The Patriots should consider an in-season firing of HC Bill Belichick

It's time to rip the Band-Aid off.
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After another embarrassing loss, the New England Patriots should consider an in-season firing of head coach Bill Belichick. I think Robert Kraft needs to send a message. Why continue letting Bill Belichick continue to swim in the dirty waters that he created? To me, it doesn't make a ton of sense, but then again, it also does make sense.

Yeah, I don't that might be confusing. At this point, the Patriots sticking with Belichick might allow them to land a top pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, which would be nice, as it would let them acquire a highly-rated QB prospect. But I think in most any other situation, a coach starting 1-4 the way that Belichick and the Patriots have, would warrant changes.

Not only is Belichick the head coach, but he's also the general manager, as we all know. He's got his hands all over this roster. The puzzling roster decisions made over the last few years that have yielded this bad team are all his. The puzzling coaching decisions back in 2022 were all his, and the second-worst record in football is all his.

I think what ends up happening is Belichick and the Patriots part ways to a degree at the end of the season. I'm sure that BB would not hate remaining with the organization in some capacity, so some sort of advisory role might be in the cards, but it's clear that Belichick needs to have his GM and HC duties removed.

The New England Patriots still have a very tough schedule the rest of the way, and I could argue that they should not be favored in any one of those 12 remaining games in 2023. It's time for the team to sell off some veteran players, perhaps part ways with Bill Belichick, and restart this thing in 2024. Embracing a full-on rebuild is the best way to guarantee long-term success for the New England Patriots.