Bye week means job search for Patriots assistant coaches

  • Bye week means job search for Patriots assistant coaches

Bye week means job search for Patriots assistant coaches

The Colts fired head coach Chuck Pagano yesterday, and they have moved quickly to try to fill his vacancy.

And though they were considering waiting until 2018 to interview more GM candidates, they hired Gettleman knowing he was their guy and knowing that many coach firings were coming across the National Football League to create a competitive coaching market. Patricia is a favorite to become Detroit's new head coach because Lions general manager Bob Quinn spent 16 years with the Patriots organization before he was hired as the Lions GM in 2016.

Patricia, New England's defensive coordinator since 2012 and a Patriots assistant since 2004, has been mentioned as a candidate for the Giants and Lions.

He was a defensive assistant for the team for two seasons and has worked as OC and quarterbacks coach for the team in two separate stints. They are looking for a coach to replace Ben McAdoo, who was sacked last month, along with general manager Jerry Reese. The Oakland Raiders fired Jack del Rio.

With five Super Bowl rings from his time with the New England Patriots, McDaniels knows a little something about success and what it takes to reach the pinnacle.

The coaching search officially began Sunday evening when owner Jim Irsay fired Pagano after the Colts' 22-13 win over the Houston Texans.

Meanwhile, Patricia has slowly climbed the ranks of potential head coaches.

However, McDaniels had a largely unsuccessful run with the Broncos and lasted just two seasons in the Mile High City.

McDaniels, 41, is arguably the most attractive candidate if he wants to leave New England.

Patricia also has a little versatility on his resume, having coached multiple different positional units, including offensive line, linebackers and safeties.

Over the last six seasons with McDaniels as offensive coordinator, the Patriots have yet to finish below fourth in points per game.