Former Super Bowl Winner Shannon Sharpe Says Bill Belichick Got Away With Draft Blunders within the Past

Former Super Bowl Winner Shannon Sharpe Says Bill Belichick Got Away With Draft Blunders within the Past


Bill Belichick has an enormous chip on his shoulder going into this season. After a disappointing displaying final yr, there are a number of query marks round his pedigree.

Belichick’s first season with out Tom Brady in his group ended with the Patriots lacking the Playoffs for the primary time since 2008. And now, Shannon Sharpe asks some questions over Belichick’s draft blunders.

Former Super Bowl winner Shannon Sharpe spoke about Bill Belichick on Undisputed. He believes that Bill Belichick has made a number of main errors in drafting gamers over the previous couple of years.

Those errors, if made by one other Head Coach within the NFL, would have price them their job. But Belichick’s pedigree and fame protected him from that destiny and to not point out the glory that got here yr after yr, due to Tom Brady.

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake arms firstly of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

“You make a mistake, what do you do? Erase it out? A lot of people made the mistakes that he’s made without his cachet, they’re fired. You don’t draft two tight ends in the third round, trade up to get one, and then go and replace him in free agency.

“You don’t draft a receiver with your first-round pick two years ago and then go get two receivers and spend 30-40 million dollars to replace him.” 

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Is Bill Belichick getting away with errors?

Sharpe added that Belichick’s identify and legacy afford him extra leeway to make these errors and never obtain any criticism for them.


It was nearly like he acquired to erase these errors out of existence. However, Sharpe did reward the New England Patriots’ latest acquisitions, noting that they had been much better than their predecessors.

“So because he’s so accomplished, he’s able to make mistakes and take that eraser and scribble out and write in the correct answer.

“I believe Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry are better tight ends than what they had. I believe the two receivers that they got, Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor are better than the receivers that they have on their roster.” 

Can Bill Belichick redeem his draft errors from the previous? The Patriots have made a number of sturdy signings throughout the low season.

And they’ve the eleventh total choose within the 2021 NFL draft. The Patriots are focusing on Justin Fields with that choose, however it’s unlikely that the Buckeyes QB will fall out of the Top-10.