The New England Patriots are getting ready for the most challenging season in team history. For many analysts, the Patriots are heading into the great unknown following the unplanned departures of Tom Brady, Duron Harmon, Jamie Collins, and Nate Ebner. These players had a huge role in the field, and the Patriots relied heavily on their talents. They have been part of the Patriots organizations for years. Brady was a Patriot for two decades. Patriots players will miss their former teammates, but now is the time to move on. The Patriots will replace Brady with Jarrett Stidham, and Bill Belichick has already selected a few valuable players to replace Van Noy and the rest of the guys. What do NFL analysts say about this? Rodney Harrison has a high opinion of the team.
Rodney Harrison is right
Harrison talked to NBC Sports analyst Mike Tirico about the current situation in New England. He is confident that the roster changes will in no way affect the Patriots’ chance of winning games. The two-time Super Bowl champion and former team captain in the Patriots believes that his former team will have a lot of luck in 2020.
“I think the Patriots, that’s the last thing they’re worried about is leadership. You got so many leaders on the defensive side of the ball, you got quiet leaders on the offensive side of the ball and, of course, you still have Bill Belichick,” Harrison said and also followed his statement with a prediction about the Patriots’ record in 2020: “I think this is a team that’s looking at a 10-6 record, maybe 9-7 at the worst-case scenario.”
The Patriots will probably struggle on the field in 2020, but we can definitely see them as winners. Belichick is the best coach in the NFL, and he has packed the team with talented players. The Patriots have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL, and they have to find a way to fix that. Coach B said that the team will start getting ready right after the schedule comes out. It’s officially out, and the Patriots will play the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.