“I’d rather let him burn,” Bart Scott expresses disdain for the Patriots coach Bill Belichick in fiery comments
Belichick and the Patriots have made the playoffs only once since 2020.
Bill Belichick (L - via Imago) and Bart Scott (R - via ESPN)
The New England Patriots have had some difficult seasons since the turn of the decade. The once-footballing dynasty is now unraveling and spiraling out of control. Their head coach Bill Belichick is under immense pressure this season after a terrible campaign. They are 3-10 through 14 weeks of the season and are in no position to reach the playoffs.
The Patriots’ downfall can be explained by the departure of their legendary QB Tom Brady. The seven-time Super Bowl champion left New England at the beginning of the 2020 season and since then, the Patriots have struggled to make the playoffs.
A lot of people have reveled in the Patriots’ downfall and one of those people is former linebacker and current analyst, Bart Scott. He recently made an appearance on the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast and expressed his feelings towards the legendary Patriots’ head coach.
When asked what he would do if he saw Belichick on fire, Scott gave a very fiery response and said,
I’d probably try to stomp the fire out.
The hosts further asked him if he would piss on the head coach if he apologized to him, Scott said,
I’d rather let him burn.
He further continued,
Bill was an a** to me on something that had nothing to do with football, like after my career. Listen, I’m an equal-opportunity a******. I’m the candy man. Anybody can get it. I don’t care who the hell you are. If he got smoke, we got smoke. Listen: If I see him and he wants some, he can get some.
The rivalry between Scott and Belichick stems back to 2015 when the head coach gave Scott the cold shoulder when he was working with the CBS Sports crew during the AFC Championship game. Since then, Scott has publicly criticized Belichick on multiple occasions.
Jabrill Peppers claimed that it ‘felt good’ to win for head coach Bill Belichick
The New England Patriots won their recent game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. That broke their 5 game losing streak and was a much-needed win for the morale of the team. Their safety Jabrill Peppers spoke about the win and said that it “felt good” to win for their head coach, Bill Belichick.
We needed it. I just feel good we could get it done for Bill and the rest of the coaches--I don't really like all the flak he's been getting, because it's on us as players to go out and execute. I personally feel like the game plan has been phenomenal week in and week out, and when we had opportunities to make plays, we didn't make them. But we made enough tonight.Peppers said after the game
The Patriots will now face the Kansas City Chiefs in their next game. It will be a tough matchup against the reigning Super Bowl champions, but they will hope to carry this momentum against the Chiefs and come out with a win.
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