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.
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.
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.
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.
“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?”
“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.
Former Patriots tackle Matt Light joined us this morning & discussed what he believes is a “joke” of an NFL season: pic.twitter.com/dP9PEqOxmw
— The Greg Hill Show (@TheGregHillShow) November 3, 2020
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.