Patriots Captain Addresses Faith in Bill Belichick After Another Loss

New England Patriots captain David Andrews talked about his faith in head coach Bill Belichick following another loss on Sunday.
Nov 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks
Nov 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another loss. The New England Patriots dropped their ninth game of the season in Week 12, this time falling to the lackluster New York Giants.

It was a disaster of a day for the Patriots, who struggled to make positive plays and had major quarterback issues once again.

Unsurprisingly, the buzz around head coach Bill Belichick's job security has continued following this pathetic effort. After the game, team captain David Andrews discussed his current faith in his HC.

Andrews decided to take the high road, saying he still believes in Belichick. Andrews added he'll "go down fighting" with Belichick amid this turmoil.

It's no major surprise to see Andrews refusing to turn on his coach. The label of captain carries a significant weight to it in New England, with the select few expected to bring exemplary leadership. By not sowing any further discord and even trying to rally around Belichick despite everything go wrong, Andrews is certainly trying to keep his teammates engaged.

It'd be easy for any player to mentally check out at this point. Owning a 2-9 record, the focus for this team is already on 2024 and making major changes in the offseason to get back on track. That's not the kind of environment that lends itself to good vibes, so it's on captains like Andrews to maintain group chemistry through the adversity.

Meanwhile, we'll wait and see if owner Robert Kraft agress with Andrews. An in-season move isn't likely considering it'd rule out trade opportunities once the year is over, but with how the team is playing right now, it wouldn't be a shock if Kraft is eager to move on as soon as possible.

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