Their bad offense got worse, their defense is due to regress and lost key pieces.Stidham could lead this team to 9-7 easily. No chance they finish under .500.
I trust Belichick without a doubt. But the team has been due a roster reset for a bit. There's a reason guys like Miguel and Lazar are discussing possible White cuts or Gilmore trades. Brady and Gronk hid a lot of issues on the roster. I don't worry long term. But I don't see a point to committing capital to a transition year.