The New England Patriots lost quarterback Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots’ season will start without TB12, and the situation doesn’t look good at all. This will be a challenging season for the Patriots, and they will have several questions to solve. Colin Cowherd shared his take.
Cowherd believes that head coach Bill Belichick and his staff will take good care of their rivals. However, he says this will be a less-than-stellar season for the Pats.
“Let’s look at New England’s schedule. It is
ranked as the hardest schedule in the NFL for the first time in recent memory.
It’s the hardest schedule” Cowherd said Wednesday on FS1’s “The Herd.” “So, I
think the Patriots beat the bad teams at home: Dolphins, Jets, Raiders and
Cardinals with Jarrett Stidham. All four of those, bottom-half offenses. New
England is going to have an elite defense, so they’re going to beat the bad
teams at home. I think they lose to Buffalo, Denver, San Francisco and
Baltimore at home. Buffalo made the playoffs and lost to the Patriots by one
possession both times, Denver is my most improved team in the NFL.
“Now, the Patriots’ road games. I’ll say they beat the Dolphins on the road, the Jets. I’ll throw in the Chargers because they’re figuring out the quarterback position. The five road games I think they lose: Bills, Chiefs, Rams, Seahawks, Texans. All won nine or more games last year. I think three of those five are better. That’s 7-9 for the Patriots.”
The Patriots’ season may turn out well
If this prediction is real, this will be the Patriots’ first season with a below-.500 record since the 2000 season. That’s the only season in Brady’s tenure with the Patriots. He wasn’t a starting quarterback at that point.
If you ask Cowherd about Brady’s new team, he will say that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will post a 10-6 record in the upcoming season. That’s more than promising.
Coach Belichick will do his best to fill up the void Brady left behind. He has a backup plan, and it will work beautifully. Coach Belichick doesn’t like to lose.