For years, NFL pundits, fans, and even players talked about the New England Patriots way.
Everybody wanted to be as successful as the Patriots.
Bill Belichick established himself as the greatest coach of all time, and being one of his assistants all but guaranteed you a head coaching job somewhere else.
But now, we’ve had a sample size big enough to realize that none of those assistants have ever found success away from Foxborough.
And while that could be a testament to Belichick’s greatness, the Patriots’ struggles without Tom Brady also raised some questions about his legacy.
That’s why, in the wake of Josh McDaniels being fired by the Las Vegas Raiders, Colin Cowherd talked about how it was time to put the so-called “Patriots way” to rest.
"Let's put the Patriot way to bed. It was the Tom Brady way."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 1, 2023
In the latest edition of his show, Cowherd wanted to make it loud and clear that it was always the “Tom Brady way.”
He argues that Belichick’s coaching tree has been nothing but busts, adding that the Patriots haven’t done absolutely anything well outside of having Brady.
Since he left, they haven’t found a star in the NFL Draft, they haven’t been able to lure good free agents, and they haven’t even been able to develop their own players.
Cowherd stated that proximity to greatness doesn’t equal greatness, so it’s about time people start losing sleep over the Patriots’ mysterious ways because it was never a mystery at all, it was just that they happened to have Brady as their quarterback.NEXT: Mac Jones Reacts To The Josh McDaniels News