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Tedy Bruschi & Asante Samuel Beef Over Bill Belichick Criticism

Tyler Maher
Two former New England Patriots legends got into a Twitter fight over Bill Belichick's performance.
Two former New England Patriots legends got into a Twitter fight over Bill Belichick's performance. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Bill Belichick has been taking a lot of heat since his New England Patriots got blown out by the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Much of the criticism focuses on his questionable handling of the team's brewing quarterback controversy between Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe.

While not too many people are rushing to Belichick's defense these days, at least one of his former players stood up for him on Twitter.

Tedy Bruschi was quick to stand up for Bill in response to a critical shot from former Patriots defensive back Asante Samuel. Samuel called out his old coach for his mediocre performance since Tom Brady's departure in 2020, but Bruschi shut down the comment, calling it "absolutely ridiculous."

While Bruschi may not believe it, Samuel seems to be on to something. New England is 20-20 since Brady left -- the definition of an average team. Meanwhile, Brady has gone 27-13 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while adding another Super Bowl ring to his collection.

Belichick will try to get the Patriots back on track in Week 8 against the New York Jets. New England is currently listed as a 2.5-point road favorite for this AFC East clash on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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