New England Patriots

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

Jun 14, 2023; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Nick Caley during minicamp at Cal Lutheran University. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 14, 2023; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Nick Caley during minicamp at Cal Lutheran University. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over the last week the New England Patriots scheduled a number of interviews with defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator candidates. However, the Patriots offensive coordinator spot remained a mystery.

It wasn’t until Sunday morning we got the first report of an offensive coordinator interview. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the team is scheduled to speak with Los Angeles Rams tight end coach Nick Caley about the job.


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Caley, 40, just wrapped up his first season with the Rams. He joined Sean McVay‘s staff last year after eight seasons in New England. Of those eight years, Caley spent the final six as the team’s tight ends (and sometimes also fullbacks) coach.

After last season, Caley was one of five coaches to interview for the Patriots’ offensive coordinator opening, which ended up going to Bill O’Brien. Current head coach Jerod Mayo reportedly sat in on those interviews.

  • The Patriots weren’t the only team to consider Caley for an offensive coordinator role last year. He also interviewed with the New York Jets and Houston Texans.

    Asked about naming an offensive coordinator during his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Mayo told reporters “everything’s under evaluation.” Asked his preference in an offensive coordinator Mayo didn’t get into the X’s and O’s of it, saying “one thing I would say with all of my coaches, the number one thing is developing people. Whether we’re talking offensive coordinator, defensive corners, special teams coordinator, all that stuff is under eval. And my number one thing is I want to bring in developers.”

    Caley is the first public interview for the Patriots’ offensive coordinator position, but he most likely won’t be the last. We put together a list of potential candidates for the job, which can be found here.

  • Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at [email protected].

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