In abrupt move Greg Schiano has left his post as Defensive Coordinator with the Patriots.
Schiano had technically not even been officially named to the position but announced late Thursday afternoon that he was stepping down for personal reasons.
Both Schiano and head coach Bill Belichick released statements.
Statement from Greg Schiano:
“I have informed Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick that I am stepping down from my position at the Patriots. This is not the result of any one event, but rather a realization that I need to spend more time on my faith and family. I don’t want to look back years from now and wish I had done things differently. Therefore, I am taking time away from the game to recalibrate my priorities.”
From Bill Belichick:
“I respect Coach Schiano greatly and appreciate his contributions to our staff and team. He is a friend who we support completely.”
Schiano was set to take over as DC for Brian Flores who left after the Super Bowl to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
More to come..
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