Matt Patricia: All of the coaches across the board all work together

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The way New England has structured its 2022 offensive staff is still a matter of intrigue.

It’s been reported that senior football advisor/offensive line coach Matt Patricia will be the team’s de facto offensive coordinator this season. He’s also reportedly been relaying the plays to quarterback Mac Jones’ headset during training camp practices.

But as Patricia put it, that doesn’t necessarily mean much given the structure of practice.

“It’s great this time of year because fortunately, all the plays are just scripted in a row and you just kind of read down through them from that standpoint,” Patricia said, via Zack Cox of NESN. “But what’s good is that we’re all sharing the responsibilities based on what periods we’re at in practice. So from that aspect of it, it’s structured, I would say.”

“Shared responsibilities” seemed to be a theme throughout Patricia’s media session, as head coach Bill Belichick and offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach Joe Judge also have significant roles in implementing the scheme.

“We all kind of handle — all of the coaches, all the way across the board — we all kind of work together. Coach Belichick obviously helps us a lot, too,” Patricia said. “It’s a big divide and conquer at some points where we have to just — we have a lot of work to get done through the course of the night, and everybody really understands what we have to do.”

Patricia noted that the team has split who’s responsible for meetings “so that it’s not always the same person up there all the time giving all the information.” But when games come and a key decision needs to be made, Belichick will likely step in.

“I think we have an established culture here where we understand there’s input that comes from across the board,” Patricia said. “Certainly, where there’s a hard decision that needs to be made, we’re lucky enough that our head coach here is involved in all aspects of the game and has an expertise above anybody else really, to be honest with you, in all those areas.

“So when we need a push in either direction, we really can rely on him, which is great to help us get through any of those sticky points.”

With six Super Bowl rings as a head coach, Belichick has earned the benefit of the doubt on the way New England has structured its 2022 offensive staff. But the approach is certainly unorthodox, particularly with a second-year quarterback.

20 responses to “Matt Patricia: All of the coaches across the board all work together

  1. Unorthodox indeed but this also tells me a lot of responsibility is going to be put on Jones and the reins are gonna be loose and maybe off all the way this year.

    That’s great news and now we’ll certainly see what the kid has.

  2. But the secret word going around Boston is that the coach who constantly carries the pencil behind his ear is Bill’s favorite and sits right next to Bill in all the meetings.

  3. I still remember Patricia getting off the plane after the SB win with a Goodell clown shirt on. Best thing he has ever done.

  4. Keep in mind that Belichick probably scripted Patricia’s answer. New England has a normal coaching structure, but BB doesn’t want to give away who is responsible for what. MP will probably call in the scripted plays as well as any variations Belichick decides on.

  5. carloswlassiter says:
    August 1, 2022 at 7:54 pm
    If the offense falls flat certainly this will be BB’s last year in NE
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    BB isn’t going anywhere until he decides it’s time.

  6. But BB doesn’t want to give away…

    ++++++++
    You get all wrong.

    No one wants the position (calling plays on offense), as it will ruin his career.

  7. William Lee says:
    August 2, 2022 at 7:44 am

    But BB doesn’t want to give away…

    ++++++++
    You get all wrong.

    No one wants the position (calling plays on offense), as it will ruin his career.

    ————

    It didn’t ruin Josh McDaniels career. He got a head coaching job after working with Mac Jones last year. Steve Sarkizian got a head coaching job after working with Mac Jones at Alabama.

  8. See what McDaniel did first in Raiders? Spent big to get Davante Adams.

    Why would he do it? Because he realized that the system wouldn’t work (without Brady), so HE DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO TRY the short passing system he had under Brady. If it didn’t even work with McDaniel, you think it will work under Matt Patricia?

    You can twist all you want, just remember, it is not under the control of Belichick believers anymore. You will see what a garbage Belichick is on offense.

  9. The fan club is awfully quiet about their boi Tommy this afternoon. Go figure.

  10. William Lee says:
    August 2, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    See what McDaniel did first in Raiders? Spent big to get Davante Adams.

    Why would he do it? Because he realized that the system wouldn’t work (without Brady), so HE DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO TRY the short passing system he had under Brady. If it didn’t even work with McDaniel, you think it will work under Matt Patricia?

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    The 2019 Patriots offense under Brady ranked 7th and in 2021 under Mac Jones it ranked 6th in the league. The system works with the right QB.

  11. You saw what happened when opponents had videos to study his moves in last 5 games. This happened to lot of QB.

    With the thick playbook Patriots have, most QB will be able to find plays they like and will be OK before other teams have chance studying him.

    Again, it is not under the control of Belichick believers.

  12. William Lee says:
    August 2, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    You saw what happened when opponents had videos to study his moves in last 5 games. This happened to lot of QB.

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    In 2019 Brady finished 2-3 and Mac Jones finished 1-4 in 2021. The difference of 1 win between Brady and Mac Jones.

  13. Do you remember that Julian Edelman dropped a crucial pass on 2nd and 6?

    That, was Brady’s #1 receiver, a 31 yr old injured slot receiver. What Mac Jones did in last 5 games was miles worse than Brady did in last 8 games in 2019.

    You want to stick your head out for a coach who didn’t even talk to offensive players during the games? Be my guest.

  14. Read what he said again.

    “Shared responsibility” = “don’t blame everything on me”

    So does “and a key decision needs to be made, Belichick will likely to step in”

  15. Brady 2001 last 5:
    86/139 62% 974 yards 2 tds 5 ints 15 sacks

    Jones 2021 last 5
    84/140 60% 951 yards 6 tds 5 ints 4 sacks

    Mr Lee would have you believe that Jones was “figured out” at the end of the year. Did Brady also get “figured out” at the end of his first year??

  16. That, was Brady’s #1 receiver, a 31 yr old injured slot receiver. What Mac Jones did in last 5 games was miles worse than Brady did in last 8 games in 2019.

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    Brady looked done in 2019 and his last throw was a pick 6 in the playoffs at home. Mac Jones looked like a rookie in his last 5 games.

  17. Brady looked done in 2019 and his last throw was a pick 6 in the playoffs at home.

    And now we know why.

    Yet another reason why Brady will never be admired and respected by all football fans like Peyton Manning and Joe Montana, the REAL GOAT’s of their generations.

  18. Cancerman,

    How is QB able to get yards if his coach doesn’t give him the balls.

    Do you know how many TD Brady had in 44-13 won over Colts? Zero.

    Do you understand the difference between quality and quantity ?

  19. Real Patriots fans should be absolutely livid at Tommy for flirting with an enemy team in the division while he was still a Patriot.

    Tommy was horrible that season and 😂🤣😂🤣 at the fan club who even thinks he deserves the tiniest bit of credit for 12 wins that year. Puts that season in a whole new light. Was he trying to torpedo his team’s season on purpose? Is that really far fetched? Since that news broke this afternoon we can’t say for sure he wasn’t.

    Sneaky and underhanded. As usual Tommy can’t play the game straight up. Probably because he was never good enough. Tainted legacy,

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