Chad O’Shea A Candidate To Be Next Patriots OC?

With the departure of Josh McDaniels to Indianapolis imminent, the team will be in search of its first offensive coordinator since McDaniels took the job in 2012. In a piece detailing the transition Tom Brady will have to make, NBC Sports’ Tom E. Curran writes that receivers coach Chad O’Shea is a potential candidate to assume the role. Chad O'Shea (vertical)

If the team decides to go the in-house route, O’Shea appears to be the obvious candidate. A former college quarterback, O’Shea has served as an assistant or coach since 2003 with the last eight seasons coming with New England. He also currently serves as the team’s red zone coordinator, so his hands are all over the offense.

O’Shea also has previous, albeit limited, game-calling experience. He assumed the role in New England’s final preseason game against the Giants, a 40-38 loss. In the game, third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns.

Under O’Shea’s direction, Wes Welker and Julian Edelman both cracked 100 catches in a season. In 2017, Brandin Cooks recorded his third consecutive 1,000-yard campaign in his first season with the Patriots, and Danny Amendola registered 61 receptions.


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    • eli_b_wcl

      After what happened with the 49ers, I doubt he’ll ever get a shot in the NFL ever again.

      • TJECK109

        That was as a HC not as a coordinator and there is no way he’d leave a gig at UCLA paying millions to be a coordinator in the NFL.

    • Turk Murpson

      I like Chip but I don’t think so. Kelly would run the crazy up tempo with Brady for sure, but I’ll be shocked if the Pats don’t stay in house. I’ll ask you this.

      After seeing Kelly in PHI , how his offensive game plans weren’t effective, and his lack of ability to adapt on the fly hurt him. What makes you think he would succeed with NE, who game plans an entire new scheme every week and thrives though in game adjustments? Again I like the guy and I know he’s friends with B.B., but I just don’t see it.

      Nick Saban is his buddy too. Can he replace Matt Patricia?

  1. madmanTX

    What the Patsies need is a perfect candidate name like, Cheaty McCheatface. Or would that be too confusing with Bill Bellicheat?

  2. BucSox

    And if he doesn’t work out I am sure there will be a job for him at Kevin O’Shea Chevrolet.

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