The New England Patriots are off to a fresh start, and they have already made a few decisions regarding the coaching staff.
Several assistant coaches left Foxboro after the grand win in Atlanta, and the Patriots decided to spice up the coaching staff. Mike Reiss of ESPN reported that Mick Lombardi will probably be one of the names to join the Patriots family.
Lombardi is the son of former Patriots
executive and friend of head coach Bill Belichick Mike Lombardi. He has a
history with New England as he had the role of scouting assistant in 2011 and a
coaching assistant on offense in 2012.
Mick Lombardi spent some time with the San
Francisco 49ers before becoming part of the New York Jets coaching staff in
2017. He served the team three seasons as an offensive assistant/assistant
We still do not have much information regarding the role Lombardi has with the Patriots. He will probably replace Jerry Schuplinski who served as assistant quarterbacks coach with the Patriots. Schuplinski left New England alongside Brian Flores. They joined the Miami Dolphins. It is more than possible that Lombardi will serve as his replacement.
Greg Schiano to join the coaching staff
There is also chance that former Ohio
State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano replaces Brian Flores. Schiano was
active in the Ohio State for three seasons, but was also a head coach of the Buccaneers
and Rutgers. He was the coach of Devin and the McCourty twins, Duron Harmon,
Steve Belichick and Kenny Britt.
New England still has open spots, and we
can already make guesses regarding the next names to join the coaching staff.
Chad O’Shea left the wide receivers
coaching position. He became the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. The
Patriots are still looking for a cornerbacks coach and a defensive line coach. Josh
Boyer and Brendan Daly went to join the Dolphins and Chiefs respectively.