The New England Patriots made some coaching changes ahead of the upcoming 2020 season. There are some twists and unexpected moves. Well, we do believe that head coach Bill Belichick is satisfied with his coaching staff.
The team announced their changes Monday, and fans have already predicted some of these. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will no longer worry about Patriots quarterbacks. Jedd Fisch will work in that area of the field.
Troy Brown was in charge of wide receivers in 2019. In 2020, he will be an assistant running backs and kick return coach. Mick Lombardi, the son of former Patriots front office staffer Michael Lombardi, will work as the Patriots’ new wide receivers coach. He will take over for New York Giants head coach Joe Judge who was special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach last season. Lombardi was an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2019. That was his first year on staff.
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Cole Popovich and Carmen Bricillo will split their offensive line coaching duties. Dante Scarnecchia had these duties before his retirement. Popovich was assistant running backs coach last season. Bricillo helped Dante Scarnecchia as an assistant.
Demarcus Covington will go from outside linebackers to defensive line. He takes over for Bret Bielema who became part of the New York Giants. Stephen Belichick will go from safeties/secondary to outside linebackers. Brian Belichick, a coaching assistant, will become a safeties coach. If by any chance you have forgotten this, Stephen and Brian are sons of Coach B.
Cam Achord will now work as special teams coordinator. He has actually seen a promotion from assistant special teams coach.
Running backs coach Ivan Fears, tight ends coach Nick Caley, inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo, cornerbacks coach Mike Pellegrino, strength and conditioning coach Moses Cabrera and assistant strength and conditioning coach Deron Mayo will have the same duties as in 2019.
Special teams assistant Joe Houston, offensive assistant Tyler Hughes and defensive assistant Vinnie Sunseri became part of the Patriots’ staff.
The Patriots have yet to make a decision on the defensive coordinator. Belichick, Stephen Belichick, and Jerod Mayo had this role in 2019.