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New England Hires Jeremy Springer as Special Teams Coordinator

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This is a 2022 photo of Jeremy Springer of the Los Angeles Rams NFL football team. This image reflects the Los Angeles Rams active roster as of Tuesday, June 7, 2022 when this image was taken. He has reportedly landed the job of New England Patriots special teams coordinator. (AP Photo)

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport, the New England Patriots have hired a new special teams coordinator. Rams assistant special teams coach Jeremy Springer is reportedly the choice.

The 33-year-old Springer has only been in the NFL for two seasons. The bulk of his coaching experience has come at the college level. He had coached at UTEP, Texas A&M, Arizona, and Marshall before joining the Rams. The move is a slight surprise only because of how badly the Rams special teams unit struggled this season. Los Angeles easily had the worst DVOA for special teams units in football. They were the only team lower than the New England Patriots.

Marquice Williams had reportedly been offered the position but opted to stay with the Atlanta Falcons after Raheem Morris was named head coach. Former New York Giants is the only other known candidate to have interviewed for the post.

The Patriots have not officially announced any hirings to the staff besides head coach Jerod Mayo. However, DeMarcus Covington is widely believed to be the new defensive coordinator. With Jeremy Springer as special teams coordinator, the focus will turn to offense. There have been 11 known interviews for the offensive coordinator position, but five candidates are already out of the running.

Jeremy Springer replaces Cam Achord on the New England Patriots staff. Achord had been with the Patriots for six seasons, serving as special teams coordinator since 2020.

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