The New England Patriots offensive coaching staff has a bit of a different look in 2022.With former offensive coordinator , the Pats offense will have some new faces calling the shots for the first time since 2012. Vinnie SunseriVinnie Sunseri, PatriotsIvan FearsHowever, the Pats have found themselves in search of more than just a new OC.Since January, longtime Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears has been Giannis Antetokounmpo Jersey rumored to be calling it a career after 31 seasons as an NFL a sistant coach. While a formal announcement has yet to be made by Fears, or the team, his conspicuous absence from offseason workouts and rookie minicamp has all but been confirmed.While much of the Patriots offensive output has been criticized by fans and media alike, their running backs performed well in 2021. Under Fears direction, New England ranked eighth with 124.4 rushing yards per game led by Damien Harris and rookie Rhamondre Stevenson. The duo is again expected to be a key component in the Patriots offensive game planning for the upcoming seasons. Undoubtedly, Fears experience and coaching acumen played a major role in the units succe s on the field last season. Matthew Dellavedova Jersey With Fears riding off into the sunset, who will be the next coach up?By all accounts it's Vinnie Sunseri, who a sisted Fears in 2021 and looks to be the heir-apparent to coach the Pats rushers in 2022. And, for those who are wondering if the Pats young a sistant is up to the challenge, it is clear that Fears has prepared him well. Scroll to Continue"Nothing has changed. I'm doing exactly what I did last year, working with the running backs," Sunseri told reporters via video conference on Tuesday. Much like his predece sor, Sunseri remains focused on the task at hand, without distraction. The 28-year-old began his coaching career as a graduate a sistant at his alma mater, the University of Alabama, under known Belichick-a sociate, Nick Saban. Sunseri coached alongside his brother Thon Maker Jersey , Tino, who also was a graduate a sistant and his father, Sal, who is the Crimson Tides linebackers OJ Mayo Jersey coach. In 2020 he was hired by the New England Patriots in a support staff role. In 2021, Sunseri was named an a sistant running backs coach; shadowing Fears while developing solid relationships with Harris, Stevenson, veteran Brandon Bolden and second-year back J.J. Taylor. Sunseri also had a brief playing stint with the Patriots, as well. He spent training camp with New England in 2016 and was later signed to their practice squad. In October of 2016, Sunseri was released by the Patriots and signed to the 49ers practice squad in November. Shortly after, he was promoted to San Francisco's active roster, playing in six games and registering four defensive tackles.Bill Belichick, Matt PatriciaJoe Judge, Bill BelichickBill Belichick, Josh McDanielsAs the Patriots continue their offseason workout program, Sunseri is eager to hit the field with the teams running backs. With OTA, minicamp and training camp still ahead, the Pats coach realizes that this time is vital to the development John Henson Jersey of a promising unit which includes capable veterans .Thats what this time is all about.teaching, strength and conditioning, Sunseri said. We have an exciting group and its great to work with these guys.Sunseri may have miles to go in order to fill Fears shoes. However, in true Patriots fashion, he will take it one step at a timeand it is looking good so far.