The hits keep on coming to the Pats coaching staff, as they lost another solid assistant coach yesterday, in George Godsey. Godsey, the team’s tight ends coach, is off to Houston, where he will be Bill O’Brien’s new quarterbacks coach.
This is the third positional coaching change this offseason for New England, as they have lost their linebackers coach, offensive line coach, and now the leader of the tight ends. I am sure that Bill Belichick has already put in a plan to replace all of the, but it will definitely be tough for the team to adjust, in 2014.
While we’re on the subject of assistant coaches leaving, it was reported last night that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is ‘still in the mix’ for the Browns head coaching position, which would be another big loss for the Pats. The news was first reported by Tony Grossi, of ESPNCleveland.com. However 40 minutes later, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted out that McDaniels was not ‘back in the mix’, which would obviously be great news for New England fans.
The offseason is usually thought to be a time of change for the players, but as we have seen in the first week of the New England Patriots’ offseason, the coaching staffs are also subject to change. Hopefully this is the last we will hear of changes within the Patriots coaching staff, specifically McDaniels, as we would like to see him stay in Foxboro.