Bill Belichick, the longest tenured coach in the National Football League, said Monday that he will return for his 24th season as New England's coach in 2023.
A 35-23 loss to the Bills ended the season for the Pats.
"No one's satisfied with that," said the coach after he declared that he intended to return. Our goal isn't that. That needs to be improved. Accountability starts with me, the coaching staff, players, and each unit. The process of addressing all of them will start later today.
There will be a standard-operating-procedure meeting with RobertKraft, who in March had said he wasn't happy that the team hadn't won a playoff game since Super Bowl LIII.
Don Shula is the all-time leader in career victories as a head coach in the National Football League with 343.
Many of the questions in the Monday morning video conference were about the team's offense, which had a huge regression in the year after.
"I think Mac has the ability to play quarterback in this league, I don't know if he needs to be reexamined in the off-season," said the coach. We have to all work together to find a way to be more productive than we were this year.
Jones ran for 2,997 yards and had 14 touchdown and 11 interception. He was sacked more than any other person.
Jones was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate when he was a first-year player in 2021. He had been sacked many times.
The red zone dropped from 11th to 32nd, third down went from 10th to 27th, and touchdown scored went from 31 to 11th, all of which were indicators of how important the red zone was to the team.
Because of that, Belichick was asked repeatedly Monday morning about his decision-making regarding offensive coaches, after long-time assistant Josh McDaniels left to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
While defending his decisions, he also left the possibility that there could be changes in the future.
The intent has always been to do the best thing for the team. He said that it will be the same as it has always been. You have different opportunities when you make different decisions. We will evaluate them as they come along.