Hello, and welcome back to our second installment of coach interviews. This week we brought on the head coach that everyone loves to hate...or hates to love? New England Patriots head coach Hordan54 joins us to talk about the Patriots losing their second Super Bowl appearance, switching to a new quarterback and much more! New England has had so much success in the league as of late that we could simply not pass up the opportunity to try to get some insight into whats going on in the most successful organization since Hard at Work has started. Enjoy the interview and as always tune in for our next show where we promise to switch it up from Super Bowl contenders. Q: "Hordan Aryn, so you've been to there's Super Bowl twice. Winning is obviously great, but when last year's game was over, describe how you felt walking into the locker room? What was the message to your team in the locker room after the game?" A: "It was a long walk back to the locker room. Of course I felt down, but Superbowl 2 was an incredible game that we had a very good opportunity to win. To lose in such dramatic fashion hurts, but our heads are held high moving forward." Q: "So, the Tom Brady era is officially over. What ultimately led you to believe that it was the right time to let go of quite possibly the greatest quarterback to play the game? Whats the biggest problem you face during the transition." A: "The decision to let Brady go took great deliberation. He still possesses elite talent and traits, and is a proven winner. Paris Chapman, in comparison, is a bit raw. At his core though, there are the physical and intangibles of a great quarterback." "His confidence took a major hit when he was drafted because he did not know the playbook, but a year under Brady and in the organization has brought him to speed. With this in line and the ability to use game prep to improve his skills, the decision became easier." "The most important thing to keep in mind when changing players is how will this affect my team's play, in this case my offense. Chapman has a very solid arm but the x-factor is the running ability he brings to the table. This is something I always like to incorporate into my offense, and so far, it has been a big boon to the team." "The biggest problems during this transition is the team is learning a new playbook and Chapman just does not have the arm talent of Brady quite yet." Q: "You've had Paris Chapman learning behind Brady for the past season. Now that he has moved into the starting role and showed that he can start in the NFL. Do you continue having high, "Brady like" expectations? Or does the fact that he's essentially a 25 year old rookie still sit in the back of your head each game?" A: "We expect to compete for a Superbowl, period. Chapman gives a chance to do so with out a doubt." "Some early season struggles were expected however, especially going against some very talented defenses in the Broncos, Bills and Dolphins, but he has played well thus far." "Game one, I tried to rely on the run game, but my opponent loaded the box and challenged Chapman to beat him with his arm. Game two saw a similar defensive strategy. Results after two games: over 700 yards, 8 total touchdowns, one interception, one sack and two big wins." Q: You've changed offenses. What can we expect to see? Or is that a surprise? A:" We are installing an all new system that incorporates many spread concepts. This will give Chapman some opportunities to make plays on the ground. We are still primarily a pro style based team, but we will switch it up some" Q: "Many fans have voiced their opinions on what they wanted the Patriots to do in the draft. Explain some of your picks for us. If you had to give yourself a letter grade on this past draft class as a whole, what would it be?" A: "My draft deserves a poor grade. Other than acquiring some role players, there is not much to be said." "The plan going in was to trade up into the first or early second round, but that did not work out. Still, I drafted to fill my biggest need, but failed to sign any stars. Many other top talents were missed on." Q: "The Patriots no doubt have the leagues best secondary. Do you have any big contracts coming up that could break that group up?" A:"Thank you for the praise. I really like those guys back there." "Strong safety Duron Harmon wants to go to free agency this year. He may be franchise tagged or traded this season. "We will look to resign free strong safety Devin McCourty next year as well." Q: "You've been at the top of the mountain for the past two years. Now that season 3 is here. Will we see New England in their third straight Super Bowl? Is there any particular team on this years schedule that you have circled?" A:" I believe a certain pack of large cats living in Detroit would dispute your claim. All joing aside, all fans should make their Super Bowl reservations immediately!" "The game circled on my calendar is against the Cleveland Browns as they have, what i believe, is the leagues most potent receiving group. Let us see is the "leagues best secondary" can live up to the hype in that one." "Playing the Toronto Mounties the week before is worrisome as well" Q: "Last question. You've lost only 6 out of your last 33 games. Does your team have ANY weaknesses?! Or are the New England Patriots just the next New York Yankees of sports teams?" A: "Wow! I did not realize that. Still, this team has weaknesses like any other, but I do my best to scheme around them and give these guys a chance to win each game. The biggest weaknesses are the lack of team speed as a while and the high average age of my best players" "In closing, thank you for the interview, I enjoyed it! I look forward to this coming season and wish you and all the other coaches good luck. See you on the field." There you have it guys. Thank you for allowing us to get a brief look inside of your team Please feel free to vote on who we should interview next!