New England Patriots may be considering adding Deion Branch, Troy Brown and/or Kevin Faulk to the coaching staff
The New England Patriots may be getting the gang back together this offseason. Although, this time around it will be on the coaching staff and not on the field.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Patriots may be considering adding Deion Branch, Troy Brown, and Kevin Faulk to the coaching staff. This comes after Mike Reiss from ESPN reported that the former Patriots players were helping run drills this spring.
Of course, the trio of former players played together to win two Super Bowls together and eight Super Bowls all together. Bill Belichick has seen a ton of his former players land coaching gigs throughout the league.
Most notably, guys like Mike Vrabel and Kliff Kingsbury have found themselves in situations as head coaches of NFL teams. This offseason, Belichick has brought in Jerod Mayo to help with the defense and could groom him into being the defensive play caller.
The list goes on and on of former Patriots players like Kevin O’Connell, Wes Welker, Larry Izzo, Andre Carter, and others. Now, Branch, Brown, and Faulk may be getting their feet wet in the coaching department this offseason.
Currently, New England’s special teams coach—Joe Judge—is also the wide receivers coach. When Judge is working with special teams, the Patriots will need someone to work with the wideouts. In turn, that leaves a role for either Branch or Brown or both.
The running backs could also take some tips from Faulk who was able to play all 13 of his seasons in the NFL with New England. Undoubtedly, guys like Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, and Damien Harris could learn a few things from the former Patriots running back.