Bill Belichick: Matt Patricia has been a very valuable resource in return to Patriots

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After a three-year stint as head coach of the Detroit Lions, Matt Patricia is back working for the New England Patriots.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is glad to have him back under their roof.

In an interview with the team’s website, Belichick spoke highly of the role Patricia has played for the team as they prepare for this week’s NFL Draft.

“Matt, he’s done this for the last three years in a different organization and so he’s very familiar with our process, his process and all the things that go around that,” Belichick said. “He’s been really a very valuable resource and confidant and somebody to talk to whose been through the same things that we’ve been through and his experience and perspective has been extremely valuable.”

Belichick has said that Patricia has been heavily involved with the team’s draft process since being brought back to the team in January. Patricia’s return to the organization comes with a hand in multiple roles with the team, which seemingly include a rather significant one surrounding the draft.

Patricia now has three years of experience as a key figure of a draft room with the Lions. He’s the only one on the coaching staff besides Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to have such experience from the NFL.

44 responses to “Bill Belichick: Matt Patricia has been a very valuable resource in return to Patriots

  1. These guys were the smartest guys in the NFL when they had Tom Brady. Just average coaches without him.

  2. Patricia doesn’t have many fans in Detroit and New England believe it or not. It always felt the Patriots won despite his god awful defensive game plans and schemes. Please someone hire him away from Foxborough! Signed – Patriots fans

  3. No team is going to let the Pats move up knowing that their future picks will be late 1st rounds. There is a 70% chance the Pats trade #15 to gain draft capital.

  4. Nice additon. He should have gained a lot of experience as HC in Detroit even though the success wasn’t there.

  5. The Quinntricia era was just an awful experience from a fan’s perspective. Matt Patricia was not only a terrible coach, but a terrible person by all accounts.

    Bob Quinn was so atrocious that he hasn’t even secured employment with another team yet, or if he has, they’re too embarrassed to report it.

    Good for Matt that he’s back in the fold at New England. Meanwhile here in Detroit, we’re still putting out the flames of the franchise he burned to the ground.

  6. The only experience Matt learned in Detroit was how to fall flat on his face and come running back to Daddy.

  7. Translation: it’s good to have the guy back that makes the office coffee and brings in the doughnuts.

  8. In other words” Patty does whatever I tell him to do and doesn’t get to touch much “

  9. LOL, he wasn’t a very valuable resource in Detroit AT ALL

    Out of the 26 coaches they had before him, going all the way back to 1931, 23 had a better winning percentage. (excluding those who didn’t coach a minimum of 16 games)

    ABSOLUTE GARBAGE.

  10. Until the pats get a reliable QB-all of the drafting and Spending won’t help.
    If it all goes down the tubes Bechichick will blame Patricia.

  11. Jake1057 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 12:12 am
    Patricia doesn’t have many fans in Detroit and New England believe it or not. It always felt the Patriots won despite his god awful defensive game plans and schemes. Please someone hire him away from Foxborough! Signed – Patriots fans—————————————————-I don’t believe you said that. The Patriots’ defense was responsibile for most of their success. I’ve been a Pats fan since forever and even I know that.

  12. I don’t believe you said that. The Patriots’ defense was responsibile for most of their success. I’ve been a Pats fan since forever and even I know that.

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    You are a Pats fan and you don’t even know that during Brady’s reign, Pats offense was better than Pats defense was?

    BTW, Pats without Brady would be at best like Chicago Bears. 2001 Pats wouldn’t even make playoff without Brady.

  13. These guys were the smartest guys in the NFL when they had Tom Brady. Just average coaches without him.

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    Belichick was a “I can’t win if opponent scores 20 or more points” kind of coach before Brady.

    His defense is typical PAPER TIGER, great against lousy offense (because Brady always gave them good field position), but routinely collapsed in playoff and always needed offense to save it.

    Collapsed in 2008 SB and 2012 SB, allowed 33, 28, 28 points in 2010, 2011,2013 playoff against #8, #12, and #9 offense because offense couldn’t bail his defense out.

  14. He left the Pats and their defense got better. And he inherited a 9-win Detroit team and had them going 3-13 in two years. This guy’s results tell you exactly who he is.

  15. Collapsed in 2008 SB and 2012 SB, allowed 33, 28, 28 points in 2010, 2011,2013 playoff against #8, #12, and #9 offense because offense couldn’t bail his defense out.

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    Let me change it to “2 100 Rate” this in advance.

    Again, without Brady, Belichick is a garbage as HC.

  16. ” he’s done this for the last three years in a different organization”
    BB wasn’t even willing to say Detroit because it would remind everyone that Patricia took a 9-7 Detroit team into the sewer.

  17. Same posters knocking Belichick for winning super bowls. It’s comical but a broken record.

    What next, will they knock Bill for winning just 11 NBA Championships in 12 Finals appearances?

