Does Belichick want out in New England? Mike Reiss weighs in
The Patriots are now 2-10 on the season following a 6-0 shutout loss at the hand of the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. With every loss, the questions surrounding head coach Bill Belichick’s job security continue to grow. But what would it take for the legendary head coach to want out in New England rather than the other way around? ESPN Patriots insider Mike Reiss joined Zolak and Bertrand on Tuesday and discussed what the circumstances would have to be for Belichick to leave Foxboro at the end of the season:
‘Maybe he’s had enough, too…’
“If what we were hypothesizing about before with the whole release last year with, you know, ‘we’re going to interview offensive coordinators and Jerod Mayo has agreed to contract extension’, if that was put out without him being involved in it, and we don’t know that, let’s put that right out there where we’re sort of just discussing it. I don’t know. Maybe he does get to the point where he says, ‘well, they’re getting more involved now. Like, I don’t know if I do want to be here.’.
“And so I think that at least just opening up that thought process and I’ve spent 24 years trying to get in Bill’s head. Who knows what he’s thinking? That release was not signed by the head coach. It was attributed not on the head coach, wasn’t really attributed to him. I mean, his name was in there, I think, as agreed with Jerod Mayo on an extension, if I remember. I believe Bill’s name was in there. I could be wrong. But to me, that’s one pushback to the thought of, ‘well, he doesn’t want to go anywhere’ … Maybe he’s had enough too.”
LISTEN: Mike Reiss joins Zolak & Bertrand following loss to the Chargers