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Reiss: Dante Scarnechhia in talks to return to Patriots coaching staff in 2016

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The New England Patriots could be bringing back a coaching legend to help re-tool their offensive line.

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After letting go of offensive line coach Dave DuGuglielmo following his unit’s disastrous performance in the AFC title game, the Patriots could be bringing back a coaching legend: Dante Scarnecchia. Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports:

Scarnecchia, 67, had coaching stints with the Patriots from 1982-1988 and 1991-2013. Even after retiring in the summer of 2014, his presence was still felt by the team as he helped New England in the pre-draft process. Reiss has not said what the capacity or role that Scarnecchia would return to, but any role would be a significant boost for the Patriots.

As the Patriots look to re-tool an offensive line that struggled throughout most of the second half of 2015, bringing back one of the greatest position coaches of all-time wouldn’t be such a bad thing.