Bill Belichick has ruled with an iron fist while overseeing his Patriot dynasty, and up until recently his authority had gone completely unquestioned. But, last season the Patriot machine showed the first signs of cracks in the foundation with a number of leaked stories detailing discontent in the organization.
From Seth Wickersham’s bombshell investigative story about Belichick’s strained relationship with TB12 guru Alex Guerrero, to Gronk’s unhappiness with the organization, New England has suddenly gone from top secret to a leak factory.
According to another recent story, Tom Brady is spearheading the player revolt against Belichick and his totalitarian approach. After 18 years of dominance, Colin thinks Belichick is more vulnerable than ever, and now must confront the division which clearly exists between he and his players.
Whether Belichick likes it or not, the Patriot locker room problems are real, and how he deals with them will determine if the New England can continue as a perennial contender, or if the end is just around the corner.
.@ColinCowherd reacts to reports Tom Brady is leading the revolt in New England:
“Bill Belichick is vulnerable … and everybody’s talking.” pic.twitter.com/zSfdJ0NA0v
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) April 17, 2018