Saturday, December 20, 2014

Patriots assistants may face offseason of choices


The head-coaching vacancy list could approach double digits this coming NFL offseason, and some of those vacancies will come with an additional spot in their respective front offices.

The New England Patriots will will likely be part of that conversation.

Not because Bill Belichick is going anywhere, of course, but because a trio of staff members may be facing interviews and offers from other teams.

As CSNNE's Tom Curran points out, the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons are likely to be in the market for a new leader, and the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins could be in that mix, as well.

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could easily find his way into a couple of those job interview rooms, and growing hype surrounded defensive coordinator Matt Patricia could mean he gets some looks, as well.

Additionally, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio may also field phone calls, as he did least year before turning down the Dolphins gig.

Curran gives a good breakdown of the full situation here.

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