New England certainly will look different once the 2020 season kicks off in September, but Phil SimmsÂ is not convinced the Pats will become a dud in the league. In fact, the NFL analyst thinks the team may be able to return to its dominant ways.
“I would say this: If the Patriots have a winning season â and Bill (Belichick) will hate this â but I think thatâs a tremendous plus, tremendous, given everything,” Simms said, via The Boston Globe’s Tara Sullivan. “And if they have a winning season, then look out, theyâre coming back and itâs going to turn, go right back into another era of winning. I really believe that.
“… Theyâre not running around going, âWhat are we going to do?â We know that. A great way to describe it is that itâs as if they are soldiers, they just march, and thatâs what they do. It never changes,” Simms added.Â “Theyâre just so steady. Theyâve got it down and they keep working on it, saying, âWe do what we do.â When there are new ideas, they add onto what theyâve got. They keep building and building.”
It certainly will be interesting to see just how New England does after losing key pieces from years past. Plenty of eyes will be on Jarrett Stidham, assuming he’s the Week 1 starting quarterback, as well as second-year players like receiver N’Keal Harry.
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