Longtime New England offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia has had the impact on free-agent linemen who’ve left The Patriots and landed massive deals with other teams.
The humble Scarnecchia might disagree, however, the outcomes are really impressive.
The above deals don’t include those for offensive linemen who signed up extensions with an Patriots through time, a set that recently comprises right address Marcus Cannon (five years, $32.5 million), centre David Andrews (three years, maximum worth of $11.715 million) and right protector Shaq Mason (five years, maximum worth of $50 million).
Mason had played in a run-based, option offense at Georgia Tech, with very little background for being a pass-blocker. So his development as one of the greatest defenses in the NFL is reflective of how Scarnecchia has helped players reach their potential.
For longtime Patriots followers, Scarnecchia’s personnel impact has expanded past the atomic line. Back in 1991, when Scarnecchia has been the tight ends coach, he also scouted Ben Coates from acclaimed Livingstone College. Coates, naturally, went on to become a Patriots Hall of Famer following being chosen in the fifth round that year.