Could the Arizona Cardinals could be the deciding factor in whether or not Bill O’Brien becomes the next Patriots offensive coordinator?

January 20, 2023

  Bill O’Brien has long been considered the favorite to be the Patriots new offensive coordinator. He interviewed with the team yesterday and by all accounts, he is the favorite. Many at the highest levels of the organization including owner Robert Kraft want O’Brien. Despite that, O’Brien is far from a lock to be the Patriots next offensive coordinator. Despite having a history with the organization and being from the…

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Patriots among five teams that will be playing international games in 2023

January 19, 2023

Image courtesy of @NFLDeutschland On Thursday morning, the NFL announced that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Patriots will play games overseas next season. The Patriots and Chiefs are scheduled to “host” home games in Germany and even though they play each other this year, they will not be playing in these games. Buffalo, Tennessee and Jacksonville are slated to play games in London, all…

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Busy day for the Patriots on the coaching front

January 18, 2023

It was a busy day for the Patriots on Wednesday from a coaching standpoint. First we learned that defensive coordinator DeMarcus Covington would be serving as the defensive coordinator of the American Team in the Senior Bowl. It is a terrific for Covington who is a rising star in the coaching profession. 🚨 2023 Senior Bowl Coaches🚨 Leading the American Team:HC- #DaBears OC Luke Getsy OC- #DirtyBirds QBs Charles London…

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Covington to coach defense at Reese’s Senior Bowl

January 18, 2023

Image courtesy of @seniorbowl Since last March when he was spotted working with players alongside Jerod Mayo and Brian Belichick at a Boston College spring practice, DeMarcus Covington has had his eyes on young college prospects while also coaching the defensive line to a strong season despite missing the playoffs. Now, he’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with the most elite college talent in the country…

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Left field candidates aplenty in the Patriots OC search but I still think Bill goes with someone he knows

January 18, 2023

Over the course of the past week, we have bandied about the names of possible offensive coordinators for the Patriots. Members of the media have combed over the rosters of coaching staffs across the league to try to find coaches that are connected to Bill Belichick that could be possible coordinator candidates. I have said from the beginning that the offensive coordinator list for the Patriots is short. We all…

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Lyons’ top choices for Patriots Offensive Coordinator

January 17, 2023

The Patriots will be interviewing candidates to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position this week. New England saw its offense go from seventh in points per game in 2021 to the bottom third of the league in nearly every category in 2022. A new face is needed and there are several attractive candidates out there. Here are my top choices for the job: Bill O’Brien O’Brien has the unique distinction…

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Is Jerod Mayo the Coach In Waiting? Too early to tell

January 16, 2023

The Patriots announced last week that linebackers coach Jerod Mayo had agreed to a new contract with the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and neither was a possible title. The expectation is that Mayo will be the team’s defensive coordinator. Why else would Mayo sign a new deal and stay if he wasn’t going to get a pay raise and a new title. Mayo also declined an…

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Let’s talk realistic names for the Patriots offensive coordinator opening

January 14, 2023

Now that we know the Patriots will be hiring an offensive coordinator, let’s talk realistic names for the position. Let’s not waste time combing through coaching staff rosters to pull candidates out of our rear end. Here are some realistic options. 1. Bill O’Brien, Offensive Coordinator, Alabama: O’Brien is technically a free agent. He will garner a lot of interest. Tennessee for example is a team to keep an eye…

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Patriots release statement regarding Mayo extension talks & pursuit of new OC

January 12, 2023

Image courtesy of Fox Sports The Patriots were rather un-Patriot like on Thursday night. Right around 7 P.M., the team released a statement that said the following: “The New England Patriots and Head Coach Bill Belichick have begun contract extension discussions with Jerod Mayo that would keep him with the team long-term. In addition, the team will begin interviewing for offensive coordinator candidates beginning next week.” The news on Mayo comes…

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Play Caller Change Hurt Patriots More Than Most Teams

January 12, 2023

Getty Images Prior to the 2022 season, 17 NFL teams either brought in or promoted a new play caller or offensive coordinator. For the Patriots, that man was Matt Patricia, although he was not given the official title. Of those 17, four (Rams, Cardinals, Packers and 49ers) gave someone new the title of offensive coordinator, but the head coaches called plays as they had in 2021. Of the remaining 13…

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