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Matt Patricia seems to have edge as Patriots’ play-caller

It appears to be like like Matt Patricia has the benefit within the Patriots’ play-calling competitors.

In his battle with former Giants coach Joe Judge, Patricia known as the performs in New England’s second preseason sport, a 20-10 win over the Panthers, after the 2 former head coaches shared the duties within the first sport.

Matt Patricia, left, and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick look on during a preseason game against the Panthers at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 19, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Matt Patricia, left, and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick look on throughout a preseason sport in opposition to the Panthers.
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Patriots offensive assistant coach Joe Judge takes part in drills at the team's practice facility in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
Patriots offensive assistant coach Joe Judge takes half in drills on the workforce’s observe facility in May.
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In the opener, Patricia — the workforce’s senior soccer advisor/offensive line coach — and Judge every known as performs in opposition to the Giants. But on Friday, Patricia was the one making the requires all three quarterbacks: Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer and Bailey Zappe. Judge is the Patriots’ quarterbacks coach.

Coach Bill Belichick has stated utilizing each coaches to name performs is part of the “process” after final year’s play-caller and offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, left to take the head-coaching position with the Raiders.

“[Patricia is] really starting to get a feel for it,” Jones advised reporters. “He’s one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever been around in terms of football knowledge.”

What which means for Judge within the competitors is unsure. He nonetheless might find yourself calling performs within the Patriots’ final preseason sport in opposition to the Raiders subsequent Friday. Belichick, recognized for hardly ever offering solutions of substance, remained imprecise on the scenario after the sport.

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