You might assume that if there were one NFL coach who was immune to being fired, it would be Bill Belichick. However, in today’s society, it’s often a matter of “what have you done for me lately.”
Calls for the dismissal of the legendary New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, have grown increasingly vociferous on Monday morning.
The Patriots suffered a crushing defeat against the Saints on Sunday, bringing their season record to a dismal 1-4. Currently, they appear more like a team vying for the top overall pick in the NFL Draft rather than a playoff contender.
Is it possible that Belichick could be fired?
“Fire Bill” became a trending topic on social media during Sunday’s game, and those calls have only intensified on Monday.
Bill Simmons, a longtime Patriots fan and sports media personality, raised the question of whether Belichick might be among the first three coaches to be fired on his podcast released on Monday morning.
Simmons remarked, “If you’re going first coach fired, is Belichick one of the three coaches now?” Simmons said. “I can’t believe I’m saying this, I feel like I’m going to get struck by lightning.”
Simmons’ podcast partner, Cousin Sal, chimed in, saying, “You and I always go over this at the beginning of the year and he was always like 100-1 and I’d say, ‘you know, he could get arrested for something,’” Iacono added. “But now it’s just on his merits.”
It would be genuinely astonishing if the Patriots were to fire Belichick in the middle of a season. If such a decision were to occur, it would likely take place during the offseason and potentially be framed as a “mutual” parting of ways.
Nonetheless, it appears that the Belichick era in New England is nearing its conclusion, and the current circumstances are far from ideal. Legends like Belichick deserve a more dignified twilight than what is currently unfolding.