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Patriots seek offensive coordinator

We are active on the side of New England. The Patriots announced Thursday that they will be interviewing for their position as offensive coordinator.

A sweet way of saying that Matt Patricia and Joe Judge will no longer be in charge of the attack in the future, but, obviously, without firing them. It was Patricia who was in charge of play calls this year. The Patriots finished at the bottom of the rankings in many statistical categories, including efficiency in the red zone (32nd), efficiency on 3rd attempt (27th), number of first downs (28th). They scored just 31 touchdowns, down from 48 last season.

Patricia never officially held the title of offensive coordinator, which was one of the originalities of the situation in New England, but it is also what makes it possible not to officially dismiss him from the position and reassign him to another position. in the staff.

Among the candidates would be Bill O’Brien, a former member of the house.

On defense, things are much better, as the Patriots have announced that they have begun to negotiate a contract extension with Jerod Mayo, their linebacking coach, who is starting to be coveted by other teams for a more prestigious position. The Browns approached him for their defensive coordinator job and Carolina even interviewed him for the head coach job. Mayo could therefore take advantage of this to obtain a nice promotion.

Atlanta for an AFC Chiefs–Bills final

The NFL has decided. After the cancellation of the match between the Bengals and the Chiefs, the Bills had lost the opportunity to pass Kansas City, and therefore play at home a potential conference final against Andy Reid’s players.

The league decided that a potential Chiefs-Bengals would be played on neutral ground at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Jalen Hurts fears he’s not 100%: ‘Lucky there’s a week off’

The Eagles are not playing this weekend, thanks to their No. 1 status in the NFC. An important interlude to rest organisms at the end of the season, especially since Jalen Hurts (QB) still suffering from the shoulder.

“It’s a good thing there’s a week off,” Hurts said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.

A good thing, but not necessarily such good news for Philadelphia. Because Hurst would not have ruled out not being 100% next week.

“I have already played injured”, he however tried to reassure.

Coachs, coachs, coachs

– From Tuesday on, Sean Payton will be officially available for interviews. And the Broncos are not going to waste their time. According to ESPN, Denver will meet with the former Saints coach on day one for an interview about the head coaching job. He won’t be the only one in the running, because Raheem Morris (DC, Chargers) will also meet the Broncos.

– Jim Irsay announced that the Colts interviewed for a job Eric Bieniemy (OC, Colts).

DeMeco Ryans (DC, 49ers) is requested. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Panthers and Cardinals have asked to interview the 38-year-old for the head coaching position.

– The Texans have requested an interview with Thomas BrownSean McVay’s assistant with the Rams (NFL Network).

– The Cardinals are doing their shopping. Ian Cunningham (assistant general manager, Bears) had an interview for the position of general manager (NFL Media), and requested to meet Joe Hortiz (assistant au personnel, Ravens) according to ESPN. During this time, Vance Joseph (DC) will meet with its leaders for the position of head coach (ESPN).

– The Jets have decided to part ways with their offensive line coach John Benton.

injuries

Mike Williams (WR, Chargers) has still not trained this Thursday in the last practice of the week, due to his back injury. His participation is listed as uncertain.

– Absent from the last two games due to shoulder pain, Carlton Davis (CB, Buccaneers) will be ready for the first round of the playoffs. It was his coach who announced it to the press.

– Ryan Neal (S, Seahawks) will be able to play Saturday against the 49ers. He is no longer on the franchise injury report.

Raheem Mostert (RB, Dolphins) did not train, unlike Bradley Chubb (DE).

Isaiah McKenzie (WR, Bills) missed Thursday’s practice. He is still bothered by pain in his hamstring.

Limited to practice Thursday: Tyron Smith (OT, Cowboys, knee), Evan Neal (RT, Giants, ankle)

They are placed on the injured list and will miss at least 4 games:

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The main signatures of the day: Cole Beasley (WR, Bills)

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And bref

– According to Front Office Sports, Amazon will have to offer compensation to Thursday night advertisers. Amazon had predicted an audience of 11 million viewers after hoping for 12.5 million pairs of eyes, but an independent firm determined that “only” 9.6 million viewers watched these matches on average.

Owner calls quarterback ‘missing piece’ for Jets

Zach Wilson, Mike White, Joe Flacco… the quarterbacks have chained themselves this season in the AFC franchise in New York, without giving satisfaction. And Zach Wilson’s credit seems to have dwindled. The words of franchise owner Woody Johnson should not reassure him.

“We have a lot of potential, it’s very frustrating,” Johnson told media on Thursday.

“He had a difficult year, for sure, but I remain confident,” he said of Zach Wilson, before being much less optimistic for his future by declaring himself “absolutely open” to the arrival of a star quarterback. “That’s the missing piece,” Johnson concluded.

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