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NBC Boston article- what makes Patricia tick; NYG great fit

FranknWeezer : 1/11/2018 9:16 am
Forgive me if this is already been posted. Hadn’t noticed it before. This was a great article.

He absorbs Belichick’s words like a sponge does water and has heeded his advice on the future --on what’s important, what’s needed to succeed. That means a stable ownership, a GM that shares your same vision, a roster that has has both building blocks and flexibility.

There is also a family element involved. Patricia’s wife is from Massachusetts. Her entire family is rooted here. With three young children, they are an important asset, both with care and as a critical part of the close-knit clan’s lifeblood. Those 18- to 20-hour days that Patricia routinely submits don’t happen without help.

There is no moving the in-laws to parts unknown. It’s why the Giants job might be more attractive than parts of it look on paper. That’s a short flight, or train ride, or -- if push comes to shove -- grabbing the keys and motoring down the Merritt Parkway. The Lions gig isn’t that. The Cardinals opening might as well be on Mars.

“Family is important to him. It should be,” said Ninkovich. “Trust me, when he makes the move, every pro and con will be weighed, analyzed and factored in to the decision.”

Article on Patricia from a “local” perspective - ( New Window )
That was a good read  
Heisenberg : 1/11/2018 9:26 am : link
with the very limited information that I  
PaulBlakeTSU : 1/11/2018 9:52 am : link
(or any of us) have about these guys, my inclination is toward Patricia.

I want a coach who can process a lot of information at once, who can deal with the many variables that arise in a football team week-to-week, and find optimal solutions.

It seems that Patrticia's mathematical/engineering background combined with reports of his eagerness to learn as much as possible and absorb as much information as possible, suit him well for this kind of work.

Schemes are great, and a coach with a great scheme and the right pieces for the scheme can have devaastating results-- see Spags' defense in Super Bowl 42 run. But then in the years that followed, he didn't have those pieces, and he had miserable results with his defense.

I only use Spags as an example. We could also point to Gilbride's complicated deep-pass, WR-option offenses. When we had all the pieces in place, it was incredible. But when our O-Line couldn't protect enough for plays to develop, and we had a carousel at WR due to injury who didn't have enough time/experience/capability to make it work, our offensive was broken.

I would much rather have a coach who doesn't have a set system that he wants to run, because more often than not, it's a lot harder to find the pieces to fit that system.

I would much rather a coach who can see what he has, or what he can get, or where he can find value, and solve the problem of making it work.

That,I think, is what has made coaches like Belichick (and Greg Popovich to a lesser degree), so ahead of the pack.

Boy he really has his people  
Rflairr : 1/11/2018 9:55 am : link
Out there pushing him for this job. Calling in all the favors.. lol
Good article.....  
Simms11 : 1/11/2018 10:15 am : link
and provides a nice in depth view of Patricia. I'm warming to the idea. He doesn't meet all the criteria they are looking for, however, I don't think any of them do. He's very intelligent, is good with players, has extensive coordinator experience and has been on both sides of the ball. Does he have that commanding presence? Not really!, but other then Wilks, I don't think any of them do. He is very similar to BB in many ways, to include the grubby look. If he produces like BB then who cares!
RE: Boy he really has his people  
burtmanjack : 1/11/2018 10:17 am : link
In comment 13782662 Rflairr said:
Out there pushing him for this job. Calling in all the favors.. lol

Reese isn’t going anywhere.
jtfuoco : 1/11/2018 10:20 am : link
reading the profiles of all the coaches that have been interviewed and thinking about it Patricia would be my choice all of the coaches coming in have their own warts or major concerns but I rather try someone who has had success but is not considered a system guy and is know for in game adjustments something this team has seem to be lacking this past year here.
I would be excited by patricia  
idiotsavant : 1/11/2018 10:45 am : link
As HC. Could be good.
Wicked smaht and works hahd and pisah with people...  
trueblueinpw : 1/11/2018 11:37 am : link
What’s not to like? Seems like a much better fit than McDaniels. McD seems like a rod and I can’t ignore his spectacular flame out in Denver. Wilks maybe okay too but I don’t like the coaching from the skybox thing; to a dealbreaker but I like my D-cos on the sidelines.
Let's just hope Mara doesn't make him shave his beard  
FranknWeezer : 1/11/2018 12:10 pm : link
b/c apparently he looks like a teenager underneath that thing.

Giantslifer : 1/11/2018 2:35 pm : link
As long as he brings all the evil secrets and "playbook" . Hire him
Does a Patricia hire  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 1/11/2018 3:06 pm : link
make a 3-4 switch a forgone conclusion?
RE: Does a Patricia hire  
LauderdaleMatty : 1/11/2018 3:30 pm : link
In comment 13783338 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
make a 3-4 switch a forgone conclusion?

Why would he? They run a hybrid up there. I think that's the best course for an NFL D. Too many coaches get married to their scheme.
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