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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia among those to attend Robert Kraft’s birthday party 06.05.16 at 10:02 am ET
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Robert Kraft turns 75 years old on Sunday and there was a party held for the Patriots owner Saturday night.

Among those in attendance were Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia and others, which we know thanks to the pictures from comedian Lenny Clarke.

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Matt Patricia, Patriots coaches can stop ‘staring at each other’ and get back to working with players 05.03.16 at 4:27 pm ET
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Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia

FOXBORO — Now the fun really begins for the Patriots’ coaching staff.

Ever since the day the Patriots lost to the Broncos in the AFC championship in Denver, Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and the entire staff has been working on putting together a new roster to hit the ground running with in the spring so they get get started with on-field prep for the 2016 season.

This week, in the days immediately following the draft, the Patriots’ staff can finally move on from the first offseason phase, which has included free agency, trades, veteran workouts and the draft.

“For us, the focus is really, right now, is [this week],” Patricia said during an offseason media availability at Gillette Stadium. “[This week] is Phase 2 of the offseason program where now we’ve got the guys out on the field. We can actually go out and see the new guys that we have in, see the guys coming back from being away. That’s really kind of our focus.”

The “guys” Patricia is referencing are veterans already on the roster or newcomers like defensive ends Chris Long and Frank Kearse, nose tackle Terrance Knighton and linebackers Shea McClellin and Ramon Humber and defensive back E.J. Biggers.

“Every year is a new year for us,” Patricia said. “We have to start over every year. You take the guys that come in as veteran players, guys that have gone from first-year rookies to now second-year players, the progression that they have to make, along with free agents you’ve signed that have to now kind of incorporate along with the eventual rookies and draft picks and free agents, when we finally get those guys in. So, for us it’s just a process. Basically, just starting from scratch, starting over, getting everybody back in, starting to work the offeseason program, the running and the conditioning, the [weight] lifting, all that stuff right now.

“We’ll get into the information part of it here where we’ll start learning a little bit about the defense and what we do and things like that. It’s exciting for me, it’s exciting for us as a staff to kind of have everybody back. [Coaches] sit in rooms for a couple of months and stare at each other. When the players finally get back, that’s really what’s exciting, is when we get those guys back and now we get the opportunity to get back to football.”

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Bill Belichick shows up at Georgia pro day 03.16.16 at 11:48 am ET
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been spotted at several pro days this month — on Wednesday, he popped up at Georgia, along with defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

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Browns Exec: Only a matter of time before Matt Patricia gets head coaching gig 02.25.16 at 10:26 am ET
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Matt Patricia

INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time in his career with the Patriots, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia got some buzz as a potential head coaching candidate this offseason, garnering an interview with the Browns. Speaking at the combine Thursday morning, Cleveland’s Executive Vice President Sashi Brown explained why he wanted to talk to Patricia, as well as Patricia’s potential as a head coach in the NFL.

“Matt’s a talented young coach,” said Brown — a Framingham native — while speaking with reporters at the combine. “(He’s) passionate. Relates well to players, similar to Hue (Jackson). Very innovative in his approach. He’s tough and holds players accountable. Comes out of a tremendous system with unparalleled success, really, in New England under (Bill) Belichick and the Krafts. So for all those reasons, his experience in a successful organization, his ability to relate to players, his toughness, his accountability and intelligence — his raw intelligence is off the charts — I think Matt will be a head coach here shortly in the league. We thought Hue was the right coach for us, but (Patricia) was an impressive young man and glad we interviewed him.”

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With all NFL head coaching jobs filled, Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia focused on Denver, not future 01.18.16 at 2:35 pm ET
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It appears like Josh McDaniels will be staying in New England as all the NFL head coaching vacancies have been filled. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

It appears like Josh McDaniels will be staying in New England as all the NFL head coaching vacancies have been filled. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

At the end of the NFL regular season, there were seven head coaching jobs available. Two weeks later, there are none and both of the Patriots’ coordinators are still in New England.

Both Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia were asked about their situations and with all the jobs filled, does it mean they will be back with the Patriots next season?

Patricia reportedly interviewed with the Browns during the Patriots’ bye week, while McDaniels reportedly said he wouldn’t interview, as he was focused on the divisional round game.

“I’m just really focused on Denver,” Patricia said. “That was a couple weeks ago or whatever the situation was there. We’ve got a big challenge in front of us here trying to get ready for the Broncos. That’s really not a question that’s pertinent to this week.”

McDaniels felt the same way.

“I think that’s in the past now,” McDaniels said. “I’m focused strictly on this game and this week. I think all those things will play out in due time.”

While McDaniels didn’t interview anywhere, a number of teams reportedly showed interest, including the Dolphins, Giants, Titans and Lions.

Bill Belichick said he wasn’t even paying attention.

“Honestly, all the other things going on around in the league, I don’t pay too much attention to,” Belichick said. “Last week we were trying to get ready for Kansas City, this week we’ll get ready for Denver. There’s a protocol that has to be followed in the league and if it affects us I’ll follow those guidelines. But honestly, I don’t really care about it or think about it.”

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Is Josh McDaniels a possible candidate for Titans head coaching job? 01.14.16 at 9:29 am ET
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The Titans are expected to name former Patriots’ director of college scouting Jon Robinson as their new general manager as early as Thursday, which means New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be in play as a possible head coaching candidate with the Titans.

Robinson had been with the Patriots since 2002 when he was an area scout. In 2006, he moved up the ladder, becoming regional scout. He was named assistant director of college scouting in 2008 before becoming director of college scouting in 2009. He then got the promotion to director of player personnel with the Bucs in 2014.

The Titans fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt in November, after the team started the season 1-6 with No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota starting at quarterback. Mike Mularkey finished the year as the interim head coach.

McDaniels has been linked to several head coaching jobs since he return to New England as the offensive coordinator in 2012, and reportedly expressed interest in the Tennessee job earlier this month.

In other Patriots’ coaching news, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia — who interviewed for the head coaching vacancy in Cleveland — has lost out on the gig to Hue Jackson, who was officially tapped to lead the Browns on Wednesday.

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Matt Patricia focused on Chiefs, not weekend interview with Browns 01.11.16 at 10:20 am ET
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Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia

With the Patriots having a first-round bye, it allowed the Patriots assistant coaches to be interviewed for head coaching positions around the league.

While offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels chose not to interview for any jobs despite a lot of interest, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia interviewed with the Browns on Saturday.

On a conference call Monday, Patricia was asked about the interview experience, but he didn’t want to discuss it, saying his focus is on the Chiefs.

“I mean, really for me, this is all about Kansas City right now,” Patricia said. “That is where my focus is and that is kind of where my attention is. Talking about Kansas City.”

Patricia interviewed with the five-person committee, which included owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and Korn/Ferry International consultant Jed Hughes.

Cleveland has now interviewed six candidates besides Patricia: Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson, Jaguars assistant head coach/offensive line coach Doug Marrone, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase are the others.

Gase of course took the head coaching job with the Dolphins over the weekend.

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