The New England Patriots offense wanted to make some modifications this offseason, they usually began by bringing again Bill O’Brien as their offensive coordinator. The final time O’Brien was on the identical sideline as head coach Bill Belichick, his quarterback was Tom Brady. This time, it’s a nonetheless growing Mac Jones, and O’Brien is hoping to take him to the subsequent degree.
O’Brien has a lofty problem forward of him, however involves the function with years of expertise on the skilled degree. The offensive coordinator is coming in with the mindset that everybody is getting a recent begin. The struggles of the crew’s offense final season are being put to the aspect for now, and he’s simply waiting for how it may be the most effective crew potential.
“I believe the large factor for us proper now could be everyone begins with a clear slate. I believe that yearly is completely different,” O’Brien stated Tuesday on the quarterback state of affairs (by way of NFL.com). “I believe this 12 months is not any completely different than another 12 months relative to every 12 months within the NFL is completely different, proper? So, what you probably did up to now, whether or not it is a participant or coach or anyone within the group, actually has no bearing on what occurs shifting ahead. So like, we simply began yesterday and we’re wanting ahead to having a superb Phase 1 after which a superb Phase 2 after which a superb Phase 3 and that is sort of what it is all about.”
Last season, Jones went 6-8 within the 14 video games he performed in, ending the common season with 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. It was clear his decision-making and skill to attach together with his receivers wanted work, and O’Brien’s management may undoubtedly assist him enhance in these areas.
This offseason, Belichick has not dedicated to a quarterback, and there have been rumors that the Patriots have been buying Jones over rigidity inside the crew.
O’Brien is adamant that the previous won’t affect how he approaches his job this season. He already has excessive reward for his expertise in New England up to now and has spent a while with the gamers.
“Yeah, it has been good. It’s been actually good. Good employees, nice guys,” O’Brien stated. “Just began with the gamers yesterday and that is been good. Great attendance up to now. You know, the entire thing main as much as this era is a lifeless interval, so that is the primary time we have really had an opportunity to be with gamers and that is actually thrilling as a result of that is what it is all about on the teaching finish of it. So it has been good.”
O’Brien first joined the Patriots in 2007 and was there till 2011, serving as an offensive assistant, extensive receivers coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach throughout that point.
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