Raiders News: Two more Patriots coaches added to offensive staff
The Las Vegas Raiders coaching roster is filling up at a rapid pace. First, it was Rob Ryan who arrived as the main defensive assistant. Hours later, the Raiders announced two more coaching additions that had fans clamoring for Saturday night.
Mick Lombardi will join as OC, and Carmen Bricillo will become the new offensive line coach. These men were among New England Patriots staff a year ago.
The Raiders have hired Patriots WR coach Mick Lombardi as their offensive coordinator, league sources say.
The Raiders have also hired former Patriots offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo for the same job in Las Vegas, the source said.
Two former Patriots assistants leave for Las Vegas.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2022
Lombardi is the son of Michael Lombardi and started with the Patriots as an assistant scout. He was then hired by Jim Harbaugh as an assistant head coach before heading to the New York Jets as an assistant quarterbacks coach. He returned to the Patriots as wide receivers coach for the past two years.
Carmen Bricillo spent most of her career at the college level before joining the Patriots in 2019 as an assistant coach. He spent the last two seasons as an offensive line coach. He led an offensive line that finished 11th in ESPN’s passing block success rate and 16th in running block win rate.
The Raiders have only a few coaching positions left to fill.
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- Could Carr pull a Stafford?: Ed Graney from the Las Vegas Review-Journal dives into the Raiders’ Matt Stafford-style passing Carr.