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Robert Kraft explained what ‘bothers’ him about the Patriots in recent years

Kraft also discussed the upcoming draft, and when he expects the Patriots to compete for another championship.

Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft during the pro-am prior to The Genesis Invitational in Feb. 2022. Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

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Assessing the state of his team, Kraft got right to the point.

“I’m a Patriot fan big-time first,” Kraft explained, “and more than anything, it bothers me that we haven’t been able to win a playoff game in the last three years.”

Kraft also emphasized the importance of building through the draft.

“I’m happy that I think we had a great draft last year, and it made up for what happened the previous four years or so and I look forward to hopefully having a great draft this year,” said Kraft. “That’s the only way you can build your team long-term and consistently [so] that you have a chance of winning is having a good draft.”

The NFL Draft begins on April 28. The Patriots currently hold the 21st overall pick.

As for the state of the team’s rebuilding process, Kraft was asked when he expects the Patriots to compete again for a championship.

“I expect it to happen as soon as this year,” he predicted.

Trivia: Robert Kraft’s first venture into sports ownership occurred in the 1970s, when he was part of a group that owned the Boston Lobsters. What sport did that team play?


(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: The team’s highest-profile player in that time was born in Prague.

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