Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi has called out his former coach, Bill Belichick, following the latter claiming that “the last 25 years” should be reason enough for fans to feel hopeful about the future.
The Patriots have found success hard to come by since the departure of Tom Brady but Belichick insists there’s sufficient joy to be found in past glories.
Bruschi, who won three Super Bowls with the Pats, responded to Belichick’s statement by pointing out that the head coach would not accept something like this from his players so he shouldn’t be saying it himself.
“That’s my guy who had a little slip right there,” he said during Tuesday’s episode of ESPN’s Get Up.
“I don’t know how many times I’ve been in meetings with Coach Belichick and the very first meeting is, ‘I don’t care about anything in the past.’ We win Super Bowls, ‘last year doesn’t matter.’ Pro Bowls don’t matter, All-Pros don’t matter. ‘Everything you’ve done last year doesn’t matter, fellas. It’s about who we are going forward.’”
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New England missed the playoffs last season after going 8-9 and hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 2019, when Tom Brady fired them to a 13-3 victory against the Las Angeles Rams.
Belichick is keen on avoiding a similar campaign to the one the Pats had in 2022 and the team is looking to add some more offensive talent around quarterback Mac Jones after bringing in JuJu Smith-Schuster.
They’re also said to be in the market for additional receiving talent after attending Odell Beckham Jr.’s workout earlier this month.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.