Mike Vrabel next Patriots head coach? – Mike Reiss w/ Zolak & Bertrand
WHO WILL BE NEXT PATRIOTS HEAD COACH?
Bertrand: Mike, Ben Volin had a report over the weekend in the Globe that Robert and Jonathan Kraft view Mike Vrabel as a potential home run hire as their next head coach.
You covered Mike Vrabel as a player. You’ve covered Mike Vrabel as a coach. How would you feel about Mike Vrabel being the next Patriots head coach?
Mike Reiss: I love Mike Vrabel. I think I think it would be great. Vrabel had the Hall of Fame speech at halftime a few weeks ago, and he talked about, you know, “Don’t take for granted what you have here in New England.”
Zolak: You were here Saturday. So you saw even more of what he had to say, an even more private group.
Mike Reiss: I like Vrabel. They could move on to another coach in a couple of years or so here. When I look at the NFL as a whole, right now, it’s like an offensive explosion to me, for example, Mike McDaniel and what he’s brought down to Miami. I don’t know how much you want to think along those lines.
Do you want the young, fresh, innovative, offensive type of coach? Or, a coach that can also oversee everything?
To me, Mike Vrabel is already too similar to what you have right now–in this structure.
I’d even say the same thing about Jerod Mayo, who we’ve talked about as a strong internal candidate. The Kraft family obviously thinks very highly of Mayo. I think Robert Kraft is on record as saying he thinks Mayo will be a head coach in a couple of years. That’s why he wanted to keep him around.
Bertrand: Well, I think it is absolutely a homerun hire if the Patriots can hire him to be the next head coach. He’s the opposite of a young offensive mind, but he’s run a program and has experience.
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