Jerod Mayo mentioned how he feels about following Invoice Belichick as Patriots head coach


“Simply be your self.”

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New England Patriots coaches stand through the nationwide anthem earlier than an NFL soccer recreation towards the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. From left they’re: particular groups coach Joe Decide, assistant quarterback coach Mick Lombardi, head coach Invoice Belichick, inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo and safeties coach Steve Belichick. (AP Picture/Charles Krupa) AP Picture/Charles Krupa

As Jerod Mayo begins the work of following the best head teaching run in NFL historical past, the brand new chief of the Patriots isn’t making an attempt to get forward of himself.

Mayo spoke to ESPN’s Mike Reiss on Wednesday afternoon after his introductory press convention, and was requested how he views the tall activity of changing Invoice Belichick (who received six Tremendous Bowls throughout his New England tenure).

“Simply be your self. I’d simply say be your self,” Mayo replied about how he’ll method the problem. “There are some good issues right here, and there are some issues that I’d change.”

“Being myself has gotten me thus far,” he added.

Mayo, 37, is the youngest coach within the league. It’s notable as a result of Belichick was — no less than on the time of his departure from New England — the NFL’s oldest coach.

Having performed for and labored below Belichick throughout his NFL profession, Mayo famous that he’ll concurrently keep it up the teachings he realized working with the long run Corridor of Famer whereas additionally ensuring to place his personal distinct persona into the job of main the Patriots.

He was requested about it through the press convention earlier on Wednesday.

“For me, I’m not making an attempt to be Invoice,” stated Mayo. “I believe that Invoice is his personal man. If you happen to can’t inform by now, I’m a bit bit totally different even up right here. However what I’ll say is the extra I take into consideration classes I’ve taken from Invoice, onerous work works. Onerous work works, and that’s what we’re all about.

Relating to his personal imaginative and prescient for the Patriots, Mayo stated it can finally be one among a number of views he not solely expects however desires to assist present a variety of concepts.

“I imagine in shared imaginative and prescient,” he informed Reiss. “Shared imaginative and prescient between the gamers and the coaches, and actually all of the stakeholders. In order that’s what my imaginative and prescient appears like, however till you may get the fellows to purchase into that imaginative and prescient or really feel some kind of accountability of what we would like subsequent 12 months’s staff to appear to be, it’s sort of onerous to get to right this moment. However we’ll put out a wise, powerful, and reliable soccer staff that actually enjoys enjoying soccer, and enjoying for each other.”