I always thought their DC was an extension of Belichick anyways.
Patriots Won't Hire a DC for 2010
Fri Feb 5, 2010
ESPNBoston.com reports New England Patriots HC Bill Belichick does not plan to name a defensive coordinator in 2010 and instead will be more involved on defense and share the workload with his assistants, according to the team's official website. "Titles are fine, nothing wrong with them," Belichick said on Patriots.com, "but the most important thing is each person's role, that we do everything we can to help the players succeed -- everyone collectively getting the job done." The Patriots and Dean Pees, who served as defensive coordinator the last four seasons, parted ways in January. The Patriots have since hired former Patriot Corwin Brown to work with the defense. Brown will coach defensive backs along with last year's defensive backs coach, Josh Boyer. The rest of the defensive staff has remained intact.