Bill Belichick denies that the Patriots “are resting on our laurels”

Bill Belichick denies that the Patriots “are resting on our laurels”

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The New England head coach clarified a previous comment, where he said that “the last 25 years” were cause for optimism for 2023.

FOXBOROUGH — El head coach de los New England PatriotsBill Belichickclarified that success in the team’s championships during his 23-year tenure is not part of his mindset as he looks forward to the 2023 campaign.

“We are not resting on our laurels; that is not the message to the team or to the fans,” he said. Belichick to the Boston Globe on the pro day of Louisiana State, this Wednesday. “We’ve never operated that way, and we won’t now.”

The comments of Belichick The Globe arrived two days after he held a question-and-answer session with a large group of reporters at the annual meeting of the owners of the NFL in Phoenix. Towards the end of that 28-minute session with the media, Belichick he was asked what he would say to fans to give them a reason to be optimistic about what lies ahead.

He replied: “The last 25 years.”

Bill Belichick caught the attention of some of his former players, who were used to the message of never looking back.AP Photo

The reference of Belichick In the past, he drew the attention of some of his former players, such as the former linebacker and now an analyst for ESPN, I mean Bruschiand former tight end Benjamin Watsonwho noticed that Belichick he often stressed that the past did not matter. That could have contributed to the clarification of Belichick before the Globe.

Belichick enters his 24th season as head coach of the Patriotsand has won six Super Bowls and nine titles of the AFC over that span, posting a 292-120 regular-season mark and a 30-12 playoff mark in that span. Including his tenure at the head of the Cleveland Browns from 1991 to 1995, he has totaled 329 career victories, with only the missing Don Shula (347) ahead of him on the all-time list of league wins, including playoffs.

But the Patriots they finished the season with a record of 8-9 last season, and in 2020 they stayed at 7-9. Those sub-.500 seasons accompany a 10-7 season in 2021, which included a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round.

The Caesars Sportsbook has the Patriots with 70-1 odds of winning the Super Bowl this season, the biggest odds against preseason for the Super Bowl low Belichick. According to SportsOddsHistory.com, these are the highest odds against the Super Bowl preseason since 1993, when they were 100-1.

The last time the Patriots entered a season with odds of 50-1 or worse to win a Super Bowl It was in 2001, when they defeated the St. Louis Rams by 20-17 in the Super Bowl XXXVI for the first title of Belichick con Tom Brady.

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