‘Resignation’: Mike Reiss describes the current mental state of Bill Belichick, Patriots coaching staff
Mike Reiss from ESPN was asked to share his thoughts on the mental state of Bill Belichick, Bill O’Brien, and the coaching staff, particularly in the context of the team’s struggling offense and suggests that a key word to describe the situation is “resignation.” He explains that there’s a sense of frustration when you realize that, despite extensive planning and effort, the team is limited by the inherent capabilities of its players.
“I think the word that comes to my mind, in terms of where he’s at and maybe where his staff is at, is resignation. It has to stink when you know that, no matter how much time you put into it and however much thought you’re putting into these game plans, you’re sort of resigned to the fact that the pieces you have are what they are. There’s only so much you can do with it. And it probably starts, you know, with the whole quarterback thing. I think Mac Jones has said it himself, like if the quarterback doesn’t play well, you know, you don’t really give your team a chance. I know Bailey Zappe gave him everything he could yesterday, but they’re sort of limited with whoever they put at that position right now with what they can do.”
The New England Patriots had another bad game in their 2023 season, losing 6-0 to the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Bailey Zappe didn’t do much better either, completing 13 out of 25 passes for 141 yards with no touchdowns. He also got sacked five times and had turnovers on downs twice.
The Patriots face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Thursday night.
Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the Toucher and Rich program and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.