After New England parted ways with defensive backs coach Corwin Brown earlier this afternoon, Jeff Howe of NESN.com reported Wednesday night that players were frustrated and annoyed by the recently departed coach.

“He just wasn’t a good coach,” the source told Howe. “It’s not that he wasn’t smart. Some guys just don’t know how to coach.”

According to Howe a lot of the players were excited when he was hired last offseason, with many in the New England secondary looking forward to work with him because he had experience as a player in Bill Belichick’s system.  After one season it’s clear that things didn’t quite work out quite the way they may have hoped, and that it looks like the development of many of the young guys in the secondary may be attributed more to Belichick than most had initially thought.  We saw a solid season from rookie Devin McCourty and some good performances by Patrick Chung and others, so fans will likely will feel this unit certainly has plenty to build on heading into next year.