The Patriots are making mistakes in the Draft and signing overpriced free agents. This is a serious problem and the buck stops with Belichick. He effectively assumed the GM role after Dave Ziegler followed Josh McDaniels to Las Vegas. Nobody denies that Belichick knows football but scouting is a specialist art.
One executive said: “Bill is brilliant and provides a lot of value. He needs help with player acquisition. The question is, will he accept it or fight it? He’s going to have to make sacrifices to get that record for wins.” The writing is on the wall for Belichick if he doesn’t change his ways (via Bleacher Report).