FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 17: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It’s one thing when you lose the media, and sports talk radio. But are fans now saying it’s time for a major Patriots shakeup? Patriots nation has been patient.

After all it was over THREE years ago we said goodbye to Tom Brady. So you can’t expect to recover from that massive loss in just one season, maybe two.  We all know how our loss was Tampa Bay’s gain.

But three years later, our situation has not improved. In fact, it has gotten much, much worse.

The Stats

Even as early as Monday afternoon, fan disappointment has hit fever pitch, saying the problem is at the top: Bill Belichick. According to athlonsports.com, fans want Bill out:

Even ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes it’s time for Robert Kraft to have a tough talk with Belichick. 

“If I’m Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, I’d call Bill Belichick … and here’s what I’d tell him. ‘You are no longer the GM … for this franchise. You can coach, but that’s it,'” Smith said on Monday morning. 

This report comes after the the Patriots fell to the Saints 34-0 on Sunday. A week prior New England lost to the Cowboys 38-3. Those are the two worst losses of Belichick’s career. Add to that, it was not just that we were playing tremendous teams. The Saints are 3 and 2, were flagged 14 times on Sunday and had a terrible loss at home last weekend.

Loyalty Vs Reality

Fans and media types alike are pinching themselves coming to this sad conclusion. NO one ever thought Patriots Nation would be in this position. How can the team that gave us YEARS of glorious victories now be facing this unreal path? The Patriots under the Kraft, Belichick, Brady leadership gave us SIX Super Bowl rings. Oh, wait, what’s missing from the trio of names NOW?

It is now becoming apparent that after waiting three patient years, was it Tom Brady’s immense skill the secret to the Patriot’s enormous success?  Many are calling for the removal of Bill as the team general manager, putting the responsibility of choosing players in the hands of someone else. Is a MAJOR Patriots shakeup eminent?

We are 1-4. If there ISN’T a change, could it get worse? There are 13 weeks left. THAT’s an unlucky number.

What are fans saying and the media saying?

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