The Patriots’ employees will coach the West team at subsequent week’s East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas to get a first-hand have a look at a handful of prospects coming into the 2023 NFL Draft.
New OC Invoice O’Brien is on the teaching employees for the all-star recreation in a “supervisory function.” Patriots HC Invoice Belichick and assistant Jerod Mayo may also function supervisors.
Notably, New England’s 2022 de facto OC Matt Patricia and QB coach Joe Choose have been left off the Shrine Bowl employees. Their exclusion is yet one more signal that their time in New England is likely to be drawing to a detailed.
Patricia and Choose have been terrible working the group’s offense after former OC Josh McDaniels took over as head coach in Las Vegas final season. New England averaged 21.4 factors per recreation final season, sixteenth greatest within the league and a big drop from their 27.2 ppg in 2021.
O’Brien’s rent indicated that Choose and Patricia would seemingly have totally different roles in 2023. Nevertheless, the brand new OC’s Shrine Bowl dedication got here earlier than his New England settlement was formally introduced, elevating issues for the way forward for the 2 assistants. Each are nonetheless on New England’s employees.
Given his latest contract negotiations, Mayo will play a big function on New England’s teaching employees subsequent season. The previous Patriots LB may very well be in line for a promotion to DC, Patricia’s former and extra appropriate function, including to the uncertainty in regards to the latter’s future.
In a latest article relating to New England’s offseason OC search, NBC Sports activities Boston’s Tom Curran wrote that Patricia “is likely to be on his method out.”
Detroit is off the hook for its former HC Patricia’s contract after paying him the previous two seasons to be on the Patriots’ employees. Now that the Patriots could be liable for paying him, they may resolve to maneuver on. He’d earn the next wage this upcoming 12 months due to his senior soccer advisor title.
Choose can also be nonetheless on the Giants’ payroll after a disastrous head-coaching marketing campaign, which can enable him to be introduced again to New England for the upcoming season.
Phil Perry of NBC Sports activities Boston wrote that New England could re-assign Patricia to a unique function. It is unclear whether or not that may be on the employees or entrance workplace. In accordance with Perry, New England would not stand in Patricia’s method if he most well-liked to pursue outdoors job alternatives.
Seeing Belichick transfer on from his longtime assistants could be a shock, contemplating how a lot he values private relationships, however Patricia and Choose have confirmed their time in New England is up.