Bill Belichick clarifies 'last 25 years' comments, says Patriots not 'resting on our past laurels'

Since Bill Belichick ended up being the head coach of the New England Patriots, the group has actually had among the best two-decade runs of any franchise. For twenty years, they were essentially locks to make the AFC Championship prior to the season even began and played in 9 Super Bowls, winning 6.

But considering that quarterback Tom Brady left the group to bet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, things have actually been less interesting in Foxboro. The Patriots lost in the wild card round in Brady’s in 2015 with the group and in the 3 years considering that have actually just made the playoffs when, losing in the wild card round in 2021.

They have not won the AFC East considering that 2019, something they did 17 times with Brady leading the offense. While the defense has actually shown excellent skill, the offense has actually had a hard time. Such a plain modification from unrivaled success to having a hard time to make the playoffs can make New England fans tired of the future of the group.

When asked why fans ought to be positive for what’s ahead for the Patriots, Belichick provided a brief, direct response, as he normally does.

“The last 25 years,” he stated (by means of ESPN), referencing the dynasties and numerous wins the group has actually experienced.

Safety Devin McCourty, who revealed his retirement this offseason, revealed some assistance for his previous coach by tweeting, “Talk your sh– Bill,” together with chuckling emojis.

However, the Patriots head coach did clarify his remarks to The Boston Globe on Wednesday, signaling that the main focus is to enhance in 2023 and not to simply recall to previous magnificence. 

“We’re not resting on our past laurels; that’s not the message to the team or the fans,” stated Belichick “We have never operated that way and aren’t now.”

The roadway to the playoffs is not getting simpler in the AFC East, with Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen still a leading gamer in the league and future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers on the edge of finalizing with the New York Jets.The Patriots still have the draft to boost their team and resolve a few of the problems that have actually kept them from making a playoff run the previous 3 seasons.

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