The 38-year-old is currently listed as a Coaching Assistant for the New England Patriots—but what exactly will Brian Daboll be doing this season with the Pats?
Daboll’s coaching résumé:
1997: William & Mary (Restricted Earnings Coach)
1998-1999: Michigan State (Graduate Assistant)
2000-2001: New England Patriots (Defensive Coaching Assistant)
2002-2006: New England Patriots: (Wide Receivers Coach)
2007-2008: New York Jets (Quarterbacks Coach)
2009-2010: Cleveland Browns (Offensive Coordinator)
2011: Miami Dolphins (Offensive Coordinator)
2012: Kansas City Chiefs (Offensive Coordinator)
2013-present: New England Patriots (Coaching Assistant)
Daboll has had plenty of experience across the NFL throughout his coaching career, as he’s served as offensive coordinator for three different organizations, but his offense never finished higher than 22nd in total offense.
Per ESPN Boston’s Field Yates, Daboll hasn’t been working much with the offensive skilled positions, as previously noted in his résumé, but he’s been working with highly-regarded offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia:
The Patriots haven’t specified the exact capacity of Brian Daboll’s role on the offensive staff, but the sense we’ve had throughout the offseason was that he’ll work with offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia while also contributing elsewhere. He worked closely alongside Scarnecchia in the previous OTA, and we’ll keep an eye out for whether that remains the case today. Daboll is a versatile coach who has experience at a number of positions, one of the likely reasons that the Patriots were interested in bringing him back to New England.
Daboll might not have had a whole lot of success as an offensive coordinator with the Browns, Dolphins and Chiefs, but he certainly has something to bring to the table—considering that Bill Belichick has welcomed him aboard.
Daboll’s role will likely be something minor in 2013 with New England, as he’ll look to reestablish himself as a strong offensive coach in the National Football League.