Originally Posted by swheeler23
He can not do everything. The sooner everyone is in place the better.
I imagine that McDaniel's and Pioli's replacements are already
within the organization. O'Brien or Mangorian will replace McDaniels
and Caserio will replace Pioli if he leaves.
The offense is already pretty much set in place. If Brady returns,
he is a defacto offensive co-ordinator who will change the play
depending on the defense. Cassel would require more help from the
coaching staff in that regard.
In the front office, the draft board is probably pretty much set up.
It will be tweaked after the combine and after the coaching staff
and scouting department attend the various pro days. I don't
think the Patriots will be very active in free agency. They have to
franchise Cassel and tender offers to their ERFAs and RFAs. They
may also try to re-sign a few of their UFAs before free agency.
It remains to be seen how successful Pioli's replacement will be at
negotiating contracts and managing the salary cap.