ESPN’s Bart Scott calls for the firing of Bill Belichick, the general manager

Bill Belichick, fired?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="On ESPN’s ‘Get Up’, analyst Bart Scott made his argument that Belichick should be fired from his general manager position. The 68-year-old legendary head coach has held down both positions over his time with the New England Patriots and it’s led to nine Super Bowl appearances, with six wins.” data-reactid=”7″>On ESPN’s ‘Get Up’, analyst Bart Scott made his argument that Belichick should be fired from his general manager position. The 68-year-old legendary head coach has held down both positions over his time with the New England Patriots and it’s led to nine Super Bowl appearances, with six wins.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="But, is Belichick to earn all the credit for it? Scott argues that Tom Brady simply made everyone better and was the reason that Belichick could get away with poorly doing his job as the general manager. ESPN made the point that the Patriots haven’t drafted a Pro Bowler since 2013.” data-reactid=”8″>But, is Belichick to earn all the credit for it? Scott argues that Tom Brady simply made everyone better and was the reason that Belichick could get away with poorly doing his job as the general manager. ESPN made the point that the Patriots haven’t drafted a Pro Bowler since 2013.

Here’s Scott’s argument behind this bold statement.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Patriots are now 2-4 without Brady — the 43-year-old that is 5-2 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and having one of his best starts to a season in recent memory. With injuries at the already-slim wide receiver position, Cam Newton is positioned to head into Sunday’s matchup with Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.” data-reactid=”16″>The Patriots are now 2-4 without Brady — the 43-year-old that is 5-2 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and having one of his best starts to a season in recent memory. With injuries at the already-slim wide receiver position, Cam Newton is positioned to head into Sunday’s matchup with Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The tight end position consists of Ryan Izzo and two rookies (Dalton Keene, Devin Asiasi). Aside from Stephon Gilmore and some defensive talent, the Patriots don’t really have any star players on the roster right now. Of course, some of it’s due to the league-high opt-outs and the slew of star players that left in the offseason.” data-reactid=”17″>The tight end position consists of Ryan Izzo and two rookies (Dalton Keene, Devin Asiasi). Aside from Stephon Gilmore and some defensive talent, the Patriots don’t really have any star players on the roster right now. Of course, some of it’s due to the league-high opt-outs and the slew of star players that left in the offseason.

Belichick has coached up many young players he drafted and set them up for huge contracts with other teams, or even in New England. It’s hard to put this pressure on Belichick right now, given the COVID-19 complications and the reciprocal effect of Brady’s departure.

Scott has some decent points, but this isn’t the time to hit the panic button and take away half of Belichick’s responsibilities.

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