Report: Matt Patricia expected to be Patriots’ de facto offensive coordinator

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Matt Patricia is expected to serve as the New England Patriots’ de facto offensive coordinator and play-caller, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.

Patricia, the team’s offensive line coach, has served as the play-caller for most of the team’s 11-on-11 drills, with quarterbacks coach Joe Judge relaying plays in 7-on-7 drills. Head coach Bill Belichick has lent a hand in both settings — and has sometimes even relayed the plays himself.

Patricia said the plays have mostly been scripted ahead of time as the team installs a new offense this offseason. The entire offensive staff has worked together to formulate that script. And though New England is working through a unique offensive coaching structure to start training camp, the Patriots are likely to lean more and more on Patricia as their de facto offensive coordinator.

Patricia was a senior adviser for the Patriots in 2021 after serving as the Detroit Lions coach from 2018 to 2020. Before that, he was New England’s defensive coordinator and play-caller from 2012 to 2017.

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