The New England Patriots made some changes to the coaching staff. Head coach Bill Belichick welcomed some of his former assistants. They have new rules and yes, there’s always room for improvement. Analysts have expressed their concerns and Kendrick Bourne has some doubts about the 2022 Patriots coaching staff.
It’s interesting to note that Bourne had some struggles in training camp and his preseason wasn’t that successful. Many thought that the Patriots wide receiver needs to get his confidence back, but it looks like Bourne has something else to say.
Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated went on 98.5 The Sports Hub and shared his thoughts on Bourne and the way he sees Joe Judge and Matt Patricia.
“I think he was one of the primary ‘what the hell is this?’ guys from the spring and summer,” Breer said. “My feeling on it was, like, he was one of the guys that was sort of questioning the plan, questioning what was going on there. I had said before, some of the questioning of what they’re doing offensively was internal — and I certainly think that was the case with him.
“Now, has he gotten over it? I’m not sure. But you can see, if you look at who the guy was coached by, why he would be one of the guys who would say ‘what is this?’ Because he played for Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco and he played for Josh McDaniels his first year in New England. So, if there was somebody who might feel like he is entitled to a certain level of coaching at this level of football, it’d be a guy on that side of the ball who played for Kyle Shanahan and Josh McDaniels.”
Kendrick Bourne has to reestablish his connection with Patriots coaching staff
Bourne has great comments for Patriots wide receivers coach Troy Brown. The latter has great experience with the Patriots and knows the system really well. He wore a Patriots uniform for 15 years and this experience helps him bond with Patriots players.
“The best part about Troy is, you understand that he’s a guy that did the little things right consistently,” Nelson Agholor said before practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University. “So, when he tells you, ‘Hey, we gotta do this, we gotta get in shape.’ … His biggest thing is being in shape. He wants us to be able to run all day.
“And that’s a coaching point that has nothing to do with X’s and O’s — it has something to do with mentality. And his build as a player, he’s trying to instill that in us and you’ve gotta respect him.”