  18. posters knocking Belichick for winning super bowls. It’s comical but a broken record.

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    Do you still think Belichick made Brady?

    Well, Brady turned Belichick into a “genius”.

  19. William Lee – you are giving Gisele a run for her money with blind Brady support.

    The Patriots have been a defensive team with a good offense. The 10 year period that they struggled? Those were the years they were focused on the offense.

  20. bartholomew,

    When did Belichick ever focus on offense? throw two dozens of cheap receivers to Brady and let Brady figure out who would be good fit and Belichick got all the credits?

    Let me show you the right way of thinking:

    Pats became a dynasty because they had BOTH top defense and top offense.
    — It is not hard to build top defense if a coach spends as much as Belichick did. (a PAPER TIGER defense that couldn’t be replied on in playoff)
    — It is not hard to build top offense with a really good QB if a coach invests a lot on offense, like Sean Payton did.

    What is hard is to have BOTH top defense and top offense, and Pats offense was ranked better than defense was though Belichick invested most on defense, WHY?

  21. Take Butler’s interception as an example :

    Half of the defenses in the league would be able to keep Seahawks offense to 24 points or less. With 28 points by offense, Pats should have won easily.

    The defense by the “genius” allowed a quick TD to tie the game before half time, the believers of the “genius” conveniently forget it.

    Somehow, a mistake by Peter Carrol saved Belichick and his defense, and he was the reason Pats won the SB? and Brady was lucky? What kind of idiotic reasoning is this?

  22. Belichick is not one to suffer fools gladly. How many times has he heaped praise on any one? Not many and then only on those he admires. If Patricia wasn’t a valuable part of the organization, he wouldn’t be there. Just because he wasn’t a good GM doesn’t mean he is without talent and worth.

  23. Say what you will about Patricia, but I love the fact that he had the guts to wear a Roger Goodell clown shirt after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI.

  24. William Lee says:
    April 27, 2021 at 2:16 pm
    bartholomew,

    When did Belichick ever focus on offense? throw two dozens of cheap receivers to Brady and let Brady figure out who would be good fit and Belichick got all the credits?

    Let me show you the right way of thinking:

    Pats became a dynasty because they had BOTH top defense and top offense.
    — It is not hard to build top defense if a coach spends as much as Belichick did. (a PAPER TIGER defense that couldn’t be replied on in playoff)
    — It is not hard to build top offense with a really good QB if a coach invests a lot on offense, like Sean Payton did.

    What is hard is to have BOTH top defense and top offense, and Pats offense was ranked better than defense was though Belichick invested most on defense, WHY?

    ~~~

    It is a pretty easy “WHY”. Look at the average starting position for the offense. Where they were starting with the ball was a first down from FG range. They should have put up arcade numbers.

    Why spend huge money on WRs when you have a dink and dunk QB? Nothing wrong being a dink and dunker when you can do it, but that was Brady’s wheelhouse. With top receiver options this last season, his numbers were the same as with garbage receivers. 2019 is the outlier with him quitting on the team.

    You keep pointing to the Seahawks Super Bowl that if they had a better defense that they should have blown them out. Well, if you compare what Seattle did in that SB compared to the year before, the NE defense did great. Want to know another way that they could have blown them out? The offense putting points on the board in more than 2 quarters.

    It’s cute that you never heard of Belichick before he drafted Brady, but he had a pretty successful career before that point and was already known as a defensive mastermind.

  25. What kind of idiotic reasoning is this?

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    tigerlilac,

    Was the vote from you? don’t you think it is comical?

  26. Butler, a backup corner, was prepped for the exact coverage necessary to stop that play at the goal line in the super bowl against the Seahawks. He blew the coverage in practice and executed in the game. No, Brady didn’t teach him that coverage, Belichick did. Butler was a rookie UDFA. Possibly the greatest defensive play in super bowl history.

    Julian Edelman was picked late in the 7th round, a college QB converted to wide receiver by Belichick because Edelman, in Bill’s mind, was a football player. Tom Brady dropped back to pass with 2:28 to play in Super Bowl 51, trailing by eight points, 64 yards from the end zone. The first player to touch Brady’s pass was a Falcon, Robert Alford. Earlier that night Alford intercepted another of Brady’s passes and returned it for the second-longest pick-six in Super Bowl history. Edelman would be on the receiving end of one of the greatest plays in super bowl history, a 34-28 victory, the Patriots fifth ring in the Brady-Belichick. Edelman caught 119 of his passes in the regular season and postseason combined.

    Sorry, Brady Binky Boys, a lot of other guys stepped up to win super bowls and they were all selected by Belichick.

  27. It is a pretty easy “WHY”. Look at the average starting position for the offense. Where they were starting with the ball was a first down from FG range. They should have put up arcade numbers.

