Patriots reportedly officially have replacement for Brian Flores

Ryan Hannable
February 06, 2019 - 10:36 am

The Patriots did not waste any time replacing Brian Flores as defensive play caller.

According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will be hired as the next defensive coordinator of the Patriots. He's coached a few current and former Patriots players at Rutgers, and also has helped Bill Belichick over the years with special projects at the NFL combine.

This has been rumored to be happening since Flores reportedly was going to take the Miami head-coaching job.

It will be the third NFL stop for Schiano, who was a Bears assistant in the late 90s and the Buccaneers head coach from 2012-13. He's most known for coaching at Rutgers for 11 years.

With Schiano likely getting the official DC title, the team will need a new linebackers coach, since that was Flores' official title. Keep an eye on coaching assistant DeMarcus Covington for that spot since he worked closely with that group this year.

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