With the New England Patriots parting ways with Bill Belichick last month as head coach, there were some discussions on what would happen with his two sons, Steve and Brian, who were on his coaching staff for years.
Steve Belichick was hired to be the new defensive coordinator at the University of Washington earlier this week. As for Brian Belichick, the youngest son of the former Patriots head coach, he will be staying in New England as the safeties coach, according to ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss.
Patriots News: One Belichick Remaining on the Coaching Staff
Belichick has been the safeties coach in New England for the last four seasons and spent nine years overall with the organization. According to Reiss, new Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo gave both of Belichick’s sons a chance to stay with the organization.
Brian Belichick has worked his way up through the Patriots’ organization, starting as a scouting assistant in 2016 before advancing to a coaching assistant from 2017-2019.
New England got tremendous production from their starting safeties this season, as Kyle Dugger had 109 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, six tackles for loss, five quarterback hits, two interceptions, and 1.5 sacks.
Meanwhile, Jabril Peppers produced 78 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, five tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, two interceptions, and a sack. With the Patriots having a lot of coaching changes to start the Mayo era, it’s good to see there will be some familiarity as New England looks to get back on track next season.
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