New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick doesn’t plan on hiring a defensive coordinator to replace Dean Pees.
Belichick told Patriots.com Friday he plans on taking a bigger role in the team’s defense and will split other duties among his defensive assistants. He also said he doesn’t plan on naming an offensive coordinator.
“Titles are fine, nothing wrong with them,” Belichick said, “but the most important thing is each person’s role, that we do everything we can to help the players succeed – everyone collectively getting the job done.”
Josh Boyer, Matt Patricia, Pepper Johnson and Pat Graham remain from last year’s defensive coaching staff. Corwin Brown, a former Patriots safety, has joined the team to coach the defensive backs along with Boyer.
Quarterbacks Coach Bill O’Brien, who oversaw the offensive play calling last season, will remain in that position.