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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pats hire fomer Titans GM and ESPNer Floyd Reese


Written 1.27.09

After losing Scott Pioli to the KC Chefs, the Pats got thinner in the Front Office and much younger. With that being said the Pats went out and hired expirenced and sucessful Floyd Reese. Floyd has been an ESPN anaylst for the last few years and before that he was the GM of the Houston Oilers/ Tennesse Thumbtack for 13 seasons. He has 32 years of expience in the NFL, 17 in player personell and 15 as a coach.

Reese commented on the status of the Patriots: ""This organization doesn’t need a lot of fixing. They are in pretty good shape, so I think my objective is to come in and do whatever I can do to help Mr. Kraft and Bill [Belichick] win another world championship,"


Bob Kraft on Reese: "We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to add someone with Floyd Reese’s NFL experience and expertise to our staff,” Robert Kraft said in a statement. “Floyd will be a tremendous asset serving Coach Belichick in an advisory role.”


BB added: "Floyd and I go back a long way, practically to the beginning for both of us. He has handled as much as one person can possibly handle in this league and to a certain extent, so has Nick. In Nick and Floyd, we have two outstanding men who each bring a wealth of knowledge and flexibility to this organization. I look forward to joining with both of them and working toward the common goal of our team's improvement and success.”



I think this is a tremedous add for the Patriots. He was tremedously sucessful with the Oilers/ Thumbtacks. He drafts extremely well (Steve McNair, Eddie George, Javon Kerse) to name a few. Also during his time at ESPN you could tell he knew his stuff. Great add by the Pats. I hope he is here long term.

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