The 2023 NFL season has been an absolute nightmare for the New England Patriots thus far, as it seems that nothing has gone right, and a lot of the attention is now being directed at longtime head coach Bill Belichick and whether it’s time for him to move on.
However, this week was a bit of a Belichick renaissance of sorts, as a report surfaced about him securing a contract extension with the team before the season began while he was also able to get his 300th career win.
With only three coaches in the league’s history ever getting to 300 wins, it is quite an accomplishment and another step toward becoming the league’s winningest head coach, with Don Shula ahead of him.
After getting the best of the division-rival Buffalo Bills in perhaps the team’s best game of the season, Belichick was asked about what it felt like being the third coach to win 300 games via Alex Barth of 98.5 The Sports Hub.
“It’s great. I’m really more focused on our team and this year. I’ll worry about that later. Thank you,” Belichick said.
Bill Belichick on becoming just the third NFL coach to reach 300 wins: “It’s great. I’m really more focused on our team and this year. I’ll worry about that later. Thank you.”
— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) October 22, 2023
In classic Belichick fashion, he diverted the conversation back to this season and his determination to get things turned around for the storied Patriots franchise.
Even though it seems like a stretch at this point that the Patriots can flip the script, Belichick will continue to do what he can to get wins on a weekly basis to keep New England in reach of a playoff spot in the AFC.
A win over the Bills is definitely a step in the right direction, as it shows the Patriots can still beat good teams, but they’ve still got some tough games ahead, starting with the Miami Dolphins next week.
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