Regardless of how this season ends, the Patriots are headed for a major shakeup on their offensive coaching staff. offensive coaching staff
According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Kraft is unhappy with how the offense has been run.
“My understanding is he’s made comments around the building that basically indicate he’s not happy with where the offensive coaching staff is right now,” Breer said. “I think that that could lead to shuffling at more than just the play-caller spot. I mean, we could be talking about a new coordinator coming in with multiple new position coaches. There are a lot of moving parts here but the indications I’ve got are that Kraft has expressed to people in the building that he’s not happy with the offensive coaching situation.”
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Offensive line coach/play-caller Matt Patricia and quarterbacks coach Joe Judge have led that group along with head coach Bill Belichick, and the Patriots have regressed as a result. QB Mac Jones has had several blowups at Matt Patricia over playcalling and he might be getting his wish of another coach over the offseason.
Kraft reportedly is a fan of tight ends coach Nick Caley, the Patriots’ longest-tenured offensive assistant.
A report over the past week indicated that former Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is a leading option to join the Patriots as their offensive coordinator after the end of the season.
O’Brien was on Bill Belichick’s staff in New England from 2007-2011 and then moved on to become the head coach at Penn State. After two years, he became the Texans’ head coach and went 52-48 with four playoff appearances before being fired in 2020.
His two-year deal with Alabama is up after their recent bowl game.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.