There’s a lot of questions about how the New England Patriots’ offense will look next season with the departure of Josh McDaniels, and apparently there’s a lot of concern, but with just the media but with players too.
Greg Bedard of BostonSportsJournal.com said this week that there are players on the Patriots’ roster who are “alarmed” about the direction of the team’s offense. More specifically, there are people who were baffled by the comments offensive assistant Joe Judge made earlier this week:
Judge, who was fired as the head coach of the New York Giants after last season, has returned to New England. He served as an assistant on Bill Belichick’s staff for eight years prior to landing the Giants job. He was mostly a special teams coach, but Belichick added wide receivers coach to his title the season before Judge was hired by the Giants.
While the Patriots have not named a new offensive coordinator (at least publicly), Judge told reporters on Tuesday that he will be working closely with Mac Jones. He shared some of his plan to help the second-year quarterback develop.
Judge also spoke at length about how all offensive coaches need to be able to coach all skill-position players. Bedard found those remarks to be puzzling.
Joe Judge was fired as the head coach of the New York Giants, where he oversaw one of the worst ranked offenses in the NFL over the two years he was there. If things start slow in New England, rest assure Patriots fans will be questioning Belichick’s decision to bring back Judge.