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Colin Cowherd Says Patriots Have Become an 'Embarrassing' Franchise

Colin Cowherd: “That was the craziest ending to a football game I’ve ever seen Live. That ending in that game perfectly encapsulates what’s wrong with New England and what they are now. For 20 years they were the smartest team… Today, that was the dumbest play I’ve ever seen. They were dynamic— Welker, Edelman, Moss, Gronk… Now? They had 13 completions yesterday. They are 30th in the NFL in passing touchdowns, behind DENVER. Belichick and New England fell in love with themselves and their culture. They bought into themselves, and football and technology change really fast… Ask Mark Zuckerberg and ask Bill Belichick. New England is the only team in the NFL without a passing touchdown in the fourth quarter all season. Brady saw it and got the hell out of there. Hard to see it coming with the smartest coach and the greatest quarterback, but when you fall in love with yourself the arrogance is so palpable, and now they’re kind of embarrassing. They can’t draft, their front office has been picked apart so they don’t draft or evaluate well, their coaching staff has been picked apart; their special teams used to be a strength but now the special teams has to help out with offense so it’s bleeding a little bit into special teams. In division the Jets have a better defense, the Dolphins have a much better offense, and the Bills have a better EVERYTHING. Was it not perfect that FORMER Patriot Chandler Jones [brought the fumble back for a TD]? You watch New England now, what do they do well? The arrogance to believe that a defensive coordinator could just call plays? You really gotta love yourself to think that. That is unbelievable to me. This is total fitting and the craziest thing I’ve ever seen Live.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Colin Cowherd rip the Patriots for their Week 15 collapse vs. the Raiders on Sunday that saw New England lose at the buzzer in one of the wildest endings in NFL history.

Check out the segment above as Colin details why the walk-off loss perfectly encapsulates the current state of the Patriots franchise as a has-been organization who was too arrogant to ever evolve with the times.

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