Patriots Bill Belichick responds to owner’s rumored concerns
Adding to a long list of conversations regarding the state of the Patriots’ offense, a new report suggests owner Robert Kraft has been quietly expressing his displeasure.
Before New England’s game against the Dolphins on Sunday, The MMQB’s Albert Breer discussed what he has heard around Foxboro. During his appearance on NBC Sports Boston’s “Patriots Pregame Live,” Breer revealed Kraft is looking to make significant changes with the offensive coaching staff this offseason, much in line with what most have complained about throughout the season.
Breer mentioned that no matter how the season ends, Kraft and Bill Belichick will have their typical end-of-season conversation, but how involved the Patriots owner will be in the coaching changes will depend on how that conversation goes.
On Monday, Belichick had his opportunity to respond to the alleged complaints from his boss during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.”
"“Right now we’re focused on Buffalo. That’s what we’re focused on. I know [Kraft] is, we are, everybody in the organization is. So that’s what we’re going to spend our time on this week, and that’s what we’re going to do as a team.”"
In typical fashion, the Patriots’ head coach didn’t elaborate on what he had to say, remaining focused on the task this upcoming Sunday. But because of the constant discussion surrounding his personnel choices for the 2022 season, he surely has more to say than what he’s led on.
What Belichick may be thinking regarding coaching changes is yet to be seen, especially since he hasn’t swayed in his firm support thus far. Because he stood by Matt Patricia and Joe Judge all season long, many can’t help but be concerned for the future. But if there is any truth to Breer’s report about Kraft’s voiced unhappiness, the changes needed could be coming sooner rather than later.