Pats’ coordinators share some of their philosophies with local coaches

March 9, 2024

FOXBOROUGH – For about 40 minutes on Friday evening, all eyes were on the new Patriots coordinators. Coaches from all over New England – youth, high school and college – were all in the West Side of the Putnam Club for the annual MHSFCA Coaches Clinic. New BC head coach Bill O’Brien is the keynote speaker on Saturday morning, but new Pats defensive coordinator Demarcus Covington, offensive coordinator Alex Van…


Hiring of Hightower has been in the works for a while

February 22, 2024

Image courtesy of Nancy Lane (MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Almost everyone that grew up a Patriots fan was ecstatic to hear that Dont’a Hightower would be joining Jerod Mayo’s staff as a linebackers coach. Almost everyone. There was a small segment of fans that felt this was just a friendship hire. As good as ‘High’ was for the franchise, after so much nepotism throughout the years on the Patriots staff, some…


Changing of the guard has officially started in Foxborough

February 21, 2024

FOXBOROUGH – There was a first day of college orientation type feel at 1 Patriot Place on Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of media members and TV cameras packed inside the media work room to meet new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, new defensive coordinator Demarcus Covington and new special teams coordinator Jeremy Springer for the first time in a press conference setting. Head coach Jerod Mayo (that’s still a little weird…


Patriots to name DeMarcus Covington as defensive coordinator

January 28, 2024

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images According to sources, the Patriots are expected to promote 34 year old defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington to defensive coordinator.  After conducting several interviews last week, new head coach Jerod Mayo is going to stay within the organization and promote a rising star in Covington. Covington is well respected around league circles and interviewed for defensive coordinator openings last off-season. The…


DeMarcus Covington is the right guy to run the Patriots defense

January 25, 2024

New Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo has been busy the past week interviewing coordinator candidates in all three phases. The interview process has been extensive and Mayo has cast a wide net when it comes to finding the right coordinators for the Patriots.  One of the coach’s Mayo interviewed is Patriots defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington. Covington and Mayo have worked together for the past five years, game planning fronts,…