More Patriots assistant departures - defensive line coach Brendan Daly to Chiefs

More Patriots assistant departures - defensive line coach Brendan Daly to Chiefs

The exodus from the Patriots coaching staff continued Saturday with the news that defensive line coach Brendan Daly will join the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff, according to a Boston Globe report.

With the departure of linebackers coach and defensive play-caller Brian Flores to become Miami Dolphins coach, and Flores bringing cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer with him from the Patriots, it leaves safeties coach Steve Belichick, son of head coach Bill Belichick, as the only remaining defensive position coach on the Patriots staff. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is expected to be named the Pats new defensive coordinator. 

Daly has been with the Patriots since 2014, first as a coaching assistant for one season and then as defensive line coach. He'll now work under new Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Andy Reid's staff. 

According to, Patriots consultant Bret Bielema, the former Arkansas and Wisconsin coach who worked with the defensive line last season, is a likely replacement for Daly. 

The Patriots also lost two other offensive assistants to Flores' new Dolphins staff, wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea, who is now Miami's offensive coordinator, and assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski, who will assume the same position in Miami.

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Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Rob Gronkowski may be done with football, but he continues to find ways to entertain us on our television screens.

The former New England Patriots tight end is hosting WrestleMania 36 this weekend alongside WWE star Mojo Rawley. And as one would expect, Gronk brought the energy to start off the two-night event.

“[WWE] picked the right guy [to host WrestleMania], because I know how to start a party on a Saturday night and end it 30 hours later," Gronk quipped in his introduction.

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Between the WWE and his various other ventures, Gronkowski seemingly has been everywhere these last few weeks. He appeared on SmackDown, was revealed as White Tiger in "The Masked Singer," and participated in a virtual beer pong tournament for coronavirus relief.

In other words, retirement seems to be treating the future Pro Football Hall of Famer well.

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Does New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore think covering new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be "light work?" 

It certainly seems that way. Gilmore defended Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper after former Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called Cooper a "turd" on ESPN's "Get Up."

The 29-year-old called Cooper one of the "toughest receivers in the league to cover," but when a fan responded saying Diggs will be tougher, another fan said he'd be "light work" and Gilmore liked that tweet. 

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Will Diggs really be that difficult for the Defensive Player of the Year to handle? It's tough to say, but Diggs put up some impressive numbers with the Minnesota Vikings before being traded to the Bills.

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In five seasons with the Vikings, Diggs has 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns -- he's had 1,000-plus yards receiving in back-to-back years and has never played a full 16-game season. On the other hand, Gilmore had six interceptions last season with two touchdowns, 44 solo tackles and a fumble recovery. 

With the Patriots and Bills set to meet at least twice next season, it'll be interesting to see how things shake out.