I usually disagree with most of your takes on Belichick. I have a hard time bashing either Belichick or Brady-I'm just grateful for all theyve done. Nothing thats happened has made me lose one ounce of respect for either.This is like playing Texas Hold Em, going all-in with pocket 5s against pocket Aces, and arguing you’re right if you get incredibly lucky despite having big odds against you.
Of course Bill wasn’t right…replacing the still productive GOAT with a washed-up veteran and then playing the lottery on a mid-first round QB? Those options are available to teams any time. There was no master plan/ wise guy knowledge about a special skilled QB or trade target. This was all just some kind of bluff or point being made with no actual strategy at QB.
Anyone outside New England understands this…it’s not even a debate. The best Bill will get for an excuse is he just miscalculated on Brady’s remaining production; the truth is it may have been about more than that…a coach who prioritized his personal preference to move on from Brady over the best interest of the franchise.
And none of us really knows for sure all the reasons this happened.
But Bill is in charge. Just as I hold Tom accountable for what happens on the field,I hold Bill accountable for running the team.
So I agree with you on this- Bill f'd up, plain and simple.
By 2020 it was probably too late. But there was plenty he couldve done prior to that to salvage losing Brady.
He should've learned by his miscalculation of how well Brady would play beyond 40, when he drafted Jimmy G- a couple years too early.
Theres no bigger fan of Belichick on this board than me-going back to the Milloy thing- which I was one of a very few that agreed w. Bill 100% from the getgo.
But in this case,Bill f'd up.