The Patriots overhaul of the coaching staff continued this week with a couple more additions to the group generating news. The most recent came directly from the source as former linebacker Jerod Mayo took to Instagram to inform us that he accepted a position on Bill Belichick’s coaching staff.
Reports indicate Mayo will be working with linebackers, which makes sense considering he often viewed as a coach on the field when he played that position from 2008-15 in New England, so much so that some of his teammates used to jokingly refer to him as “Little Bill.”
Mayo will work under new defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, who replaced the departed Brian Flores. Flores left to become head coach in Miami, with cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer joining him. Defensive line coach Brendan Daly also left the organization, opting to join the staff in Kansas City.
Having a former player as experienced as Mayo is with the Patriots defense should help mitigate the coaching losses on that side of the ball.
In addition to Mayo, the Boston Herald reported that Bob Fraser has also been added to the Patriots staff. Fraser was an assistant under Schiano from 2006-11 at Rutgers and coached linebackers under Schiano in Tampa from 2012-13.