New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a meeting with team owner Robert Kraft and they both discussed potential staff changes. The Patriots made big coaching changes in the 2022 offseason, but some players were unhappy with the way things unfolded. Kraft was a bit frustrated, too. The Patriots missed another chance to win a title and we believe Kraft’s frustration grew even more.
Tom E. Curran from NBC Sports reported that Belichick and Kraft discussed offseason plans, adding that the head coach plans to make “offensive coaching reassignments.”
“Don’t expect a dog-and-pony show announcing firings or who’s coming in for an interview,” Curran wrote. “Belichick isn’t going to put anyone’s head on a spike for the pleasure of the masses. But my understanding is offensive coaching reassignments are going to happen and several offensive coaches are under consideration for the Patriots’ 2023 staff.”
Bill Belichick has great plans for his future staff changes
Kraft and Belichick share the same viewpoint at the moment. The 2022 season wasn’t the best season in team history and the team has a few good reasons to make big changes.
Matt Patricia called plays in 2022 and Joe Judge coached quarterbacks. This was a big change in their career, because both coaches worked in different positions throughout their time in the NFL. It was a bad experiment for the team. Losing Josh McDaniels turned out to be a big blow for the Patriots.
Mac Jones had a bad season, too. He had a good start in 2021, but things fell apart this season. The second-year quarterback missed time due to injuries and Bailey Zappe did a decent job as his replacement. Everyone thought that Jones would be spectacular this season, but it didn’t happen.
Who will be the first to go? Experts mentioned Bill O’Brien, Kliff Kingsbury, Chad O’Shea, and many others. Some even included Nick Caley to this list.
Curran reported that Patricia and Judge will probably keep their positions in the organization. Belichick may decide to get rid of Cam Achord. Let’s see what happens in the offseason. We have a few ideas to start with.