Joe Judge’s bizarre rants were certainly among the reasons the New York Giants decided to cut ties with the head coach after just two years, and it appears his mouth has put the New England Patriots in a bit of a bad spot just weeks after the NFL Draft.
After Judge spoke to the media and described the team’s coaching situation — which, man, is very, very bizarre — he likely revealed far too much information for Bill Belichick’s liking based on how tight-lipped this organization has been over the last two-plus decades.
Not too long after Patriots writer Greg Bedard blasted the Patriots for Judge’s comments on the coaching staff in an op-ed, he doubled down on the Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast from CLNS Media.
After claiming to have spoken with a number of people within the organization, Bedard revealed that there’s internal displeasure from the players regarding the hierarchy/mishmash.
Are Patriots players upset with the team’s coaching situation?
Depends if you believe Bedard. Some do. Some really don’t, with fans ripping him on Twitter for his takes and analysis, with others questioning the validity of his sources. So many fans might want to take this outrage with a grain of salt. Bedard, after all, is frequently unhappy with the team.
But there’s no denying his thoroughness here. He was the one who pressed Judge during the press conference and got these answers out of him. And he’s continued the discourse and amplified the concern in two different mediums, doubling down in a matter of two days.
Then again, there’s an easy way to meet in the middle here. Is the Patriots not naming coaches and/or having assistants work on multiple areas of one side of the ball concerning? Yeah, a little bit. Is it a reason to blow a gasket on May 19, nearly four months before Week 1? Absolutely not. Should fans trust Belichick over Bedard despite Judge’s rambling nonsense? Yeah, probably.
Let’s save all the complaining for the quiet offseason and questionable draft, shall we?