The New England Patriots moved fast in the hiring process for a new offensive coordinator, and the same could hold true for their next offensive line coach as well.
Following the news of Bill O’Brien returning to New England for the vacant offensive coordinator role, NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reported the team was “zeroing in” on Oregon assistant head coach, offensive line coach and run game coordinator Adrian Klemm to join the staff.
Klemm, a three-time Super Bowl champion, is seen as a rising star in the coaching community, and he already has familiarity with Patriots coach Bill Belichick from his days as a player in New England. The former offensive tackle was the first ever draft pick by the Patriots in the Belichick era in 2000.
So there’s clearly some deep history there.
But there’s also the respect for Klemm’s talent and what he could potentially bring to an offensive front that struggled under Matt Patricia’s watch. The good news is the team doesn’t appear to be going in the direction of having coaches do multiple jobs to the point where they end up feeling stretched too thin.
Klemm’s addition would make life significantly easier for Patricia and possibly find some direction for a unit that has seemed lost since the departure of legendary offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia.