Ex-NFL star LeSean McCoy rips Bill Belichick, says Patriots look ‘so regular’ without Tom Brady – Fox News

Ex-NFL star LeSean McCoy rips Bill Belichick, says Patriots look 'so regular' without Tom Brady - Fox News

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The New England Patriots season opener loss to the Miami Dolphins was yet another thorn in the side of head coach Bill Belichick, whose problems continue to increase in the absence of Tom Brady.

On Tuesday, former NFL running back LeSean McCoy ripped into the legendary coach, explaining where he stands in the debate over who was responsible for one of the most successful dynasties in football.

During an appearance on FOX Sports, McCoy, who won his second Super Bowl with Brady and the Tampa Bay Pirates in 2020, argued against those who call Belichick the “Greatest of All Time,” pointing to the Pats’ last two seasons without Brady as proof.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady prepares to throw a pass in the first half of a game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady prepares to throw a pass in the first half of a game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.
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“It’s over for Belichick,” McCoy said. “I’ve never seen the Patriots pay so many guys on defense at one time. They’re doing it now that Tom Brady is gone. It’s over. This is the real Belichick.

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“The winning percentage playing with Brady is 77%. Without Tom Brady, you wouldn’t even guess – 47%. He [doesn’t] to win [any] games without Tom Brady.”

New England lost 20-7 to the Dolphins in Mac Jones’ second season debut at the controls. Sunday’s loss marked the first time since 2006 that the Patriots lost to Miami by less than 10 points, according to NBC Sports.

Head coach Bill Belichick and Mac Jones during a pregame at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Head coach Bill Belichick and Mac Jones during a pregame at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Since Brady’s split from Belichick, he has fared much better, winning his seventh Super Bowl during the Patriots had their first losing season since 2000 and improved last year to 10-7.

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“Since Tom Brady is gone, they look so regular,” McCoy continued. “When I watch the tape and I really watch them, they’re getting beat up front in the run game, defenders are missing tackles. They look bad on offense. They can’t do. [anything] in offense

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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“Every coach in the AFC, for all these years they’ve had Tom Brady they’re saying the same thing I’m saying now,” he added. “Without Tom Brady, Belichick is a good coach. Stop with all this, ‘He’s the greatest of all time.’ He is not. Tom Brady is the greatest of all time.”

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The Patriots will be tested again in Week 2 when they travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers, hoping to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2001. That was the same year Brady made his debut and won his first Super Bowl.

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