Greg Schiano’s brief time as the Patriots’ defensive coordinator ended with a pair of vaguely-worded statements from the former Bucs and Rutgers head coach and Bill Belichick himself Thursday.
While the team’s coaching staff is obviously more populated than we know of at the moment, their comically blank defensive staff page on Thursday night (with only a picture of Steve Belichick, the team’s safeties coach) did serve as a fitting symbol for an offseason of change.
Not only is Rob Gronkowski gone, but so are a slew of familiar faces on the coaching staff. Brian Flores is the new head coach of the Dolphins, and pulled Chad O’Shea (offensive coordinator), Josh Boyer (cornerbacks, defensive passing game coordinator) and Jerry Schuplinski (assistant QBs) with him. Brendan Daly, their defensive line coach, recently took the same job in Kansas City.