Those feelings were exacerbated by coach Bill Belichick opting not to sell the team before the trade deadline. Hope for a turnaround season quickly devolved into fans wanting to sell tradeable pieces for future draft picks to rebuild the roster.
But the trade deadline came and went without so much as a whisper from Belichick and the Patriots.
This week on the Patriots Wire Podcast, Ryan O’Leary and I discuss the fallout from Bill Belichick standing pat at the deadline, and we also preview the upcoming Week 9 matchup between the Patriots and Washington Commanders.
Did the Patriots make a mistake by not selling at the trade deadline? Who needs to step up the most at receiver? Will the team bounce back on Sunday against the Commanders?