Posts Tagged ‘Coaches’

Is Josh McDaniels the “Coach in Waiting” in New England?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Josh McDaniels Patriots Belichick

Will Josh McDaniels take over for Bill Belichick someday? (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer Joon Lee

The big, long-term Patriots news was that Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels would not be interviewing for any head coaching jobs this offseason. McDaniels had been linked to the Cleveland Browns head coaching jobs earlier in the week and was likely going to interview for multiple head coaching jobs this offseason.

Now this is all purely speculation, but the idea was brought up today on Felger and Mazz that the reason McDaniels did not want to interview for any jobs was because Belichick would be retiring in the next couple of years.


Musket Blasts: Patriots and NFL Draft Links, 8/15

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Brandon Spikes Patriots

Brandon Spikes loves the Discovery Channel. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.


Patriots vs Chiefs: A Classy Reunion

Sunday, November 20th, 2011
Rome Crennel Patriots Chiefs

Romeo Crennel is just one of links between New England and Kansas City. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

Back when making their Monday Night Football schedule, I’d imagine these were ESPN’s thoughts:

“Oh boy, we’ve got Cassel vs. Brady, Pioli, Crennel and Haley vs. Belichick. Two playoff teams! Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry! This game’s gonna be an instant classic. HUGE ratings!”

ESPN’s thoughts now: “Aw shoot.”

As we get ready for Tyler Palko, Jackie Battle and Jon McGraw to come into Foxboro on Monday night, here are some of my thoughts leading into the game:


Patriots vs Steelers: Keys to Defeat

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Patriots lose to Steelers

The Patriots will need to come together as a defensive unit to salvage their hopes for another Superbowl run.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

Even the most optimistic Patriots fans out there have to notice the holes in this team at this point, right? I’m a pretty even keeled sports fan.

Through years of talking to sports fans (typically Boston sports fans), there’s nothing I hate more than the “sky is falling” sports fan who immediately wants to blow up the team, blow up the coaching staff, etc. etc. after a big loss.

That being said, this 2011 Patriots team has some major issues.


Patriots vs Cowboys: Keys to Victory

Monday, October 17th, 2011
Rob Ryan Patriots

Hopefully, the Patriots won't see "The Sheepdog" for a long time.

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

It was a great game, but I’m definitely hoping we don’t have to see Rob Ryan again until next season when he’s a head coach somewhere.

All in all, it was vintage Tom Brady and vintage Patriots. Sometimes games aren’t easy and I think it’s good for a team to have to go through some adversity. Brady wasn’t playing at his best against Dallas, but it was really nice to see the defense bail him out, rather than vice versa.



Friday, June 18th, 2010
Three Amazing Coaches

Who will be trying to fill Weis' and Crennel's shoes in 2010?

Think back to February of 2005. Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, and Bill Belichick gathered in a celebratory embrace.  A knowing look reveals that this will be the last time that all three of them will be on the same staff.


Dean Pees Steps Down as Defensive Coordinator

Friday, January 15th, 2010

After four seasons at the helm of the Patriots defense, defensive coordinator Dean Pees will join former Patriots Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi on the sidelines. Pees’ retirement comes just 5 days after a 33-14 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the NFL Playoffs.

Speculation abounds as to who will replace Pees as the Patriot’s defensive coordinator next year. Many outside names, such as Rob Ryan and Dick Jauron have surfaced, as well as internal hires Mike Patricia (LB Coach) and Pepper Johnson (DL Coach).

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