FOXBORO – It's quite unusual for Nick Caserio to turn to the media, especially during the regular season. Usually it is available before and after the draft, but that's it.
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This changed last year during the Super Bowl week, which raised the antennas of many.
Was that a way to get his name out there, especially given that his contract grew after the 2020 project? Maybe, but nobody knew for sure.
Then June came when the Texans fired General Manager Brian Gain and continued after Caserio. This was blocked by the Patriots who filed for allegations of forgery, and Houston gave up immediately.
While the organization retreated in the pursuit of the patriots 'director of the players' staff, she did not and will not hire GM for the 201
Perhaps, but he also gave reporters a chance to ask Caserio for the off-season drama with Texas and his future in New England.
"I would say that I am quite honored and privileged to be in the position I am in and to work for the organization," he said. "This is a great organization with many great people. I am grateful for the opportunity I have every day to get to work and get into this building. We have many great people. I am fortunate and honored to work with Bill (Belichik) on a daily basis and with many other people in this building. My job is really just to serve the people in this building and we have a lot of great people. My focus is to do the best I can every day to be the best version of myself for this team and this organization and that's exactly the focus. "
How about the future and the chance to be GM on the sole
" I would say I'm not really focused on the hypothetical, "Caserio said. Honestly, I'm really focused on being the best version of myself every day. Honestly to me, boys see me after practice, I try to be the best husband and the best father of my children, and I get more joy than that from everything else. Ultimately, it will matter more than anything else. I'm blessed to be here and enjoy every day. Every day is a new opportunity to improve and become better and I'm focused on that. "
Although I do not say anything, he actually says a lot, saying that Caserio seems ready to explore other options, including the work of Texans after his contract expiring next year. he could have brought him down, saying he was flattered by the interest, but he really liked his situation in New England
But there was nothing of it, and you really can not blame him. doing in New England, which is a lot of – intelligence, preliminary work, terrain work is the year of work on the headphones during games – he still does not have the ultimate power when it comes to making decisions as it will always be Belichik
The 43-year-old is with the patriots of 2001 and has risen through the organization, but has not yet reached the top, although there is certainly a talent for it. "Belikik does not seem to go away soon and with his contract, what better time to look for other options and what better organization to go from Houston?
Former patriots Jack Pastibby and James Leipfert already have high roles in the front office, and Bill O'Brien as the head coach looks like a natural fit.
So while Caserio was not specifically dealing with rumors in Houston on Saturday, he almost did not.  Related : Observations of the Patriots Training Camp Day 3: The session was a perfect example of why not to read things