Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t making any excuses for the team’s loss to the Chiefs.
One could argue the NFL put the New England Patriots in a terrible spot regarding their Week 4 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 and left the team scrambling, which forced them to fly out later in the weekend and play the game on Monday night with Brian Hoyer as their starter.
The result? Though close for most of the game, a 26-10 loss sent the Pats to 2-2 on the year. If not for an unforgivably bad performance from Hoyer, the Patriots would’ve had a legitimate chance to escape KC with a win.
Despite that, and all of the other troubling circumstances that led to this mess, Bill Belichick isn’t making any excuses. Week 4 happened. It stunk. It’s time for Week 5.
When asked about his players potentially falling back on excuses given all the disadvantages they faced before going up against the Super Bowl champs, he had a pretty savage response.
“We never make excuses. We don’t make excuses about anything. Period. That’s not what we do.”
This is why he’s one of the best to ever coach in the NFL. This is unfortunately what everyone signed up for in 2020, and even Belichick cannot reign in the chaos. Every team is dealing with the same troubling possibilities with COVID-19, and it’s going to put some in seemingly insurmountable situations.
On top of that, the Patriots were screwed by the refs on multiple occasions. Patrick Mahomes was flopping and drew a flag on one play. Julian Edelman couldn’t catch a routine pass that went for a pick-six. It was an all-around nightmare scenario.
But if the big man has anything to say about it, there will not be any excuses. The Patriots will not dwell on this loss. And it’s onto the Denver Broncos, regardless of who is under center.