By Kenneth Teape
Recent New England Patriots rumors involve developments of the coaching staff, which could see some big changes for 2018.
New England Patriots rumors are about to pick up with the 2017 NFL season not officially over. The Patriots, along with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, will now begin their offseasons like the other 30 teams in the NFL have already begun.
The Patriots will have a busy offseason ahead of them. They have multiple key players that are set to become free agents, so there will be some overhauling of the roster. Where they could see the biggest changes is on the coaching staff.
The Patriots look like they will need to hire new coordinators on both sides of the ball for 2018. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will be taking over the head coaching vacancy with the Detroit Lions.
The move was made official this afternoon.
Patricia had been with the Patriots since 2004 and their defensive coordinator since 2012. The current general manager of the Lions, Bob Quinn, was a part of the Patriots organization for 11 overlapping years with Patricia.
He will bring his defensive expertise and winning pedigree with him from New England, something the people in Detroit are hoping carry over. Detroit hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1991 season, but Patricia is inheriting a solid team led by quarterback Matthew...