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This is only an option if he can't play of course. But I desperately want to keep his vast experience on how to play short routes to stay in the franchise. This is a franchise who lives and dies on the checkdown at times, we need to have this be an excellent part of our offensive game. And I honestly believe that keeping Edelman's brain on staff will help us get there. I'm convinced he's been working with Meyers, who is probably going to take over his role if not his extreme proficiency within that role, and I want to see that work continue. Dude has encyclopedic levels of knowledge about how to beat defenders on short routes and with a guy at QB without the best arm strength (and/or a possible rookie without a ton of experience who'll need to be carried somewhat by the WRs) having that knowledge in the institution is invaluable.

I didn't want Gronk as a coach because Gronk did what he did based a lot on physical gifts. The only gift Edelman had was his quickness but the dude played smart, knew how to shake a defender and get open with some consistency. Those are things other WRs can learn to up their game. And I desperately want his hard nosed blue collar attitude to rub off on the youngsters. I think it's worth keeping him around to work with the young WRs.
 

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I'm sure he could if he wanted to. The life of a coach is long hours and the pay isn't great though. Don't really see him doing that.

Maybe he'd more likely do training camp/off season only like Troy Brown used to? He has a young kid so not sure he'd want to jump into being a full time coach.
 

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Not every player has it in him to be a good coach. In fact, the better the player, it seems less likely they are a good coach. A lot of great players expect a level of greatness that most players cannot achieve and cannot sympathize or relate to players who cannot.
 

Froob

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He'll have a TV job before he starts coaching.
I feel like Chung is far more likely to coach. I think Slater will join as a special teams assistant when he retires.
 

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Will he work for $16k/year like the other staff not named Belichick?
 

tasmlab

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I'm not sure it makes sense for him at all, but I'd be very happy with it.

That the Pats have two recent-ish players on the coaching staff is pretty remarkable, especially given that the players hate their coach, the Patriots are no fun to play for, and Belichick only hires his children as coaches.
 

Boomer B

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Say what?? I assume this is 'tongue in cheek"....
I think he is referring to the Brian Dabol story that when he began coaching here he was doing so for about $16k per year. That would obviously have grown as he got more experience but it seems like you got to get to coordinator level to make the big bucks in the NFL.
 

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I don’t see Edelman as a coach here. He lives in LA and has a production company. He’ll probably put his time into that and maybe a cushy job at the NFL Network or one of the other network football shows.
He also has other business interests.

Edelman is from CA, and his daughter lives there.

He is not going to be a New England coach.
 

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God, being a coach would be such a terrible job. You have to really have an obsession that borders on insanity to do it. 12-14 hour days are normal, starting at like 4:30-5:00 AM and you basically go 7 days a week. The majority of your year is either spent coaching, prepping to coach, or scouting. F-U-C-K that. You couldn’t pay me enough.
 
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DarrylS

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I think he is referring to the Brian Dabol story that when he began coaching here he was doing so for about $16k per year. That would obviously have grown as he got more experience but it seems like you got to get to coordinator level to make the big bucks in the NFL.

Especially since Josh is reported to be making $4 million a year..
 

resdubwhite

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Edelman strikes me as the kind of guy thats going to make a ****ton of money outside of the game. He'll most defintely do a media gig but will have many different avenues post football.
 

n6249c

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God, being a coach would be such a terrible job. You have to really have an obsession that borders on insanity to do it. 12-14 hour days are normal, starting at like 4:30-5:00 AM and you basically go 7 days a week. The majority of your year is either spent coaching, prepping to coach, or scouting. F-U-C-K that. You couldn’t pay me enough.
So you mean Edelman can cut back on his workload?

seriously, he’s had twelve years of working so hard there are stories of him talking to Belichick when they were leaving at the same time, or being thrown out when the building staff locked up. Does anybody really think the coaches’ schedule would be daunting To him?

I’d love to see him hired as the next coach in the role Jack Easterby had, as character coach. What better role model to exemplify the Patriot way?
 

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