According to ESPN (Lies), the New England Patriots are in discussions with old friend, and former offensive line coach, Dante Scarnecchia. Scarnecchia, who coached 32 seasons in the NFL, and 30 of them with the Patriots, is said to be in serious negotiations to man his old position.
Although Scarnecchia retired in 2013, according to Mike Reiss, there is a "good chance" he comes back in 2016. While he was officially listed as "retired," Scarnecchia has been no stranger to the Patriots organization since his departure. Over the last two seasons, Scarnecchia was frequently seen with the Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, primarily consulting as a pre-draft evaluator.
If the news is true and Scarnecchia is indeed back, this is a HUGE win for the New England Patriots. Over the years, Scarnecchia established himself as one of, if not the, best offensive line coaches in the NFL.
The familiarity and knowledge he will bring to a young offensive line is invaluable. Hopefully this is just a preview of things to come, as the Patriots continue to load up for the 2016 season. After last night's debacle between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, there does not look to be one dominant team in the NFL. The Patriots could easily be that team if they add just a few more pieces.
Go Red Sox
By Pete Packowski