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What’s Next for Belichick as Feud with Kraft, Brady Heats Up

Well, Well, Well! Looks like we FINALLY find something out that’s only been whispered by action.

Which is turning out to be the worlds’ worst secret.

Bill Belichick wants OUT of New England.

Now the man himself hasn’t said as much, but his actions – the trade of Jimmy Garoppolo being the latest – has pretty much indicated that he’s sold the farm and ready to walk away from the empire that he built.

Need further evidence? This tweet from New York Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) should provide a clue:

Brady, Belichick and Kraft have raised expectations and possibilities so high that virtually no other team in the Super Bowl era could truly comprehend what it’s like to be them. Brady and Belichick weren’t only pushing the boundaries of what a team could accomplish. They also were challenging basic understandings of how a group of high achievers escape the usual pulls of ego and pride. For 17 years, the Patriots have withstood everything the NFL and opponents could throw their way, knowing that if they were united, nobody could touch them. Now they’re threatening to come undone the only way possible: from within.

According to the report, Kraft ordered Belichick to trade future star Jimmy Garoppolo, the story implying it was to support Brady, who is 40 years old and wants to play several more seasons, and to ease Brady’s concern that Belichick wanted to switch to Garoppolo. Even five-time Super Bowl champs, four-time Super Bowl MVPs, can be insecure.

Belichick didn’t want to trade Jimmy G, but eventually did as asked.

With the trade of Garoppolo to the 49ers, Belichick has essentially laid his cards on the table and also closed the window of winning opportunity. He also basically indicated that he’s done.

With the Patriots.

Now in reference to the tweet from earlier, it would just make sense for Belichick, after all these years to return to the place where he won his first Super Bowl – the New York Giants. What’s in place? A franchise QB (Eli Manning) a chance to put some more pieces in place, including a good backup QB that will succeed Manning and basically execute the plan that he put in place in New England.

Garoppolo was seen as a threat by Brady, and a successor by Belichick. Two things which prompted Kraft to force Coach Belichick to trade his future QB for a second round pick – yes, a SECOND round pick!

Sinking in yet?

Here’s an interesting tidbit: While all this is going on, Giants’ brass were in New England interviewing Josh McDaniels and Defensive Coodinator Matt Patricia.

McDaniels has already interviewed with the Colts and is considered the favorite for the Giants job. He even got an endorsement from – wait for it – Tom Brady.

Which makes me think that the empire that cannot be taken down, just may have already been bombed. Which also makes me think that Belichick is getting out before the whole thing crumbles. The struggle is real! The power struggle is VERY real. So real that it may not matter who gets credit for building, but there may be a lot of blame in its destruction.

That’s Snowman’s Take! What’s yours?

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