The beard speaks for itself. Matt Patricia is one of the best minds in all of football. He graduated from RPI, where he played football, and received a degree in aeronautical engineering. He has been in the Patriots organization for two Super Bowls (04, 15) and the Defensive Coordinator since 2012. While he became the Defensive Coordinator in 2012, he has been calling defensive plays since since the departure of Pees in 2009. There is no question that someday he will be a head coach, but will it be with the Patriots?
I'd like to think so.
In my opinion, Bill Belichik is the best head coach in the history of the National Football League. He has been the Coach of the Year 3 times (03, 07, 10) and has won 6 Superbowls, 4 as a head coach (01, 03, 04, 15) and 2 as an assistant coach (87, 90). But when will his reign of dominance be over? I mean, after all, Belichik is 63 years old and has been in the league since 1975. Would he want to retire and experience other things in life? Probably not, but the Patriots have to move on at some point and Matt Patricia is the perfect man to be handed the keys of the kingdom.
His defensive schemes speak for themselves and, while the defense has not always been up to par, Patricia has done so much with what he has had, unlike McDaniels. Additionally, Matt Patricia has that "Belichik attitude" to him. He doesn't delve out a lot of information, but, unlike Belichik, is a likable guy. His players love not only playing for him, but the guy himself. Matt Patricia is still only 40 years old, and while many thought that Josh McDaniels was the heir to the throne, my vote is for Patricia.
By Pete Packowski @Pete_BBS