Report: Patriots Fire Offensive Line Coach One Day After Loss To Broncos


The New England Patriots reportedly are in the market for a new offensive line coach after the unit’s miserable performance in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.

Dave DeGuglielmo was fired Monday after two seasons as New England’s O-line coach, sources told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

The Denver Broncos were able to wreak havoc on the Patriots’ offense despite rushing just four players for much of Sunday’s contest. The newly crowned AFC champs sacked quarterback Tom Brady four times in their 20-18 victory and battered him with 20 hits — the highest single-game total since the NFL began tracking the stat in 2006.

Brady threw two interceptions in the loss and posted his lowest passer rating since Week 7 of the 2013 season.

DeGuglielmo, a 47-year-old Lexington, Mass., native, previously held coaching jobs with the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and several college teams.

Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

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