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    Pats defense was abnormally better on total points allowed than on total yards allowed.

    If Pats defense played only 27 minutes and did great job by allowing a quick TD by half time, complete collapse if Pete Carrol didn’t make mistake, to a #8 offense, I don’t know what you mean by “genius”.

  28. Super Bowl 51 (and Super Bowl 53)

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    tigerlilac,

    Were Pats supposed to in either SB (one without Gronk, one with crippled Gronk)?

  29. tigerlilac,

    IF it was Rodgers or Peyton, you would have given almost all the credit to the QB, not Belichick.

    So kindly stop pulling those lame excuses, you just have no clue what happened in 2001 after Brady took over; you have no clue why Pats had 9 straight seasons of top 4 offense; you have no clue why Pats had top offense, sometimes even without a legitimate deep threats, so you pull “earth must be flat because I can’t see it is round” BS to cover it.

    let me tell you : nothing to be ashame of, not knowing doesn’t make you stupid, not mention even Belichick doesn’ tknow. So man up, admit it.

  30. William Lee you are the Ying to Touchback6’s Yang. It is a shame you don’t get what complementary football is.

    Brady is the game’s all time game manager. Give him the best receiving corp or a bunch of retreads and his numbers are the same. Nobody reads the defense pre snap better than Brady. With 5 minutes left in the game, I don’t think anyone would want a different QB out there. But, that is only 1 of 3 phases in the game.

    Belichick builds complete teams. He was able to hold the dynasty together for 20 years in an era designed for balance. He was able to find complementary pieces to fill needs. He can scheme one way for one opponent and the next week has a totally different scheme for the next team. He overspends on defense because he could trust his offense, until he couldn’t.

  31. Belichick builds complete teams

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    The following are the results and reasons, from results to reasons. Reverse the list, then replace ‘Belichick’ by ‘his coach’.

    #1, Belichick became a genius who created a magical system and culture.
    #2 A, players are willing to follow the instructions and disciplines by coaches.
    #2 B, players are willing to take less money to play for Pats.
    #3, Pats had good chance winning SB, at least making to AFCCG.
    #4, Belichick could spend a lot on PAPER TIGER defense every year. (meaning, can’t carry the load in playoff), and still had top offense.
    #5, Belichick didn’t have to pay lot on the offense that played better than Peyton, Rodgers, and Brees in playoff.
    #6, Brady could turn cheap receivers into play makers, especially in playoff.

  32. Watch how he built offense for Cam in 2020, just like how he did with Brady: throw dozens of cheap receivers to Cam and let Cam figure out who would be good fits, and his believers would give all the credits to him.

    The idiot obviously believed that he had magic system and even tried to leave Pats after 2017 to prove it. 2020 season showed him that the “finding gold among rocks” strategy didn’t work without Brady.

    Belichick’s free agency splurge proved that he realized that the reason he could build the team in a way that other coaches couldn’t was because he had Tom Brady. Without Brady, now he has to build the team just like how other coaches do.

  33. The following are the results and reasons, from results to reasons. Reverse the list, then replace ‘Belichick’ by ‘his coach’.

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    1) Belichick already had the culture. He learned it from the Tuna and made it his own.

    2A) Any player wanting to stay in the league for more than a hot minute does that

    2B) you need to pick a lane, either the team gave Brady all retreads to use on offense or you have good players taking less to play with him. Brady took less per year to play in NE so they could sign other players to help him. Others saw that Patruits players did not succeed when going to another team so they took what was offered them.

    3) it is easy to make the playoffs when you are in the weakest division in football. Soon as the other teams made moves, Brady went down to Florida. A weak schedule allowed the team to rest early for the playoff run

    4) not sure you know what PAPER TIGER means. The defenses have been solid. Won them a few Super Bowls. Threw up a dud against the Eagles. But that could have been moot if Brady could catch a ball. Did you catch the one where the defense held the high scoring Rams offense to 3 points?

    5) not much of an argument against. Amendola went from Concussion-Dola to Playoff-Dola. Edelman was amazing. Gronk just did what he did. If he could have done the same with Welker he would have a perfect streak.

  34. not sure you know what PAPER TIGER means. The defenses have been solid.

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    The defense was great against lousy offense, partly because Brady didn’t give opponent good field positions, even when he struggled, like in the last SB against Rams.

    It was a PAPER TIGER because it needed from offense, so much, so often, like Pats couldn’t depend on it to make playoff (unless easy schedule); like staying on fields for long long time, like winning drives in last 2 minutes; like 24+ points in back to back playoff games, something even Rodgers and Brees often failed to do.

    No playoff QB was afraid of Belichick’s defense, except Peyton Manning before 2007, when every good defense in playoff suffocated Peyton.

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