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Patriots Officially Announce 2016 Coaching Staff

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Today, New England announced which coach will coach which position.

After falling short of repeating as Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots made quite a few changes to both their roster and their coaching staff this offseason. The biggest off field changes were probably moving on from offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and letting linebackers coach Patrick Graham join the New York Giants.

Both moves left considerable holes in New England's coaching staff. Holes, that have already been filled as evidenced by the team officially announcing its 2016 coaching staff today. The unit looks as follows:

Head coach: Bill Belichick

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach: Josh McDaniels

Assistant quarterbacks coach: Jerry Schuplinski

Running backs coach: Ivan Fears

Wide receivers coach: Chad O'Shea

Tight ends coach: Brian Daboll

Offensive line coach: Dante Scarnecchia

Defensive coordinator: Matt Patricia

Defensive line coach: Brendan Daly

Linebackers coach: Brian Flores

Cornerbacks coach: Josh Boyer

Safeties coach: Steve Belichick

Special teams coach: Joe Judge

Assistant special teams coach: Ray Ventrone

Head strength and conditioning coach: Moses Cabrera

Assistant strength and conditioning coach: James Hardy

The major changes on the staff are Scarnecchia replacing DeGuglielmo, Flores replacing Graham and Cabrera replacing Harold Nash. All three have spent considerable time with the organization in the past and should therefore be able to acclimate to their new positions relatively easy.

Other changes to the staff include the promotions of three former coaching assistants: Bill Belichick's son Steve will now coach the safeties, while Jerry Schuplinski will serve as assistant to the quarterbacks coach and James Hardy as assistant in the strength and conditioning department.