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Former Patriots OT Matt Light denigrates the ongoing NFL season and calls it a ‘joke’

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It was back in 2011 when New England Patriots stalwart Matt Light decided to hang his boots up after a decorated career spanning over a decade. Cut back nine years into the present, the former offensive tackle believes the current NFL season is nothing but a joke.

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Matt Light calls the 2020 NFL season a joke. (Image Courtesy: Getty)

The 2020-21 NFL season is not going well for the Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champions have managed only two wins to five losses so far and have been defeated in all four of their last games, including a horrific 6-33 succumb against 49ers in Week 7.

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However,  the lacklustre performance of his former team makes Matt Light believe the Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is utilising this ‘joke’ of a season to bolster the squad up for future.

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Matt Light believes Belichick is building his team up in the current ‘ridiculous’ season

Matt Light made a guest appearance in “The Greg Hill Show” on WEEI Tuesday, where he opened about NFL 2020, stating that the season will be forgetful. He also claims that the Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has taken the current season as a joke.

Former Patriots OT Matt Light denigrates the ongoing NFL season and calls it a 'joke' - THE SPORTS ROOM
The 3x Super Bowl and Pro Bowl champion claims Belichick is using the ‘joke’ season for future preparations. (Image Courtesy: Getty)

“No one is going to look back on the 2020 season and compare it to anything other than, ‘it was a joke. It was ridiculous,’” Light said in the podcast, “Bill Belichick is the greatest there is, man. Do you want to compete? Do you want to go after it at the highest level? Or do you want to do what they’re right now and all the uncertainty?”

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“This is not the game of football that we all know. It’s something other than that. Bill recognized it early on. I firmly believe that. I think that he is building for time that we can play for a real championship, with real players, getting after it, fully prepared, getting ready to go,” the 42-year-old added.

Light has clinched the Super Bowl title three times with the Patriots (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX), as well as the Pro Bowl (2006, 2007, 2010). He made 155 appearances for the team across 11 seasons.

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Saikat Banerjee
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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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