, Mr. Kraft, to take the car keys away from Bill Belichick.
Tom without Bill = 32-14 regular season, 5-1 playoffs, 1 SB ring
Bill without Tom = 40-41 regular season, 0-1 playoffs, 0 rings
 
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Belichick can stay as long as he likes. If they are 0-17, I don't care. He, Brady, Pioli, and Kraft made the Patriots into one of the best the best franchise ever in NFL history.

It is always easy to say "fire the coach". They question is who do you replace him with. Belichick has a track record that puts him among the best coaches in all sports, all time (Alex Ferguson would be #1). Who do you replace that with?
And that track record is over. The name of the game is what have you done for me lately?? Not 5 years ago. Losing teams lose revenue.
 
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Tom without Bill = 32-14 regular season, 5-1 playoffs, 1 SB ring
Bill without Tom = 40-41 regular season, 0-1 playoffs, 0 rings

This is what I’ve been saying. Belichick’s only career postseason win was AGAINST the Patriots and Bill Parcells on New Year’s Day 1995. Every other postseason win he’s had was when Brady was his QB.
 
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Otherwise, for once, everything the Bills needed to happen did. Losses by NE, Jet, Miami and KC puts us back in 1 seed and after winning a record 3 road games in 12 days, the Bills may be on the verge of being where they started the season
 
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I kept thinking they Could have and should have had Justin Fields ... (Or Mac Jones, they apparently loved him at the time, or at least it was reported that way at the time).

Of course had they drafted Fields, I doubt that Garropolo would have re signed.

I can imagine what Fields Might be doing with a team that HAS an O Line and a DEFENSE, so he doesn't have to do everything himself.
 
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Otherwise, for once, everything the Bills needed to happen did. Losses by NE, Jet, Miami and KC puts us back in 1 seed and after winning a record 3 road games in 12 days, the Bills may be on the verge of being where they started the season

It may sound crazy, but with 5 weeks still remaining I think seeds 1-6 in the AFC are all but sewn up. The Bills, Chiefs, Bengals, Ravens, Titans and Dolphins are all virtual locks to make the postseason at this point. The only questions are who gets the coveted #1 seed and who wins the AFC North. The last spot will be between the Jets, Chargers, Patriots and now the Raiders have emerged as a dark horse for that spot. The Jets have the best chance to get that spot, but would lose out on the head to head tiebreaker against the Patriots. The Chargers are by far the most talented of this group, but can never be trusted. Don’t be surprised if the Raiders sneak into the 7 seed with a 9-8 record.
 
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Belichick can stay as long as he likes. If they are 0-17, I don't care. He, Brady, Pioli, and Kraft made the Patriots into one of the best the best franchise ever in NFL history.

It is always easy to say "fire the coach". They question is who do you replace him with. Belichick has a track record that puts him among the best coaches in all sports, all time (Alex Ferguson would be #1). Who do you replace that with?
Strange take to fire Bill. I for Just this once agree with you he should stay until he wants to leave. Tom was drafted 199 for a reason, he was not very good.
Dr. Bill Frankenstein built that Monster. he was lucky to find the clay to do so, but still.
if Bill was 60 instead of 70 would bet he could build another one.
 
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Giants-Commanders flexed to SNF on 12/18, moving the Pats-Raiders to 1:05pm PST, broadcast by FOX.

Here’s the complete schedule for Week 15. Changes are in bold print. Saturday’s schedule besides Dolphins-Bills kinda sucks. That’s why I thought there was a chance that Giants-Commanders was going to Saturday as part of the triple header, and Pats-Raiders was staying on SNF.


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