It is well known throughout the NFL that the Patriots are very frugal when it comes to paying their players and assistants. When a coach or player finally develops or begins to flourish in this system, surprise, surprise the Patriots play hard ball in terms of salary. Can't the Patriots for once sign one of their own to a long term deal? Letting players walk or enacting the franchise tag certainly hasn't been working. So is it really any surprise that the Patriots divorce rate with coaches and players seems to be way above the NFL average. Have our beloved Pats become the Liz Taylor of football? Ok, perhaps I am being a bit sarcastic but I think you get my point.
With free agency just weeks away will players line up to play under the tutelage of Bill O'Brien for the offense and (insert random name here) on defense. Is it not more likely that a free agent would like to play under a system that has been in place for a couple years and is stable so that he may thrive under it? I believe that the constant turnover of coordinators is finally going to catch up with this team. What does it say about a team that cannot hold onto its assistants or chooses not to? Now I understand that Bill loves to promote from within, which is smart, cost efficient and shows that if you are loyal your time will come. At the same time, with the constant turnover comes great responsibility from assistants who are thrust onto the stage before truly being ready. The question I have is if this continues, who in their right mind would want to sign with the Patriots?