The Las Vegas Raiders coaching staff roster is filling up at a rapid pace. First, it was Rob Ryan coming in as a senior defensive assistant. A few hours later, the Raiders announced two more additions at coaching positions that had fans clamoring over on Saturday night.
Mick Lombardi will Join as OC, and Carmen Bricillo will become the new offensive line coach. These men were a part of the New England Patriots staff a year ago.
Raiders hired Patriots’ WR coach Mick Lombardi as their offensive coordinator, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2022
Raiders also hired former Patriots’ offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo for the same job in Las Vegas, per source.
Two former Patriots’ assistants off to Las Vegas.
Lombardi is the son of Michael Lombardi and started with the Patriots as a scouting assistant. He was then hired by Jim Harbaugh as the assistant to the head coach before making his way to the New York Jets as assistant quarterbacks coach. He returned to the Patriots as the wide receivers coach for the last two years.
Carmen Bricillo has spent most of his career at the college level before coming to the Patriots in 2019 as a coaching assistant. He spent the last two seasons as the offensive line coach. He led an offensive line that finished 11th in ESPN’s pass block win rate and 16th in run block win rate.
The Raiders only have a few coaching positions left to fill.
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- Gus Bradley is keeping the gang together: Ron and Milus and possibly Richard Smith join Bradley in Indianapolis.
- Could Carr pull a Stafford?: Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal dive into the Carr moving on from the Raiders in Matt Stafford-esque fashion.