NEW ORLEANS — New England Pats owner Jimmy G. Garoppol said Sunday that his team is “going to have to figure out how to win” this year, and he said the Patriots will be in good shape to make the playoffs despite the loss of quarterback Tom Brady.
Garoppolo made the comments during an interview with The Associated Press, which aired Sunday at 10 p.m.
He said the team is playing in “an awesome stadium” and he believes the team will be “playing good football this year.”
Garoppol, who was asked about the team’s playoff chances after Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, said he expects to have “a very good team.”
He did not name any specific opponents.
The Patriots lost three of four on Sunday, including a 28-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams.
New England has dropped back-to-back games to the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints.
Garoffol, speaking in French, said the game against the Rams was “the most disappointing.”
He said he believes his team “got it done” against the Chargers.
“It’s very disappointing,” he said.
Garoffol said he’s “very happy” the Patriots are “winning the Super Bowl again” and is confident that he’ll be able to make it back to the postseason for the first and only time. “
But we’ll come together and find out where we can be and what we can do to get the right results.”
Garoffol said he’s “very happy” the Patriots are “winning the Super Bowl again” and is confident that he’ll be able to make it back to the postseason for the first and only time.
Garapolo said the Superdome is “probably the toughest place I’ve ever played.”
“I think we’re going to play with the same energy and we’re gonna come out ready to play,” he added.
“We’ve got the same guys.”