Who will lead the offensive coaching staff? – Boston Herald

Welcome to 10 Patriots training camp questions!

Each day leading up to the start of camp, the Herald will explore one of the biggest questions facing the Pats this summer. Several pertain to the defense, which lost longtime starters JC Jackson, Kyle Van Noy and Dont’a Hightower this offseason. Other questions cover the offense and coaching staff, which underwent a major makeover after Josh McDaniels left for Las Vegas.

Once the Patriots hit the practice field, here’s what they must learn before the season kicks off at Miami Sept. 11.

No. 9: Who will lead the offensive coaching staff?

Ever since Josh McDaniels left for Las Vegas, the stories swirling around the Patriots offense have been defined by one question.

Who will replace him?

Maybe it’ll be Joe Judge. Or perhaps Matt Patricia. Or a combination of both, with Bill Belichick serving as a guiding hand behind the scenes.

Quickly, the offseason media focus zeroed in on McDaniels’ old play-calling duties, and whether Judge or Patricia would wrestle them away come September. But what that focus missed is there are six other days of the week the Patriots will need to replace McDaniels; the days when he game-planned, led meetings and logged hundreds and hundreds of hours with Mac Jones.

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