Devin McCourty was not a fan of Matt Patricia’s ‘experiment’ as Patriots’ offensive play caller


“That wasn’t a superb factor. There was nothing good about that.”

New England Patriots Matt Patricia senior football advisor/offensive line before they play the Baltimore Ravens during NFL action at Gillette Stadium.
Matt Patricia’s quick tenure with the Patriots offense was a catastrophe. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Workers

Devin McCourty achieved loads of success on the sector with Matt Patricia as his defensive coordinator.

However even a former captain in McCourty couldn’t chew his tongue when it got here to Patricia’s ill-fated change over to the Patriots’ offensive personnel throughout the 2022 season.

An extended-time defensive coach within the NFL ranks (together with an prolonged stretch as New England’s DC from 2012-17), Patricia served as New England’s de-facto offensive coordinator final season.

His quick tenure as New England’s offensive play-caller was nothing wanting a catastrophe, with each Patrica and Joe Decide implementing a simplified — and nonetheless dysfunctional — offense that sapped any momentum from Mac Jones’s Professional-Bowl rookie season.

Talking on Wednesday throughout a radio spot with WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Present,” McCourty acknowledged what many have already gleaned from Patricia’s lone season working offense — it was an outright failure. 

“That wasn’t a superb factor. There was nothing good about that,” McCourty mentioned of Patricia working the offense. “I feel lots of people discuss in regards to the season, however from coaching camp, there was nothing good about that.”

Throughout Patricia’s lone season working New England’s offense, the Patriots ranked sixteenth within the NFL in factors per recreation (21.4) and twentieth in passing yards per contest (208.0).

Their red-zone offense cratered, with New England rating final within the league with a 42.2 % landing proportion after bringing the ball throughout the 20-yard line.

“He’s a very good soccer coach and a defensive thoughts, and that’s what he’s,” McCourty mentioned of Patricia. “That’s the place he’s made his dwelling within the NFL. So, he’s gonna get again to doing that [in Philadelphia]. … However yeah, I feel everyone in New England and even Matty P is glad that complete experiment is over, and he’s again to doing what he loves doing, teaching ball and speaking protection.”

Jones took the brunt of the punishment in Patricia’s offense final season, ending his second 12 months within the NFL ranks with simply 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over 14 complete video games.

However on Tuesday, Jones took the excessive highway on WEEI when requested about his relationship with the previous Patriots coach. 

“Coach Patricia is a great man and I’ve lots of respect for him,” Jones mentioned. “Actually loved really working with him. We put in lots of hours collectively. Undoubtedly shot him a textual content when he headed up there. I want him nothing however the most effective. I actually do respect him. I’ve lots of good occasions with him, too.”