The New England Patriots coaching staff has a weird composition.
On defense, they don’t have a coordinator, but DeMarcus Covington is their line coach.
Steve Belichick coaches the outside linebackers while Jerod Mayo handles the inside linebackers.
The cornerbacks are under Mike Pellegrino while Brian Belichick coaches the safeties.
The same goes on offense with Joe Judge returning to the Patriots as their quarterbacks’ coach.
Matt Patricia makes the jump from defense to offense as offensive line coach while Nick Caley teaches the tight ends.
Just like the defense, they don’t have an offensive coordinator for now.
However, head coach Bill Belichick isn’t bothered by the lack of personnel that will consolidate both units.
Speaking to reporters, #Patriots HC Bill Belichick declined to name an offensive player caller because there are no plays to be called right now. “What plays are we calling? Minicamp plays? …. We’ll get to it when we get to it.”
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 23, 2022
Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov tweeted, “Speaking to reporters, #Patriots HC Bill Belichick declined to name an offensive player caller because there are no plays to be called right now. ‘What plays are we calling? Minicamp plays? …. We’ll get to it when we get to it.'”
While Belichick has a point, training camp is just two months away.
Likewise, there must be a point person that leads the strategy for both sides.
Yes, they have all bases covered in terms of positions.
But they don’t have someone that will put all of the elements together.
Still Looking For Josh McDaniels’ Replacement
Former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is now the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach, replacing Rich Bisaccia.
He will implement the play-action calls and two-tight end sets that New England ran over the years.
However, the Patriots are still looking for a person that will pull their offense together.
Belichick might promote someone from the position coaches which is the best option because of familiarity.
As always, Belichick has an answer which has made him successful in his tenure at New England.