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Source: Greg Schiano expected to interview for Patriots defensive coordinator position

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Source: Greg Schiano expected to interview for Patriots defensive coordinator position

The Patriots and Bill Belichick usually like to promote coaches from within their own program, but this time around it might be an outsider landing the vacant defensive coordinator gig.

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Former Rutgers and Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is expected to be interview after the season, according to a source close to Gary Tanguay.

Schiano was recently named the head coach at the University of Tennesse, but the offer was taken off the table after backlash from their fans.

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During the controversy, Belichick said he '100%' believes in Schiano as a man and coach. Belichick's son Stephen played under Schiano as a long snapper in college. They also held joint practices when Schiano was the head coach for the Bucs.

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LSU QB Joe Burrow drawing Tom Brady comparisons after beating Alabama

LSU QB Joe Burrow drawing Tom Brady comparisons after beating Alabama

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow led his team to an incredibly exciting win over Alabama on the road Saturday afternoon, and with that has come comparisons to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

No, we're not kidding.

Former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel, who's currently a college football analyst for CBS Sports, compared Burrow to Brady during his appearance Monday morning on "The Dan Patrick Show." It actually wasn't the first time he's compared Burrow to Brady.

The only thing Burrow and Brady have in common right now is they both earned impressive wins over Alabama. Brady's final game at Michigan was a victory against Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl. He was selected 199th overall (sixth round) by the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft and has since won six Super Bowl titles. Burrow likely will go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Burrow is enjoying a tremendous season and Saturday's win established him as the clear favorite for the Heisman Trophy. However, we should be a little more cautious about throwing his name in the same sentence as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Burrow has a long way to go before he reaches that level, but in fairness to him, it does look like he has the talent and poise needed to be a very good quarterback at the pro level.

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Eagles coaches re-watched Super Bowl LII in scouting for Patriots' matchup

Eagles coaches re-watched Super Bowl LII in scouting for Patriots' matchup

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field in the most anticipated game of the Week 11 slate, and their coaching staff re-watched the greatest victory in franchise history as part of its scouting for Sunday's matchup.

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz told reporters Monday that during the Week 10 bye Eagles coaches watched the film of their Super Bowl LII triumph over the Patriots, which was the last meeting between these teams.

How much will the Eagles take from that game?

Well, both teams' rosters have undergone lots of changes since that night in Minneapolis, and the Patriots were without one of their most valuable players in wide receiver Julian Edelman, who returned from injury in 2018 and won Super Bowl LIII MVP when New England beat the Los Angeles Rams. Still, several of the key players from that Super Bowl, including quarterback Tom Brady, remain an important part of the Patriots' success in 2019.

Brady and the Patriots scored 34 points against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, including a Super Bowl record 505 passing yards by the legendary quarterback. The Patriots should be able to achieve plenty of success through the air again Sunday versus a weak Eagles secondary that has struggled throughout the season and lacks a shutdown cornerback.

Oddsmakers like the Patriots' chances of leaving Philly with a win -- New England has opened as 3.5-point road favorites.

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