We’re seeing signs that Belichick is losing his touch as a play-caller too. One notorious example occurred in the Patriots’ Week 1 loss against the Eagles. Philly led 22-14 when the Patriots had the chance to go for a field goal and make it a five-point game (via The Mirror).
But Belichick opted to go for a first down instead of taking the points. Then he made matters worse because he refused to explain himself afterward. Former New England linebacker Ted Johnson shredded Belichick after his comments and called it a copout. It’s safe to say he’s not inspiring confidence right now.