5. Bill Belichick
Players aren't the only individuals on the hot seat this week.
With the Patriots struggling, it's only natural that head coach Bill Belichick's name is coming up more often than not. After leading New England to six Super Bowl victories from 2000 to 2018, the 71-year-old bench boss is on pace for his third sub-.500 record in the last four seasons.
Belichick's success with the franchise has left him with a longer leash, but for how much longer? Patriots owner Robert Kraft is an extremely competitive individual, so it shouldn't be shocking that he's reportedly "downright angry" with the Patriots' lack of success this season, per The Athletic's Jeff Howe.
As beloved as Belichick is by Patriots fans, we can't keep going on with these mistakes — even the ones he's made as general manager. That includes letting go of Meyers, giving Jones too much of a leash, bringing back Matt Patricia as the offensive coordinator, and many more.
With the Patriots entering Week 6 last in points scored, eighth-worst in points against, and second-last in point differential, it's only getting tougher to justify Belichick's spot in the franchise. If he comes up with another dud by losing to former protege Josh McDaniels' Raiders, I can't imagine Kraft having much more patience.
Who knows? Maybe it's true and that Tom Brady made Belichick look better than he was for all those years...
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