May 30, 2024

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It appears that there is a front-runner for the Patriots’ offensive coordinator position.

According to the NFL Network, Jerod Mayo will conduct an in-person interview with Rams tight end coach Nick Caley on Sunday for the post of offensive play-caller. This is Caley’s second interview with the Patriots, having interviewed digitally this week.This is also the first known in-person interview and second interview for any of the Patriots’ offensive coordinator candidates. The Patriots’ interest in Caley isn’t surprising. From 2015 to 22, the 41-year-old was on the Patriots’ coaching staff. He began as an offensive assistant before being elevated to tight ends coach in 2017, staying in New England until 2022.

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This is also the first known in-person interview and second interview for any of the Patriots’ offensive coordinator candidates. The Patriots’ interest in Caley isn’t surprising. From 2015 to 22, the 41-year-old was on the Patriots’ coaching staff. He began as an offensive assistant before being elevated to tight ends coach in 2017, staying in New England until 2022.

Caley rose to prominence as a coordinator contender last summer. He was the only assistant coach on the Patriots’ staff to interview for the offensive coordinator position, which went to Bill O’Brien. Caley also interviewed with the Houston Texans and New York Jets for offensive coordinator positions.

Caley eventually moved to Los Angeles and joined Sean McVay’s staff. His experience with the former Patriots offense, as well as his work with the Rams scheme, make him an intriguing candidate. Caley was well-regarded throughout his eight seasons as an assistant coach in New England.

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Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network included Caley on his list of future head coaches this autumn. He had previously worked for the Patriots and had been there for years. In 2022, Josh McDaniels stated that Caley has a bright future in the NFL.”Nick’s players are always well-prepared,” McDaniels noted upon taking over as Raiders coach. “He’s a great teacher. He is a motivator. You never have to ask him to work harder.

The list also includes Rams passing game coordinator Zac Robinson, Bengals quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher (promoted to Cincinnati), former Seattle offensive coordinator Shane Waldron (hired by Chicago), Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson, former Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown, and Lions passing game coordinator Tanner Engstrand.

There is a similar theme in that list. Caley, Robinson, Waldron, and Brown all served on McVay’s coaching staff. Pitcher and Johnson worked on McVay’s coaching staff.The similarities suggest that the Patriots will switch to a West Coast-style approach.

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