I’ve never been convinced Patricia was a even a great DC. He coached offense early on in his career and was a position coach for a while. He’s had exactly 1 coordinator job in is career and that is under Jesus H Belichick. There’s too much of a track record of coaches leaving NE and turning into garbage to think Matt P was some kind of juggernaut the Pats relied on.
Trying to pick up New England’s scraps in the hopes of being their clone, isn’t smart.
Van Noy - Flat out said our staff “didn’t know how to use him”. So genius Quinn trades him AND a 7th round pick to, you guessed it, New England for a 6th round pick. Probably even a dumber trade than the Diggs trade.
Bob Quinn - Sexy New England water boy. They let him walk. We pay him gobs of money. He sucks. New England doesn’t even remember his name or what exactly he did there.
Patricia - He was Belichick’s pencil holder. He leaves, the defense gets significantly better there and significantly worse here. They didn’t even try to retain him as they know he will come running back, Daniel’s style when he fails.
Flowers - New England didn’t even want to discuss a contract with him. No way they were going to pay him for his mediocre production. We break the bank. He does very little when it mattered, then gets a few sacks against nobodies when the season is lost.
Bottom line, stop making trades with NE, stop signing guys they let walk, stop hiring their coaches. It’s a terrible philosophy.