Could Bill Belichick wind up back in New York?
ESPN’s Seth Wickersham dropped an interesting report on the current state of the New England Patriots on Friday, which delves into a reported power struggle between owner Bob Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. As a result, many are wondering if this is the beginning of the end for the Patriots dynasty.
This afternoon, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported that a source “close to Belichick” told him that Belichick knows that this is his “last chance” to be the New York Giants coach. Here’s more:
“I’m sure Bill knows this is his last chance to be the Giants coach,” a source close to Belichick said Friday. “Bill sees an opening – an opening to get to the Giants.”
The source said he’s not certain if the reported friction and tension in New England will prompt Belichick to force his way out, but if he does, he said he is certain, “The Giants are the only place he wants to be.”
Belichick worked for the Giants from 1979-1990. He started as a special teams coach, rose to become the linebackers coach, and eventually became the team’s defensive coordinator.
Belichick is arguably the best coach in NFL history, winning five Super Bowl titles with the Patriots. He has an astounding record as a head coach at 263-125. We’ll keep you updated.