Bill Belichick feels Patriots have improved draft process this year

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft said recently that he doesn’t feel the team has “done the greatest job the last few years” when it comes to drafting players and that he’d seen a change in that approach this offseason.

The man in charge of drafting those players thinks the change has been a positive one. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that he doesn’t think “the mission’s changed” as a result of recent results or Kraft’s feelings about the results, but that the he feels the team has improved the process this year.

“We’re always looking to get better. Always try to evaluate everything we do and find a better way to do it. It’s an annual process with the draft. . . . Always looking to do a better job,” Belichick said.

Belichick noted former Lions head coach Matt Patricia has been heavily involved in that process and that there are particular difficulties this year because of the way that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the usual beats of the offseason. He said there’s “less information than we usually have,” but that hasn’t stopped him from feeling the team has a better handle on it.

17 responses to “Bill Belichick feels Patriots have improved draft process this year

  1. Hopefully that means Kraft has brought in someone else to handle the first two rounds of the draft instead of Bill

  2. He is really going out on a limb with that statement. Worst GM in the league and it isn’t close.

  3. So, in other words, Belichick is going to listen more to his scouts via Patricia, stop relying so heavily on college coaches and setting aside his arrogant belief that he knows everything about everything all the time. Good.

  4. Matt Patricia is “heavily involved” in their draft preparations. Gee, I bet that puts Patriits fans’ minds at ease. Haha

  5. So to solve the drafting problems we have Matt Patricia heavily involved? Last time I checked he was a horrible head coach with no experience in scouting.

  6. Caserio, the guy who’s been most responsible for the poor results in the draft, is gone.

  7. This is just a disaster waiting to happen…Patricia will cause more damage than COVID-19

  8. Yes, he really is bad at drafting . Horrible!!

    I am going to pull out each of of my SB championship DVD’s and determine which players he should have drafted better. May take a while.

  9. touchback6 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 2:47 pm
    He is really going out on a limb with that statement. Worst GM in the league and it isn’t close.

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    Worst GM in the league sure has quite a collection of Super Bowl rings and titles.

  10. This is as close to admitting criticism of something he does might have been near the mark by Belicheck I’ve ever heard. That criticism coming from the one person (Kraft) that might actually make him respond still surprises me. To those referencing SB rings and I’ll look at those instead of comment ok. Fair mic drop. But, everyone’s job description can get review even BB and he has drafted at a lower success clip and I don’t think that’s debatable. And I’m not a Pat fan, nor really a hater to be truthful. Still the end goal is to win with the cards you have and we all must admit that the litany of division success, and SB is hard to argue. Only the most observant fan might tell me how many MORE rings they might have with more talent on the cupboard. Perhaps certain departures don’t occur, with a more talented roster I might suggest?

  11. I’ve come to the conclusion about 90% of the accounts on this site are owned by 2 or perhaps 3 people. Touchback6 is one such case (obnoxious pro-Patriots/anti Brady). Sometimes he forgets which account he’s logged into and we get the nonsense above.

  12. Here’s the debate about Belichick’s drafting record. Worst GM in the league? Ya, ok. From 2000-2016, Belichick drafted the most Pro Bowlers in the NFL. BB drafted the 4th most 1rst team All Pros in the NFL. Hidden gems in late rnds and UFAs are too numerous to list. Expensive FAs? How about Revis, RColvin and Gilmour, among others. Cheap FAs that save cap room? How about MVrabel and RHarrison, among others. Great trades? How about CDillon, RMoss, Welker, Van Noy, among others. Did I mention the 6 rings? The most wins in the NFL, by a mile? Now Belichick had a bad 3-4 yr run in the draft and free agency. I’ve been calling that out for 2 yrs, although the jury is still out on the last 2 drafts. The Pats, always ahead of the NFL curve, seem to be adjusting. For all the Brady apologists saying it was all about Brady. I’m a huge fan. Put Brady on the Jets the last 5 years. How many rings does he win then? If you said more than 0…

  13. bradygirl12 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 3:46 pm
    touchback6 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 2:47 pm
    He is really going out on a limb with that statement. Worst GM in the league and it isn’t close.

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    Worst GM in the league sure has quite a collection of Super Bowl rings and titles.
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    Belichick deserves some credit but a vast majority of it belongs to Brady. So if Belichick is really good as a GM we’ll find out if we can build a team that can get close, if not win.

  14. tedmurph says:
    April 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm
    Here’s the debate about Belichick’s drafting record. Worst GM in the league? Ya, ok. From 2000-2016

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    Missing out the last 4 years of dud drafts that was on full display with the depth they had last year. But if you want to live in nostalgia, go ahead. 2016 was not very good. The didn’t even keep the two best players from that draft, Thuney and Brisset.

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