Patriots Say Offensive Coordinator Search Is On, In Unusual Press Release

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Patriots have missed out on the playoffs for the second time in three years, and the team's upper management is keen to make a change.

The Patriots put out a rare press release announcing their future staffing plans on Thursday night. The team said it would be "interviewing offensive coordinator candidates" starting next week.

The team did not have an official offensive coordinator this season, but Matt Patricia handled much of the offensive play-calling. Appointing Patricia to lead the offense was seen by some as a confusing move, as most of his experience has been on the defensive side of the ball.

The team also said it had started "contract extension discussions" with inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo that would keep him with the team well into the future. Mayo spent eight years with the Pats as a linebacker himself.

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