New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick discussed the possibility that he might lose his assistant coaches to other teams in the offseason. It was earlier reported that several teams have asked permission from the Patriots to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, and linebackers coach Brian Flores. In addition, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort have received interest from other teams for various jobs.

In Tuesday’s interview with Dale & Holley with Keefe, Belichick said that the development is not in his control, but he has kept a “very open line of communication” with all parties involved in terms of interviewing with other teams.

“It’s not being the first time that it has come up, so this has been quite a while now. But, we’ll see how it plays out and take it as it comes. It’s not anything I can control,” said the Patriots' head coach.

Some coaches sought Belichick’s advice

Belichick revealed that some of the names involved have asked for his advice, but he refused to reveal details, saying, “those conversations will remain private between myself and the parties involved." "We’ve talked about a lot of things over a long period of time," he said. "This isn’t something that just suddenly happened that we haven’t experienced before. We’ve had a lot of conversations,” said Belichick. As of now, the Patriots are scheduled to practice Wednesday and Thursday before getting the weekend off. The team’s preparation will ramp up next week before their divisional round game on January 13.

Belichick’s OC, DC eyed by several teams

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Giants have asked permission from the Patriots [VIDEO] to interview Patricia and McDaniels for their vacant head coaching job. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is eyeing either Patricia or McDaniels for the position that was vacated after they fired Ben McAdoo on December 4.

The Arizona Cardinals also asked permission to interview Patricia and Flores [VIDEO]. Patricia is also scheduled to be interviewed by the Detroit Lions as a possible replacement for Jim Caldwell, who was fired after the team missed the playoffs. McDaniels, for his part, will be interviewed by the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears. The Colts and the Bears fired Chuck Pagano and John Fox, respectively.