New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is the GOAT in league history and he could be the perfect role model for the next coaching talent. Many thought that Josh McDaniels would replace Belichick in the future, but the former offensive coordinator is now coaching the Las Vegas Raiders. McDaniels wanted to coach his own team, but his team has a 2-6 record at this point. In other words, no, McDaniels is not an efficient head coach.
What about DeMarcus Covinton?
He is the Patriots defensive line coach with great experience as wide receiver. Belichick has nothing but words of praise for his defensive coach and really likes his work on the football field.
“DeMarcus does a really good job,” Belichick said in October. “I met him at Chattanooga and kind of got to know him there. Hired him later in that spring. … I’m sure he could coach a lot of positions on defense. Young guy that’s really smart, works hard. Has worked with a lot of different types of players, even on our defensive line. That difference between our interior guys and our outside guys is quite distinct.”
Patriots players like Covington’s coaching, talent
Covington has an army of fans in New England. He is praised as a leader and “true teacher” who can set up a strong base for Patriots players.
“DeMarcus Covington, I would say, he has grown as a leader and also his knowledge of the game,” defensive end Deatrich Wise said in October. “He has the ability to see what other coaches see but also, as a true teacher, break it down (so that) his players can understand what he’s saying and execute as such. And he does a wonderful job reading the room, if we’re like, ‘OK, we’re not feeling the game plan’ … he’s able to (ask), ‘What do you see in the game?’
” … And then in the game, he’ll listen to the player and then he’ll go back and kind of scheme a game plan up that works for that specific player. … He knows how to coach me a little bit different than he coaches (Christian) Barmore, than he coaches (Lawrence Guy).”
Wise is not the only player to praise Covington. Defensive tackle Davon Godchaux respects Covington’s dominance at the sideline. Godchaux does his best to teach players and help them perform on the field. Getting the right lesson from the right player is a true blessing.