The New England Patriots are a team in turmoil. Maybe. It depends. If you believe the report from ESPN, then the Patriots are a hot mess, with incredible amounts of drama circulating throughout the team and locker room. And maybe Tom Brady’s TB12 Sports Therapy Center. Brady is not playing nice with Bill Belichick, who is not playing nice with Robert Kraft. And Brady’s trainer, Alex Guerrero, is not helping matters in the least.
It sounds bad. Real bad. And maybe it is even worse. Who knows. Then again, maybe it isn’t much more than usual “family drama,” as many in the sports world say. The thing is, it has gotten the rumor mills swirling. So much, in fact, that the New York Daily News is reporting that Belichick could see all of this as an opening to leave the Patriots, possibly to take over as head coach of the New York Giants, and move on from all of this mess.
Will this happen? I would call it highly unlikely, although I am not ready to dismiss it altogether. I think that is how chilly that it could be in Foxboro right now, and I am not talking about the record-breaking low temperatures.
Maybe Belichick has had enough of Kraft. Maybe he has even had enough of Brady. As if anyone could say the right thing all the time. Please. Brady is not the “Golden Boy” that the media makes him out to be. Sorry, Patriots fans. Nobody is that good. He has his flaws. Plenty of them.
Personally, I hope that Belichick does leave. I hope that he does take over the Giants, and I hope that he leads them to a Super Bowl as soon as next season. Why can’t he take his system to New York and implement it with Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and company? It is completely possible.
What would make me even happier if Belichick left is that we could finally see Brady for what he truly is, which is a product of the system. Take away Belichick. Take away his coordinators, who will likely get their own head coaching jobs. Take away his familiarity. Take it all away and see what sort of player Brady is without it all. He is a system quarterback. I think before exposing that, Brady would opt for retirement. He knows what he is; he just doesn’t want the rest of the world to know it as well.
Go ahead. Come at me. Hit me up @RobKelley24 on Twitter. Bring your best. Just try to keep it clean.
And in the meantime, just check out the giant smile on Jimmy Garoppolo’s face after being sent to the San Francisco 49ers. Ask him how happy he is to no longer be a part of Brady’s immaturity and the in-fighting amongst the Patriots and staff. Just ask him.
And, while you’re at it, ask Belichick who he would rather have at quarterback in a year or so, especially if he stays with New England. Ask him if he would rather have Brady or Garoppolo. I dare you.