ESPN Identifies New England Patriots’ ‘Reason For Optimism’ Amid Team’s Struggles

ESPN has identified a ‘reason for optimism’ for New England even after the struggles that they are having. The Patriots were very optimistic about the season ahead of them before the season. With Cam Newton coming in to replace Tom Brady, many people thought that it would be success at first snap. And there for a couple of weeks, it appeared that they would be right.

Sadly, things did not stay so successful. Ever since the COVID situation got bad for the Patriots, the play on the field has also been struggling. Head coach Bill Belichick was optimistic about their ability to get back on track though. Take a look at what he said.

“Today’s an important day in our preparation for the Broncos,” Belichick said. “We’ve had several days now of virtual meetings between the staff members and from the staff to the players. We’ve been able to cover a lot of things, but we haven’t spent any time together, so today’s our opportunity to do that. We look forward to that. One thing that we’ve learned this year repeatedly has been we have to be ready to adjust and adapt to changes and modifications and the way we do things and, in some cases, decisions that really come down to a very short amount of time that we have to be ready to adjust to.”

“So we’re certainly taking things day by day — probably hour by hour would be more accurate. We’ll just see how we progress and then as we find out more on our end, or if there are other things externally that we can’t control that, then we’ll deal with those as they come. That’s the way it’s been all year. I think our team and our players have done a good job of handling those adjustments, and we’ll continue to do that.”

ESPN Identifies New England Patriots’ ‘Reason For Optimism’ Amid Team’s Struggles

But ESPN still thinks that the Patriots have a few reasons to stay optimistic. Take a look at what Mark Reiss said.

“The 6-foot-3, 350-pound Onwenu has started at three different positions on the offensive line, in addition to playing jumbo tight end, and accounted well for himself,” Mike Reiss wrote. “He looks like a find after entering last week’s action ranked sixth in the NFL in ESPN’s pass block win rate for guards. There’s just something about the Patriots and sixth-round picks from Michigan that seems to be a fit.”

It would be nice to see some improvement there. What do you think about what he said? Are you still optimistic about this season?