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Matt Patricia says job title don’t matter

FOXBOROUGH - Over the last several years, as his young assistants have risen through the ranks of the coaching staff, Bill Belichick has effectively made some of them prove that they have what it takes to receive the title of coordinator.

He did it with Josh McDaniels, who called the plays for a couple of years before officially being named offensive coordinator. And when McDaniels left for Denver, Belichick did the same thing with Bill O’Brien.

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