Report: Patriots to hire martial arts expert as consultant for 2018 season to help with pass rush

Ryan Hannable
May 14, 2018 - 10:20 am

The Patriots' pass rush seems like an area that can be improved from the 2017 season, and apparently the team is taking a unique approach to help.

According to The Boston Globe, the Patriots are hiring martial arts expert Joe Kim as a consultant for the 2018 season.

This isn't the first time Kim has worked with a NFL team, including with Bill Belichick. Belichick hired him back in 1992 when he was head coach of the Browns as an assistant strength coach/pass rush specialist and he worked with the team for a few seasons.

Kim has a deep background in Taekwondo and therefore helps pass rushers with their hand placement and technique.

The report says Kim will spend most of his time working alongside defensive line coach Brendan Daly.

Players like Adrian Clayborn, Derek Rivers, Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise Jr. figure to spend the most time working with Kim.

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