The New England Patriots added more power to their coaching staff. The team reunited with several guys in the past few months. Billy Yates spent three seasons with the Detroit Lions and Matt Patricia. He rejoined the Patriots, and NFL fans are more than excited.
Yates is a former Patriots offensive lineman. He was part of head coach Bill Belichick’s staff. According to recent sources, he was working with the Patriots coaching staff these past weeks. The same report suggests that Yates will stay with the team in 2021. Mike Reiss from ESPN confirmed the information.
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Yates was an assistant offensive line coach for the Lions. He got the role last year after spending two seasons in the William Clay Ford Minority Coaching Assistantship program. Detroit underwent several major changes and fired Matt Patricia in November.
The 40-year-old wa salso part of the strength and conditioning departments at Bowling Green, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Yates also spent 2015 training camp with the Patriots as part of the Bill Wassh Minority Coaching Fellowship.
When it comes to playing games, Yates saw action in 22 games for the Patriots in the period between 2004 and 2008. He started 11 games. Yates was also playing with the Miami Dolphins in 2003. He played with the Cleveland Brown in 2009 and 2010 before calling it career.
New England added enough strength to the coaching staff. It’s more than obvious that the Patriots will do whatever it takes to win a championship. They missed the playoffs in 2020, and head coach Belichick wasn’t really happy with the situation. Veteran quarterback Cam Newton led the Patriots to the big game, but he lacked weapons. Belichick considers bringing him back, but he should also consider signing strong weapons. Newton’s failure was nothing but the result of insufficient offensive power.
Belichick will also have to add more players to pack the roster with talent. He needs wide receivers and tight ends. Getting a top quarterback should be a priority for the Patriots head coach at the moment.