The 2022 season ended yesterday for the Patriots, as a loss in the Bills dropped the team to an 8-9 record and eliminated them from the postseason. That represented a disappointing finish to the campaign and invited speculation of changes from the margins.
One permanent head coach until 2023 will be Bill Belichick. The Patriots announced on Monday that the 70-year-old will remain in charge for his 24th season. However, he said that he will begin to evaluate the organization in depth and said, “We will look at everything.”
Belichick’s announcement came as little surprise, but he also did not include much in the way of specifics regarding the future of the team’s offensive coaching staff. To replace longtime offensive coordinator (and current Raiders head coach) Josh McDaniel, the Patriots elected to split the responsibilities among the former Pats staff. Matt Patricia and Joe Judge. The lack of experience for both offenses led to a lot of scrutiny heading into the tournament and the season.
New England finished the year in the bottom half of the league on several offensive fronts, averaging 331 yards and 21.4 points per game. Second year quarter Mc Jones He regressed in several categories, leading to QB controversy when he was briefly replaced by a starter. Bailey Zappe Due to an injury earlier in the season. After all, the episode’s struggles are for a new, more experienced O.C. He added a call will be entered.
When asked about the future of Patricia and Judge in the organization (or at least in their current capacity), Belichick said: via CBS Boston’s Michael Hurley“From me to everyone else, we review everything we’ve done and review things and make improvements where we can. There were a lot of positives throughout the year in all areas that we can still build on, but ultimately it wasn’t what we wanted it to be or what we wanted it to be.
Alabama OC – and alumni of the Patriots – was Bill O’Brien. Connected to the open space for the same role in New England. The romance between him and the Patriots, depending on which direction the team goes with Patricia and Judge, will be worth watching in the finale. In any case, the situation regarding the leader of the team will last for at least one more year.
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