O’Brien set to be new OC for the Patriots, what’s it mean for 2023?

January 24, 2023

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots Patriots’ fans year-long nightmare is over. The forward pass will be returning to Gillette Stadium in 2023. Multiple reports this morning had Bill O’Brien returning to New England to be the offensive coordinator of the Patriots. Someone who actually knows offense will be calling plays in 2023, pretty interesting concept huh? O’Brien will return to the organization for the first time since 2011…


Jerod Mayo sitting in on offensive coordinator interviews is strictly to help him

January 23, 2023

In our never ending quest to figure out who might replace Bill Belichick some day, we have tabbed Jerod Mayo as the latest heir apparent. Mayo signed a contract extension with the team two weeks ago and was expected to be named the Patriots defensive coordinator. Many including myself have speculated that Mayo sticking around and turning down heading coaching interviews is a sign that he might be the coach…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Belichick agrees to changes on the offensive staff. What’s next?

January 12, 2023

According to NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have already met and that in that meeting, Belichick agreed that there needs to be changes made to the offensive staff. From @tomecurran: Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have had their post-season meeting. Changes are expected.https://t.co/iRdBX2rICt — NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) January 11, 2023 The Patriots finished 2-5 down the stretch and the offense bore much of…


Let’s say you hire an offensive coordinator. What happens to Matt Patricia and Joe Judge?

January 11, 2023

(Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Bill Belichick has a lot of decisions to make this off-season. At the top of the list is figuring what to do with Matt Patricia and whether or not he gets to keep his job as the play caller on offense. Patricia was not officially the offensive coordinator and given the underwhelming performance of the offense this past season, there is…


Pats officially wrap up inconsistent 2022 season, now what?

January 10, 2023

Image courtesy of New England Patriots By Alan Segel NEFJ Contributor FOXBOROUGH — Think about it. Think if your life was basically programmed for five months. You get up pretty much at the same time, you eat at the same time, you work at the same time in a job that requires a focus and a skill so great that only 1,696 people can do your job. If you compare…


Patriots Can Only Blame Themselves for Missing Playoffs

January 9, 2023

The Patriots finished a frustrating 8-9 season with a 35-23 loss to the Bills on Sunday. Coming off a 10-7 season and a playoff appearance in 2021, there is no other way to classify this season than as a step backward. Worst of all, this New England team did more to get in its own way than any other squad of the Bill Belichick era. It starts with Belichick himself,…