Another Patriots coach will join Joe Judge‘s Giants staff. Big Blue will bring in Bret Bielema, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter).
It is not yet known what role the former Wisconsin and Arkansas head coach will play, but he will join a few ex-Patriots colleagues on Judge’s staff. Bielema was one of the Patriots’ more experienced assistants this past season, serving as New England’s defensive line coach.
The Giants made Dolphins defensive coordinator Patrick Graham as their defensive coordinator, but Bielema was under consideration for New York’s DC role. This hire then could well be for the team’s D-line coach position.
Wisconsin’s head coach from 2006-12 and Arkansas’ from 2013-17, Bielema joined Bill Belichick‘s staff as a consultant in 2018. When Brian Flores brought a few Pats assistants with him to Miami, Bielema became a position coach in New England. The 50-year-old coach served as an experienced assistant on a staff full of younger minds.
Bielema joins Judge, Graham and quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski as ex-Patriots coaches on the 2020 Giants staff. The Giants have also interviewed ex-Pats coach (and recently dismissed Dolphins OC) Chad O’Shea and former New England offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo.
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