The New England Patriots have won four of their last five games are in a primed postion to make a run for the playoffs but don’t expect LeSean McCoy to be impressed by this or the head coach for that matter.
The former NFL running back joined host Kay Adams on the “Up & Adams Show” on Monday for a conversation about impressive head coaches and wasn’t thrilled with Belichick being labled a ‘legend.’
McCoy clearly disagreed with that assessment and spent the next few minutes ranting about it.
“If you take away Tom Brady, do you know what he is? He’s under .500. I think he was very blessed to have Tom Brady,” McCoy said. “And now that he doesn’t have Tom Brady, he’s like all the other good coaches; Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan, he’s in that class.”
“I think he is a good coach. All ‘the greatest’ and ‘we’ve never seen anything like him’. That’s bullcrap.”
The Patriots are actually 22-21 since Brady left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Belichick’s all-time head coaching record without Tom Brady as the starting quarterback is 76-83.
“I think he was very blessed to have Tom Brady, and I think now that he doesn’t have Tom Brady, he’s like all the other coaches,” McCoy said. “All the other good coaches: the Marvin Lewises, the Rex Ryans; he’s in that class. I’m just being honest. They hate for you to be real about Belichick.”
Belichick is widely considered one of the greatest head coaches of all time as he currently ranks second on the NFL’s all-time coaching wins list behind only Don Shula. Despite whan McCoy thinks, comparing him to Marvin Lewis and Rex Ryan is quite a hote take.
This is hardly McCoy’s only time calling out Belichick as the former Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills star — who also won a Super Bowl with Brady on the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — declared that it was “over” for Belichick after the Patriots lost their season opener in September.
“I’ve never seen the Patriots pay so many guys on defense at one time,” McCoy said at the time. “They’re doing it now that Tom Brady is gone. It’s over. This is the real Belichick.”
Brady has seven Super Bowl championships after winning one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.