I have heard talk about Belichick being fired, which I have dismissed. However, after the last two weeks, there is a dire situation the the Belichick and the Patriots that I think is a real possibility.
I’m talking about Belichick losing the team. The idea is unimaginable. Indeed, after the first two weeks, I picked the Patriots as a dark horse team, even though they didn’t win. But my position was based on the belief that the ball security would improve. It hasn’t. Equally bad is that ever since Christian Gonzalez was lost for the season, the defense has not looked good. Now, if this was the first year of struggle, I wouldn’t worry, but this has been several bad seasons for Belichick and the Pats. The two really big losses is something that could cause the players to lose faith in Belichick. Additionally, I’ve always felt the Belichick’s approach was contingent on winning. That is the players would put up with him, as long as they continued to win. Not only are they not winning, but they’re losing badly. It’s not conceivable to me that the players could lose faith in Belichick and tune him out. Belichick and the team would be in serious trouble at that point.