The New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has to think of a strategy now that Julian Edelman is out.
The wide receiver missed out the entire 2017 season, and he won’t play in the first four games of this season, too. Julian Edelman was suspended for failing a PED test. His appeal efforts went down the hill, and many thought he’d take the case to federal court. However, Edelman didn’t do so, and he will sit out the first month of the 2018 campaign.
Belichick decided to talk about this for the first time after Edelman was suspended. He fielded questions from reporters, and addressed the fact that the Pats will play without the No. 1 wide out for the very beginning of the year.
“Well, Julian is a very hardworking player. We’re all disappointed, but it is what it is. He’s moved on, we’ve moved on. Just take what we have now and do the best we can with it. He’s been here the last couple of days. He’s got a good attitude, good work ethic and he’ll make the most of the opportunities that he has. Whatever those are,” Belichick said from a Gillette Stadium podium.
Edelman will miss the Pats game with the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroir Lions and Miami Dolphins. He will return for Week 5 right on the time for the team’s contest with the Indianapolis Colts.
The suspension is not the only problem Edelman deals with. He had a terrible ACL injury last preseason, and missed the 2017 campaign. This year could’ve been the best season in his career, but you can’t avoid things like this.
Edelman’s 2016 season was brilliant. Well, maybe he will get out of the vicious cycle and start working on an even better season. Miracles do happen.