Publish Date: 07/26/2022
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
The Patriots released their entire coaching staff on Thursday. Head Coach Bill Belichick didn’t name either an offensive or defensive coordinator.
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In true Belichick style, the decision may be in the team’s best interest, and everyone is aware of their jobs.
Belichick didn’t name coordinators for either side of the ball in 2010.
The Patriots went 14-2 that year without an offensive or defensive coordinator.
The Patriots had Tom Brady that year.
Brady had perhaps his most productive season under center with Belichick calling the plays. On his way to the NFL MVP Award, he threw 36 touchdown passes and only four interceptions.
New England was the NFL’s top team in points scored and allowed the eighth-fewest point in the league.
The New England Patriots are the only organization that could pull off this feat a second time.
Bill Belichick will welcome some familiar faces to his coaching staff, even though there won’t be any official offensive or defensive coordinators. Joe Judge and Matt Patricia return to the Patriots’ coaching staff in 2022 after failing at their respective head coaching positions.
Judge will serve as the Patriots’ offensive assistant and quarterback coach. Judge was previously New England’s special-teams coordinator from 2015 to 2019.
Patricia, who was the Patriots’ defensive coordinator between 2012 and 2017, will now be the senior football advisor.
Belichick is the New England Patriots’ head coach. He also holds several other titles within the organization, including general manager, game-plan manager, and general manager. Rumors suggest Belichick will return to calling offensive plays in 2022.
While Patriots fans might expect Matt Patricia to wear a headset to make defensive calls, he was not listed last as a defensive coordinator.
Judge, on the other hand, will work directly with Mac Jones. Judge will be able to influence the Patriots’ offensive plans, but he will not likely be assigned play-calling duties.