Duron Harmon: If Bill Belichick is calling plays, we’re going to be all right

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Bill Belichick always has stayed involved with the Patriots defense, but now comes word that the head coach is expected to take over the play-calling duties for this season.

That suits his players just fine.

“I mean, coach Belichick, he’s coach Belichick,” safety Duron Harmon said, via Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald. “If he’s calling the plays, we’re going to be all right.”

Belichick last called the defensive plays for the Patriots in 2010.

“This man was calling the defense for the Giants [from 1985-90 as defensive coordinator for Bill Parcells], and they won two Super Bowls,” Harmon said. “[He] coached Lawrence Taylor and stuff. I think if he’s calling the plays, I think he’ll be all right.”

The Patriots haven’t had a defensive coordinator since Greg Schiano abruptly left in March after only one month on the job.

18 responses to “Duron Harmon: If Bill Belichick is calling plays, we’re going to be all right

  1. At critical junctures of the game, late, with time running out, and Belichick at the bench coaching the defense, who is going to have the big picture sense of what is going on….i.e. the pulse of the game, to call a strategic time out that could lead to a W or an L (if it isn’t called at the right time)?

  2. lanman11 says:
    May 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm
    At critical junctures of the game, late, with time running out, and Belichick at the bench coaching the defense, who is going to have the big picture sense of what is going on….i.e. the pulse of the game, to call a strategic time out that could lead to a W or an L (if it isn’t called at the right time)?
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    Belichick. Just because he’s calling the plays doesn’t mean he doesn’t have other assistant defensive coaches.

  3. i can hear it now. anything less than another super bowl win and the 2nd guessers come out of the woodwork in droves with the lame old “belichick arrogance” line. go hide and watch.

  4. Yeah, the success of those Giants teams had nothing to do with the fact that Lawrence Taylor was the one executing the plays.

  5. What this really means is that his son, Stephen, will be learning the ropes. Sorry NFL, there’s another Belichick in NE. Actually, there are 2 more Belichicks. Brian and Amanda. Brian will end up with the Pats, but word is that Bruce Arians wants Amanda on his staff…

  6. At critical junctures of the game, late, with time running out, and Belichick at the bench coaching the defense, who is going to have the big picture sense of what is going on….i.e. the pulse of the game, to call a strategic time out that could lead to a W or an L (if it isn’t called at the right time)?
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    Tom Brady when the offense is on the field.

  7. “The Patriots haven’t had a defensive coordinator since Greg Schiano abruptly left in March after only one month on the job.”
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    A huge upgrade on the DC job right here.

  8. Not that it’s a real cause for concern, but I hope someone emerges that Belichick can delegate the play calling to. Rather see BB overseeing the whole operation and interjecting where he needs to in all 3 phases.

  9. I wonder how many jobs BB created that we don’t know about? Trophy makers, diamond finders, parade planners, banner makers, banner hangers etc. No wonder the unemployment rate is low and the economy is thriving.

  10. superpatriotsfan says:
    May 17, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Rams offense was already fizzled out by the last few games of the regular season and into the playoffs. Belichick did nothing.
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    2018 playoff results:

    Round 1: Rams 33 Cowboys 22
    Round 2: Rams 26 Saints 23
    Super Bowl: Rams 3 Patriots 13

  11. He meant Steve. Bill is not going to start making all the defensive calls during a game at this point in his career. Bill has done alright delegating the job.

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