It's Time for Patriots Coach Bill Belichick to Replace Matt Patricia

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Part of the relentless fascination of spectator sports is that even a layman can correctly observe when a genius does something stupid, and now it’s Bill Belichick whose mistakes are on display. Belichick is the greatest football coach of all time, yet his team committed perhaps the silliest endgame play in history, and now we get to watch him sort through his rubble.

Of course, Belichick didn’t want Jakobi Meyers throwing the ball back to Las Vegas’ Chandler Jones with no time left in a tied game, but Meyers likely assumed random back throws into the crowd were the next step in Matt Patricia’s offensive plan. Patrícia, of course, sends the plays to Belichick’s attack (the team doesn’t have a coach with the title of offensive coordinator). He has been a defensive coach for the past decade and a half, save for his years as the Lions head coach, which he spent alienating people and showing no real understanding of how a modern offense should be run.