Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels opted not to do any head coaching interviews this weekend, but defensive coordinator Matt Patricia took a different approach while New England waits to play their first postseason game.
The Browns announced on Saturday afternoon that they have completed an interview with Patricia. It’s the first interview for Patricia this offseason and reported interest from the Dolphins obviously isn’t going anywhere after Miami hired Adam Gase on Saturday.
Patricia has been on Bill Belichick’s staff with the Patriots since 2004 and coached both linebackers and safeties before taking over as the defensive coordinator in 2012. New England has ranked in the top 10 in points allowed in all four years that he’s been in the job and they ranked ninth in yards allowed this season, their best finish with Patricia as a coordinator.
If the Browns want to hire Patricia, they’ll have to wait until the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs. A second interview could take place during the week after the conference championship games.