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Bill Belichick Reportedly to Call Patriots' Defensive Plays in 2019

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will reportedly have another responsibility during the 2019 season—de facto defensive coordinator.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe cited a source who suggested Belichick will call plays himself since there is no official defensive coordinator in place. Brian Flores left to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, and replacement Greg Schiano resigned in March.

"Calling plays is not that much more responsibility for Belichick, who has always been involved with the defense, even when Matt Patricia and Brian Flores were the coordinator," Volin wrote.