Reports online make it seem as if New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft got tired of his team not being good enough to compete after watching Tom Brady leave and even win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tom Curran from NBC Sports Boston reports that Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft had their end of season meeting and both agreed that some changes needed to be made to the coaching staff, specifically on the offensive side of the ball.
“Don’t expect a dog-and-pony show announcing firings or who’s coming in for an interview. Belichick isn’t going to put anyone’s head on a spike for the pleasure of the masses,” could be read on the report.
The Patriots didn’t have an offensive coordinator this season
This was the first year that the Patriots were without Josh McDaniels after he took the job head coaching the Raiders, but instead of Belichick replacing him with another offensive coordinator, former Lions head coach and defensive coordinator with New England, Matt Patricia was handed the keys of the offense and handled play-calling duties.
Patriots quarterback, Mac Jones, surely wasn’t happy most of the time with the system and plays called during games, and on many ocassions he could be seen on TV while he argued and yelled at Patricia while on the field.
Jones regressed in comparison to his first two seasons and many argue that was because Patricia had the task of calling plays for the first time in his career and it appeared as if the offense had looked disjointed from the start.
Among the names being mentioned to arrive to the Patriots as offensive coordinator is Bill O’Brien, former Houston Texans head coach and the offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama the past couple of seasons, and has already been part of the offensive coaching staff of the franchise between 2009 and 2011.