Patriots owner Robert Kraft echoed the sentiments of the fanbase during a Sunday morning interview on NFL Media, addressing the disappointing state of the team currently languishing at the bottom of the AFC East.
In his 30th year of owning the team, Kraft expressed his frustration with the Patriots’ 2-7 record, a situation he termed as “really disappointing.” Disappointed by the team’s unexpected struggles, he acknowledged the collective hope for a better season, emphasizing the need for a reset to salvage the year.
Despite optimistic expectations at the start of the 2023 season, the Patriots find themselves grappling with injuries on the defensive front and offensive inefficiencies, putting them in contention for a top-five pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft.
Adding to the team’s woes, Kraft unintentionally became the subject of a meme during the Patriots’ game against the Colts in Germany over the weekend.
While questions have arisen regarding Bill Belichick’s status as head coach, Kraft, in response to inquiries by NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, did not delve into the matter. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Sunday morning that Kraft is “not inclined” to make a midseason coaching change, and it’s worth noting that Belichick’s current contract extends through the 2024 season.
In summary, the Patriots’ season has taken a dire turn, characterized by disappointments, unexpected challenges, and swirling speculation about the coaching staff.