I always said this was the year to have a crap year. COVID has really done some real damage to the season. I mean Cleveland had no WRs today that were actually on the active roster two days ago playing today. We have had a team start a practice squad WR at QB a game.
I don't know if Belichick knew it is was a non-playoff year. I doubt he knew players like Hightower were going to sit out the season. But do think he knew they were cap strapped this season, but flushed with cap space next year. I think he always intended to stay pat with what he had and look to the next year to rebuild.
my only beef is if bb knew this was going to be a crap year, why didn’t he go all out to be zero and 16 and grab a generational qb like Lawrence?
Lawrence sets us up for another decade or two of total dominance!