FOXBORO – It's quite unusual for Nick Caserio to appeal to the media, especially during regular time. Usually it's available before and after the design, but that's it.
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That changed last year during the Super Bowl week.
Was this a way to publicize his name, especially considering that his contract expired After the 2020 draft? Maybe, but nobody knew exactly.
Then came June, when the Texans fired General Director Brian Gaine and searched Caserio. This was blocked by the Patriots, who raised allegations of manipulation, and Houston withdrew immediately.
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Another unusual Caserio press conference took place on Saturday morning before the third session of the Patriot Training Camp. Could the team say in this way that Caserio has more power and is almost like a GM, as they are regularly provided?
Perhaps, but it also gave reporters the chance to Caserio after the offseason drama with the Texans and to ask his future in New England.
"I would say it's a great honor and honor to be in the position I am in and work for the organization," he said. "It's a great organization with many great people. I am grateful for the opportunity to come to work every day and come to this building. We have many great people. I have the good fortune and the honor to work daily with Bill (Belichick) and many other people in this building. My job is really only to serve the people in this building, and we have many great people. My focus is to give the best that I can to be the best version of myself for this team and organization every day, and that's the focus.
What about the future and the chance to be a GM with sole decision-making authority?
"I would say I do not really focus on the hypotheses," Caserio said. "I focus on today. Honestly, I'm really focused on being the best version of me every day. Honestly, I see myself after training, trying to be the best husband and father for my children, and that makes me more happy than anything else. Ultimately, that will be more important than anything else. I am blessed to be here and enjoy every day. Every day is a new opportunity to improve and get better, and that's what I focus on.
Lots of non-answers and questions.
While I say nothing, it actually says a lot. "Caserio seems ready to consider other options, including the Texan job after his contract expires next year could easily have shot it down and said he was flattered by interest, but really does like his situation in New England.
But there was none of it and you really can not blame him.
For all the things he does in New England, which is a lot – scouting, pre-draft work, field work during the year he sits on the headset during the game – he still does not have the ultimate power of decision, as this will always be Belichick.
The 43-year-old has been at the Patriots since 2001, but has yet to reach the top, though he certainly has the talent for it. "Belichick does not seem to be disappearing in the near future and when his contract is completed, is there a better time to look for other options and find a better organization than Houston?
Former Patriots Jack Easterby and James Liipfert have already done so High roles in the front office and with Bill O & # 39; Brien as head coach seem to be a logical consequence.
While Caserio did not specifically address the Houston rumors on Saturday, he did not comment on them.
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