New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick remained mum on the lingering quarterback rumors that are currently surrounding the team after their most recent defeat. The Foxborough-based squad went through another tough loss as they fell to the Miami Dolphins in Week 15 of the season.
Despite their on-field struggles, Bill Belichick wasn’t in the mood to point fingers at any individual after their recent defeat.
“We have a lot of team questions we need to answer, so I think that will be the overriding thing,” Belichick said while appearing at the WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria (H/T Pats Pulpit). “We’ll talk about that today, tomorrow — we have an extra day this week — and then start from a bigger picture standpoint. Obviously, haven’t played the run well the last two weeks and haven’t been able to score a touchdown the last two weeks, so I don’t think this is about any one individual.”
Bill Belichick also didn’t want to speak whether or not backup playmaker Jarrett Stidham will take over the reins at the starting quarterback position in their final two games of the season.
“We haven’t set any timeframe on that,” he said when asked about the team’s possible decision. “I don’t really see it going that way. We’ll go through our normal weekly process and make the decisions that we feel are best for the game in everything.”
QB1 Cam Newton found himself on the center of speculations once again after another dismal performance under center where he only threw 209 yards on 17-of-27 passes completed along with three sacks. Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers managed to step up for the receiving corps with 111 receiving yards on seven catches but ultimately failed to find the end zone last Sunday.
After their 22-12 loss, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are concluding their rollercoaster campaign without an appearance in the postseason with a 6-8 record through Week 15. Their 11-year long reign as AFC East division champions also recently ended and went the way of the Buffalo Bills this season.
Week 16 against the newly-crowned Bills will see whether or not Bill Belichick will instate a new quarterback at the helm or will continue to stick with Cam Newton in a bid to close out the 2020 season on a positive note.