Julian Edelman’s Patriots Christmas Wish List: ‘Offensive-Minded’ Belichick Successor

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Former Patriots player Julian Edelman ‘Offensive-Minded’ Belichick Successor Julian Edelman wants the New England Patriots to follow this trend in the National Football League when they make their next head coaching choice. This is on Edelman’s Christmas wish list.

Despite the fact that the New England Patriots are having their worst season since 1993, the rumors and speculation that surround head coach Bill Belichick continue to circulate. As to how and when the Patriots will part ways with the person who has been the architect of their nearly two-decade-long dynasty, it is currently unknown.

It is becoming increasingly likely that the Patriots will have a new coach on their sidelines for the upcoming season, marking the first time in twenty-four years that this has occurred. And despite the fact that this idea would have been inconceivable just five years ago, many people are beginning to accept it, even Julian Edelman, who was a star receiver in the past.

Julian Edelman’s Patriots Christmas Wish List: ‘Offensive-Minded’ Belichick Successor

Edelman stated, “I mean, I think it’s a reality that’s going to come,” in reference to the possibility of Belichick being fired during an interview that took place on the “Pardon My Take” podcast hosted by Barstool Magazine. “I won’t believe it until it’s finished, but when the media starts getting on this and talking about it, whenever there’s smoke, there’s fire,” the speaker said. I only hope that everything is handled appropriately, as if it were handled by professionals, because Bill is a significant contributor to the success that we had.
The second question that arises as a result of this is: who should the Patriots hire to take over for the famous coach and de facto general manager they now have?

According to Edelman, “If I were to go that route of hiring a coach, with the (draft) pick that they are probably going to have, I would probably want to have a guy who is thinking offensively.” This is one of the things that the league is planning to do.

Imagine for a moment that the Patriots decide to follow Edelman’s recommendation. If this is the case, then the pool of potential candidates will be narrowed down, and it may include the current coach of the Tennessee Titans, Mike Vrabel. Vrabel, despite the fact that he does not appear to be in a position of authority in Nashville, is being mentioned as a dream replacement for Belichick, along with Jerod Mayo, who is currently the coach of the Patriots’ inside linebackers.
On the other hand, even if Vrabel and Mayo are not considered for the position, it is difficult to argue against the former Patriots receiver. The Patriots offense has experienced a significant decline under the direction of coordinator Bill O’Brien, which has been a significant contributor to the team’s catastrophic season.

Julian Edelman’s Patriots Christmas Wish List: ‘Offensive-Minded’ Belichick Successor

The terrible offense of the Patriots is currently ranked lowest in terms of points per game at 13.3, while it is ranked 28th in terms of yards per game and 29th in terms of third-down conversion rate. There are only three games left in the regular season schedule. During the current season, the Patriots have only won one of their four games in which their opponents have scored ten points or fewer. If it does not indicate that they are losing football, then it is not a good sign.

Although a change in play-caller and/or strategy will not address the offensive troubles that the Patriots are experiencing, and O’Brien does not deserve all of the responsibility, the Patriots could benefit from hiring a coach who is familiar with that side of the ball in order to gain a head start on their impending comeback.

 


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