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Robert Kraft ‘worries’ about Patriots’ recent playoff losses

Robert Kraft sounds like he’s getting impatient.

Speaking to reporters at the NFL owners’ meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, the Patriots owner expressed disappointment at the franchise’s lack of post-season success in recent years.

“I’m a huge Patriot fan, and it bothers me more than anything that we haven’t won a playoff game in the last three years,” he said.

New England’s last playoff win came in February 2019 when the Patriots defeated the Rams in Super Bowl 53. The following year — quarterback Tom Brady’s final season with the team — the Patriots went 12-4 before losing to the Titans in the wildcard round of the playoffs.

Kraft said he was happy with the team’s draft over the past year but has barbed barbs for the past four years.

“I’m pleased that we had a great draft last year and made up for what happened in the last four years or so, and I look forward to hopefully having a great draft this year. Only with a good draft can you build your team consistently over the long term so that you have a chance of winning,” he said.

Robert Kraft said it bothers him that the Patriots haven't won a playoff game in three years.
Robert Kraft said it bothers him that the Patriots haven’t won a playoff game in three years.
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Mac Jones is fired by Harrison Phillips in the Patriots' playoff loss to the Bills in January 2022
Mac Jones is fired by Harrison Phillips in the Patriots’ playoff loss to the Bills in January 2022
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The Patriots finished the regular season 10-7 last year before being fired on by AFC East rival Bills (47-17) in the wild-card playoff game.

Kraft said he hopes for positive results as early as the 2022 season.

“I assume that it will happen this year” he said. “I think we’ve made commitments as an organization. I think we have a lot of talent. Some wonderful young men from last year and a few in the weeds from before. It’s a chance for them to grow and hopefully come together, and the team comes together.”

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Robert Kraft said he was a “huge fan” of Mac Jones.
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Kraft stated that not only does he firmly believe in quarterback Mac Jones, the Patriots’ first-round pick last year, but he also reaffirmed his faith in coach Bill Belichick.

“I’m a big fan of Mac Jones,” he said. “You can see how hard he works. He wants everything to go right. He brings the time and energy and his personality as a team guy.

“So we have a chance. I don’t think you can’t win consistently without a good coach and a good quarterback, no matter how good the other players are. Hopefully, I think we’ll have both — a great coach and a good young prospect as a quarterback.”

https://nypost.com/2022/03/29/robert-kraft-bothered-by-patriots-recent-playoff-losses/ Robert Kraft ‘worries’ about Patriots’ recent playoff losses

JOE HERNANDEZ

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