Patriots on the Brink?

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    Patriots on the Brink?

    Beginning of the End for New England?

    Two weeks before the Nov. 1 trading deadline, Belichick met with Kraft to discuss the quarterback situation. According to staffers, the meeting ran long, lasting half the day and pushing back Belichick's other meetings. The office was buzzing. The meeting ended with a clear mandate to Belichick: trade Garoppolo because he would not be in the team's long-term plans, and then, once again, find the best quarterback in the draft and develop him. Belichick was furious and demoralized, according to friends. But in the end, he did what he asks of his players and coaches: He did his job. One morning in late October, Belichick texted San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and asked him to call. Belichick had long admired Kyle's father, Mike, who not only had been one of the NFL's smartest tacticians but had also personally defended Belichick to commissioner Roger Goodell during the Spygate scandal. At the combine this past February, Kyle, weeks into the 49ers job after being the offensive coordinator for the Falcons, met with Belichick for hours to learn from his team's humiliating Super Bowl loss. Belichick believed that Garoppolo would excel under Shanahan, and when he and Shanahan connected on the phone, Belichick offered the quarterback for a second-rounder.

    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. It's an outstanding read, and one that Patriots fans have quietly known was coming at some point. Not a fan of the timing, but it is what it is.
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    Thanks for hooking the 49ers up

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    I read that this morning...kinda shocking that this much info came out. I'm sure Pats will use it to rally around to win another title. Only way it really blows up is if Belichek is really tired of Kraft and retires out of the blue.

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    I am not sure this is all it seems to be. In their time, I would imagine they've had many heated discussions. Two huge egos that want to win. They both need each other. Kraft can't find a better coach and BB will never find an owner that gives him this much power. Nor will BB find another Brady. Jimmy G. may develop into a good one, but I doubt Brady.

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    The Patriots just released a statement basically calling this article stupid:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    The Patriots just released a statement basically calling this article stupid:

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    So much for Patriots fans being in the know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    The Patriots just released a statement basically calling this article stupid:

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    In other words its probably the exact truth.

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    In other words, go put your money on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl right now while you can get good odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    So much for Patriots fans being in the know.
    It's been known for quite a while that there have been tensions between Kraft/Brady & Belichick. I don't believe it's near as bad as the article makes it seem though.

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    Please draft Lamar.

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    Saw a tweet that basically said that no one was giving the Patriots any bulletin board material, so they decided to give themsleves some. Genius.

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    I saw this on Facebook yesterday and it looked sensationalized to me so I didn't read any further.

    Thanks for posting it UKMF.

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    Bill Belichick 'sees an opening' to coach Giants: source - NY Daily News

    I dont see it happening, but there's a lot of smoke about Belichick leaving and going to New York.

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    I think blowing up the Pats would be good for the league

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    I’m not buying any of this.

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