New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick known for his Sphinx-like demeanor during press conferences, spoke Monday with words that shook the NFL.
“We sold out,” Belichick told WEEI Radio, “and won three Super Bowl tournaments, played in the fourth, and played in an AFC championship match. This year we have to work less. It’s not an excuse, it’s just a fact.
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The comments come a day after Pats recorded their fifth loss in seven games and are a sequel to some of the comments he made over the weekend in an interview with the former coordinator. attack by Pats, Charlies Weis, on Sirius XM.
“We have been investing quite a lot in our team over the past few years,” Belichick told his one-time assistant coach, “From a salary-limited standpoint, we don̵7;t have a lot of flexibility.
Belichick also told Weis that the team had lost some players who decided to turn down their contracts and pursue the company freely. AFC East’s longtime rulers also lost eight players who had chosen not to play this season due to concerns about the coronavirus. “So we lost some of the players there that would normally give us a considerable amount of playing time,” Belichick said.
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Speaking of the less stellar team formation this year, Belichick said, “Look, we paid Cam Newton $ 1 million. I mean obviously we don’t have any money. It’s your fault. nobody”
The Patriots have lost four straight games for the first time since 2000, and they will be looking to return to victory against the Jets in New York next week. The Jets and Pats are longtime contenders and both are struggling. The Jets are unbeaten in eight trials and have the worst-rated offense in the NFL.
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