Eric Rueb   | The Providence Journal

Bill Belichick wasn’t trying to mold Kliff Kingsbury into a coach. It just kind of happened that way. 

The New England Patriots selected Kingsbury out of Texas Tech in the 2003 draft, the 201st overall pick, with eyes on developing him into a suitable backup for Tom Brady.  

It never worked out for Kingsbury as a player. Coaching has been a different story and now, the sixth-round pick who spent time pouring over film for Belichick will be on the opposite sideline, trying to beat him. 

Kingsbury’s New England career was brief but meaningful. He was placed on injured reserve in 2003 and didn’t play a snap in New England.

Injured reserve doesn’t mean your education stops. The Patriots had Kingsbury in the film room learning the team’s offense,

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