Patricia on head-coaching job interviews: 'Everything right now is Houston'

Patricia on head-coaching job interviews: 'Everything right now is Houston'

Matt Patricia was appreciative of the opportunities he had to discuss the head-coach openings in Los Angeles and San Diego, but right now he's focused on Houston.

The Patriots defensive coordinator interviewed with both the Rams and the Chargers over the weekend and was asked about how they went during a conference call with reporters on Monday morning.

"OK, well, I'll slip in here and make it pretty easy. Obviously over the weekend I was just very thankful for those opportunities and that was a great experience to go through," he said. "I think everything right now is Houston, turn the page as soon as I can.

"Coach [Bill] O'Brien and George Godsey, the offensive coordinator, are two guys that I have the most respect for in the entire league. These guys work extremely hard to get their team ready to go, prepare, and you can really see from an offensive standpoint, they're doing a great job right now of running the ball, controlling the game. They don't turn the ball over, they really dont give up that many pressures, and they're doing a good job of getting the ball around to their skill players."

Patricia then reiterated something he said last week when asked about the interview process he went through last year with the Browns: The chance to interview with different clubs is just as much an opportunity for him to learn about other franchises as it is for them to learn about him.

"To me, the fascinating part of all that is just kind of learning all the organizations and how they work because they are so different," he said. "That's just kind of a general statement about the NFL. Sometimes as you kind of anchor in on what we do day in and day out. You never really look at that stuff on a full scale. But they're very fascinating . . .

"It's really cool. But, again, Houston is where I'm at."

Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Cutler out for Dolphins


Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Cutler out for Dolphins

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins game:


C David Andrews (illness)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)

TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring)

WR Danny Amendola (knee)
DT Malcom Brown (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (ankle)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)

QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
TE Rob Gronkowski (illness)


G Jermon Bushrod (foot)
DE William Hayes (back)
QB Jay Cutler (concussion)

T Laremy Tunsill (illness)
LB Stephone Anthony (quadriceps)
S Maurice Smith (illness)

RB Senorise Perry (knee)
S Michael Thomas (knee)
DT Ndamukong Suh (not injury related)

Tom Brady: Achilles injury 'nothing to worry about'


Tom Brady: Achilles injury 'nothing to worry about'

FOXBORO — Within 30 seconds of his Friday press conference beginning, Tom Brady was talking about biscuits. That should tell you how small a deal he considers the Achilles tendon issue that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice. 

Brady practiced for the second consecutive day Friday, after which he confirmed that he will be good to go Sunday against the Dolphins. 


“I feel great. Ready to go, so I’ll be excited for Sunday and it feels good to get a little extra treatment,” Brady said. “I’m feeling great this time of year. It will be a fun week. Nothing to worry about.”

After that, Brady spoke about the aforementioned Thanksgiving biscuits of which he posted pictures on Instagram. He said they were good. Rob Gronkowski said he wanted some and that there would be “problems” if Brady didn’t bring any in for him. Everyone got a real kick out of it. 

It’s hard to imagine Brady’s status for Sunday actually being up in the air. He has gone 134 consecutive regular-season games without missing time due to injury. His only absence in that span came in the form of last season’s four-game suspension for Deflategate.