The Patriots hired Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator, reuniting him with Bill Belichick, per report

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the New England Patriots They name Bill O’Brien as their new offensive coordinator, According to an ESPN report. O’Brien returns to the Patriots after a decade away from the team. He was an offensive assistant, wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach, and offensive coordinator with the Patriots from 2007 to 2011, under head coach Bill Belichick.

When O’Brien was a member of the staff from 2007-11, New England’s offense led the league with 30.7 points per game and was second with 393.1 yards per game. O’Brien was in New England when Tom Brady He was in the middle – and now he will be entrusted with grooming Mac Jonesas the former first round head into his third year as a starter.

The Patriots needed a stable offensive mind after head coach Bill Belichick went with former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as his primary caller going into the 2022 season. New England ranked 26th in yards per game (314.6) and was 25th in steals (1.63) and 27th. in yards per game (27.8). Jones took a step back in sophomore year as a result, finishing with a completion rate of 65.2% with 2,997 yards with 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and an 84.8 passer rating.

O’Brien has spent the last two seasons as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, as the Crimson Tide finished tied for fourth in scoring – averaging 40.8 points per game. In his first season as Alabama’s primary caller, O’Brien’s offense averaged 39.9 points per game and 488.3 yards per game—both top 10 in the country.

O’Brien was the head coach Houston Tx From 2014-20, where he went 52-48 and won four AFC South titles. He led the Texans to three straight winning seasons for the first time in franchise history and back-to-back AFC Championships. He also served as Houston’s general manager later in his tenure and was fired as coach and general manager of the Texans after an 0-4 start to the 2020 season.

Previous NFL The head coach also led Penn State to a 15-9 record after the school faced unprecedented penalties in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal, showing his commitment to leading a program and building on that success with an NFL head coaching job.

O’Brien is finally back in the NFL, where it all began in New England. This time, he’ll be tasked with activating the Patriots’ attack and helping turn Belichick’s latest narrative on the decline.

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