In response to natesubs' comment:
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
.... A nice start would be a new secondary coach
That I think is the first thing they should do and they can't do it soon enough.
If all they're DBs are really this bad, getting on good DB may not make a difference, particularly with this kind of coaching. A good DBs coach could help everyone back there to achieve a step improvement. With the improvement on the front seven, even a small improvement that cuts across the entire secondary could be enough to set this D up for sustained success. Imagine if that coach made a big improvement.
I think it's a move that carries small risk but potentially big rewards.
who would you go for? top 5 DB's coach list please?
Anyone with more NFL experience and has had some success fielding a respectful secondary at some point in the league. Lets face it, it is a passing league now and with multiple receiver sets, it's not uncommon to see 6-8 DB's see the field at some point over the course of the game. You didn't see that 10 or 15 years ago. So I think 2 DB coaches at a minimum and atleast 1 with a decent resume. Bill Belichick can't do it all and I know he likes to teach and groom coaches but he is putting too much on his plate imo.
Josh Boyer: Began his coaching career in 2000 as a graduate assistant at King's College, Pennsylvania, and then served in the same capacity at the University of Dayton in 2001 and Kent State University in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, Boyer served as the defensive backs coach at Bryant University. He then served as the defensive coordinator at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2005 before joining the Patriots in 2006 as a defensive coaching assistant. He was promoted to defensive backs coach following the 2008 season. In 2012, his title was changed to cornerbacks coach.
Brian Flores: In 2004, Flores joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant. He then became a pro scout in 2006 before moving to the coaching staff as a special teams coaching assistant in 2008. His title was changed to assistant coach offense/special teams in 2010. He was named defensive assistant in 2011. In 2012, he was named safeties coach.