Nelson Agholor mum on who’s coaching Patriots’ offense: “Ask Coach Belichick”

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After Josh McDaniels left to become head coach of the Raiders, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said no one would get McDaniels’ former title of offensive coordinator, and Belichick also refused to say who will call the offensive plays. The word is out to the Patriots’ players that they shouldn’t say, either.

When Patriots receiver Nelson Agholor met with reporters Tuesday, he was asked about the team’s offensive coaching staff and wouldn’t say anything.

Asked who his receivers coach is, Agholor answered, “You know, we’ve got a bunch of guys. You’ve got to ask Coach Belichick, you know.”

Asked who the offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator is, Agholor said, “You have to ask Coach Belichick that.”

Although Belichick can be extremely forthcoming on certain subjects, like the history of long snapping, when it comes to the goings-on within his team, he keeps everything hush-hush. And his players know they’re supposed to keep quiet, too.

19 responses to “Nelson Agholor mum on who’s coaching Patriots’ offense: “Ask Coach Belichick”

  1. It’s kind of BS that BB is allowed to evade the Rooney rule by refusing to name anyone a “coordinator”. He should be fined and made to give the title to someone.

  2. With all the poaching the nfl has done to the Patriots over the last 20 plus years I’m not surprised belichick is keeping things more hush than ever.

  3. Patriots fans.
    How can you all as a fan base accept this type of behavior from your head coach. How does this type of interview make you all feel? Hard to imagine Belichick on the hot seat, but if he crashes and burns this season, I would be looking for a different leader. This guys ego appears to be in the way of your teams growth and success. Now that Tom Brady not there to bail out Belichick and his decisions. Good luck this season , gonna need a lot of it.

  4. Big secret for a sub .500 team heading in the wrong direction. My guess is it’s some relative of Belichick

  5. They won’t ask Belichick, because it will make Belichick look bad, which in turn will make them look so stupid.

  6. Folks are getting ready to find out that Josh was what kept that offense going,. He is what made Mac Jones thrive last year. BB is not an offensive mind and he better be concentrating on the D to keep them in games.

  7. Angel Valle says:
    May 11, 2022 at 6:41 am
    With all the poaching the nfl has done to the Patriots over the last 20 plus years I’m not surprised belichick is keeping things more hush than ever.

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    Exactly. Teams should stay away. We saw what Patricia did to poor Detroit.

  8. billsmafia772 says:
    May 11, 2022 at 7:32 am
    Patriots fans.
    How can you all as a fan base accept this type of behavior from your head coach. How does this type of interview make you all feel?

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    This fan loves it. As always, Bill hits it right down the middle. Not wide right.

    Thirteen different ways I love it. One three. Thirteen. 13. Love it!

    I would never put Bill, or his job, on trial. If Bill fits, you must acquit. Bill fits.

  9. The Patriots have always operated this way. Belichick is the whole system. Did people see Josh McDanels on his own in Denver and with the Rams? Did they see Matt Patricia on his own? Did they see Joe Judge on his own? It’s a unique situation where he sees all sides of the ball and gets the people underneath him to carry out his vision. Not very many can do that, but he’s the one.

  10. I think BB might be losing his marbles a bit.

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    He never had marbles. Had you realized how hard it is to score 24 or more in BACK TO BACK playoff games, you would know that none of the teams he built were supposed to be top 4 offense, none of the teams he built were supposed to be in SB.

    The only reason he looked like a genius was because of Brady’s ability of turning cheap slot receivers into top playmakers, especially in playoff.

  11. I looked at the coaching staff on patriots.com. They have two running backs coaches, an assistant offensive line coach but no offensive line coach, a wide receivers/kick returners coach, and a tight ends/fullbacks coach. Joe Judge is an “offensive assistant,” which is the same title as Tyler Hughes, who is listed in a separate section. Matt Patricia is a Senior Football Advisor. No quarterbacks coach. No one who is really qualified to be an offensive coordinator. This is a great way to bring along your second-year quarterback.

  12. Bill never had marbles, he has Chess pieces…. Other coaches had things like checkers, marbles & jax……

  13. Bill likes to grow his own coordinators rather than hire from outside. He also doesn’t like how his staff is pilfered on a regular basis. He’s in no rush to give teams a head start on assembling a profile of what the Patriots offense is supposed to look like this year. Keeping it quiet also alleviates any unnecessary pressure, stress, distraction, and critique of whoever ultimately has the responsibility while it is still taking shape. That way the entire focus is on development and implementation, and not managing public relations. I expect it will be a group effort with the intent for the young guy, Nick Caley, to take the lead as the season moves on, with Patricia and/or Judge looking over his shoulder.

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