I’ve been saying the same thing for a while - one more season. It’s make or break this year. If the team is the picture of mediocrity again and we don’t win a playoff game next season, part ways, bottom out, and move on.
Me looking at another "we need to get rid of Bill" thread or thread hijack. At least we can keep all the thread hijacks in one place.
I am not so entrenched in the IBWT camp as I used to be, and unlike a lot of the IBWT folks, I do not believe he is above criticism, so here you go:
I hate the nepotism, maybe the boys are really good coaches. Maybe they are yes men for Bill. No idea. I'd prefer that they made their bones elsewhere, and not under Bill's umbrella of protection. The experiment of Judge and Patricia is an abject failure. That's on Bill.
Mac's propensity for Manningface is a problem. Manning does it, that's fine, he is one of the greats to play. Mac Jones isn't. It's on Bill to correct it. While I doubt it causes them to lose, it's not a good look from a second year player who's in the bottom of the league. That's on Bill to correct.
Patricia is far too conservative, was as DC, and is as OC. Needs to go, and that's on Bill.
ST was not a strength of the team, unlike the past. That's on Bill, as he preaches being good in all three phases.
So, I agree that next season is the make or break for Bill. We did see some breakdowns from the Pats this year that we have not seen in Belichick coached teams of the past. There's a lot to put on Bill this year, and we have not seen that since '09. I don't know where the problem lies, but it's on him to find it and fix it. If it's a locker room cancer, it needs to go. I'm guessing that there's a dearth of leadership among the young guys, and maybe the remaining old guys just aren't leading like they used to. The question in my mind is whether on not 71 year old Bill can do what 60 year old Bill could do.
There's a part of me that just wants to pull the bandaid off now and move on just so the people here will STFU about it already. We are guaranteed the next guy isn't going to have the football acumen that Bill has. No one in the NFL has it. But there's a whole bunch of guys want him gone, so have at it. Be careful what you wish for.