Report: Patriots Make Decision on Defensive Coordinator
BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots watches his team play the Buffalo Bills during the first half at New Era Field on October 30, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
The New England Patriots have finally made a decision on who will replace Matt Patricia, and that person is no one.
According to a report by Yahoo Sports, the team will not have an officially named defensive coordinator and that linebackers coach Brian Flores will be the one calling the plays.
Flores has been with the Patriots organization since 2004 assuming many roles such as pro scout, defensive assistant, safeties coach, and most recently linebackers coach.
players who have played under him like linebacker Kyle Van Noy have had nothing but great things to say about the 37-year old coach.
“[Coach Flores], he’s an amazing coach,”Van Noy said. “He’s hungry. He’s talented. He knows how to teach. He does a really good job of getting the most out of you. Whether you like it or not, he gets it out of you. It’s awesome to be around a coach that always wants the best for you. That makes you want to play harder for him.”
The league’s fiscal year begins in just more than a week on Mar.14.