LeGarrette Blount shares his take on Bill Belichick's possible impending firing
Among the typical rumors that run rampant during a losing season for any team in the NFL, speculation regarding Bill Belichick's future as New England's head coach continues to be discussed the most.
Now that several former Patriots players are members of the media, they have had to share their perspectives on what is being said, with the latest being LeGarrette Blount.
During his weekly appearance on NESN’s “Ultimate Betting Show,” he expressed his belief that Belichick will not be fired this season but will stay with the team beyond the 2023 season, with fewer responsibilities on his plate.
"I don’t see Bill going anywhere. I maybe see him taking a little bit less responsibility, as far as the (general manager) role or maybe someone that makes the contract decisions or the money decisions. I think maybe they’ll take him out of that role a little bit in order for you to be able to contend in these games — big-time games.
I think they take more responsibility away from him and put him in a position (where) he only has to worry about the team and coaching. I don’t think they move away from Bill. I just don’t see that happening."
Blount's take seems the most reasonable, given the history that Belichick has with the organization and the long list of accolades he has accrued during that time. Firing a coach like him mid-season seems out of the question, even more so knowing his relationship with Robert Kraft.
Of course, there's always the possibility that will change; maybe they will mutually part ways. However, narrowing Belichick's responsibilities feels like a move in the right direction, even if it's not the most popular decision among fans.