Bill Belichick Explains How ‘Consultant’ Bret Bielema Assists Patriots

Bret Bielema was engaged in the Patriots game for quite some time. Although he’s been part of the team for six months, we don’t really have much info on his real position in the team.

The Patriots’ media guide doesn’t offer the bio of Bret Bielema. The former Arkansas and Wisconsin head coach became part of New England without any major announcement. If by any chance you didn’t know it, he’s “consultant to the head coach.” Does something like this even exist?

Bielema joined Bill Belichick’s team, and we’ve seen him doing almost everything from scouting pro days to coaching … kick returners?

What is Bielema supposed to do in the team? Head coach Bill Belichick gives the answer to your question during his time on The Sports Hub’s Patriots pregame show.

“Bret’s got a lot of experience. Obviously, he was the head coach at Wisconsin, Arkansas. He’s dealt with a lot of different players, situations, and he’s primarily worked on defense as an assistant coach, so he’s given us some help there between the defensive ends and tackles,” Belichick said before the huge win over the Eagles.

“He’s also been somebody that I’ve used and has helped me with some overall head-coaching-type responsibilities — planning and team management and things like that. He’s been a good addition to our group, and he’s really fit in well with everybody. He’s a great guy, a good guy, an easy guy to get along with. Everybody likes him,” Belichick said.

Bielema coached James White, Trey Flowers and Dietrich Wise in college. It seems like the rest of the guys in the team really like him, and that’s a good thing. I guess Bielema is one of the best things that have ever happened to New England. The Patriots need a strong connection. Seeing them unified is one of the ways to win the Super Bowl.

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