Dante Scarnecchia gives massive endorsement for Pats' new OL coach

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New England Patriots' offensive line coach Adrian Klemm already has the approval of former Pats' coaching great Dante Scarnecchia. This is probably some of the highest praise that Klemm, a former player under Scarnecchia, could have gotten.

After Scarnecchia's retirement a few years ago, the Patriots haven't really been able to find a competent solution with their offensive line coach. The team has tried and failed many options, but seem to have landed on a good one in Adrian Klemm, who played for the Patriots previously and has made a name for himself as a rising star in the coaching world.

That also seems to be the opinion held by Scarnecchia, who held a few roles with the Pats, but is most known for his tenure as the team's OL coach, which he held beginning in 1999 and ending after the 2019 season.

Here's what Scar had to say about Adrian Klemm, who has a massively important job this season:

"“Adrian went into coaching right after he got done playing. I think he’s had a really good career in college,” Scarnecchia told the 6 Rings and Football Things podcast last week.

“I remember I went out to work out a player at UCLA, and Adrian was the offensive line coach. I sat at a distance and watched him coach the whole practice. He’s a detailed guy. He’s tough. He doesn’t have much patience for guys that aren’t working hard. I was really impressed with the way he went about his business.”"

Dante Scarnecchia

Klemm has done most of his coaching in the college ranks, but did serve as the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant OL coach from 2019-2020 and was their OL coach in 2021. He spent the 2022 season at Oregon as their AHC, run game coordinator, and OL coach. His coaching career began at SMU back in 2008, shortly after the end of his playing career, which included three Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.

Klemm seems like a logical and easy fit for the Pats, and I got the same impression with the Bill O'Brien hire as well. We'll see how each addition ends up working out soon.