Bill O’Brien interviewed for Patriots offensive coordinator today

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Bill O’Brien has been mentioned for weeks as a potential offensive coordinator of the Patriots, and now he has formally interviewed for the job.

O’Brien interviewed today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The 53-year-old O’Brien has spent the last two seasons as offensive coordinator at Alabama. He previously served as head coach of the Texans, and before that at Penn State.

O’Brien previously spent five seasons in New England, getting promoted from offensive assistant to wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach and finally to offensive coordinator in 2011, his final year with the Patriots.

18 responses to “Bill O’Brien interviewed for Patriots offensive coordinator today

  1. Pat’s fan here and would rather not see O’Brien get the job. He is likely a 1 or 2 year rental for an OC before he leaves. Would rather see the Pat’s rebuild their offensive staff with quality coaches and have depth so the next OC is already on the staff.

  2. I’m as about lukewarm on this as I’ve heard O’brien is. Although, the Krafts seem to want him. Let’s forget the ‘good ol’boy network and start keeping up with today’s game. Not to forget what made the Pats a great dynasty, but a little modern, outside the box thinking wouldn’t hurt.

  3. Makes more sense than Patricia in the role.

    Would have been nice if the team worked this hard to find a qualified OC a year ago but better late then never I guess.

  4. BOB is okay just do not let him get involved with personnel. Hard to forget the Hopkins trade.

  5. O’Brien and Mac yelling at each other on the side line will be entertaining. O’Brien is a capable offensive coordinator so Pats will know if they have a QB or bust with Mac Jones.

  6. Yikes. The dude single handedly brought down the Alabama dynasty with his terrible offensive play calls.

  7. Tom Brady was integral in making the Pats a great dynasty. Bringing back guys like Matt Patricia or O’Brien aren’t going to matter. People have some strange belief that defense expert Bill Belichick made Brady. He didn’t- but he clearly saw something in Brady and gave him his chance.

    If Belichick was that good with QB’s, clearly he would have identified and mentored another good one in the past 10 years to put in the pipeline to take Brady’s place.

  8. Old veteran HC wants an old veteran DC that he knows really well, will be a dine deal soon.

  9. Brady without Belichick: 1 Super Bowl at age 44, 3 straight playoff appearances (5-2 record), 32-18 regular season record after leaving BB.

    Belichick without Brady: 0 Super Bowl appearances, 1 playoff appearance (0-1), 25-25 regular season record after Brady left (in the prior year before Brady left, Pats were 12-4)

    How is it possible that Mac Jones regressed under the tutelage of the QB whisperer?

  10. How is it possible that Mac Jones regressed under the tutelage of the QB whisperer?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    July, 26, 2022
    PFT : Bill Belichick sees “dramatic improvement” in Mac Jones Belichick the garbage had no clue what to watch.

    Belichick the garbage had no clue what to watch. Actually, the garbage didn’t even know that it was THE TIME QB threw the balls that made the offense work, otherwise he wouldn’t have signed Cam Newton.

  11. johnnylarue says:
    January 19, 2023 at 5:14 pm
    Brady without Belichick: 1 Super Bowl at age 44, 3 straight playoff appearances (5-2 record), 32-18 regular season record after leaving BB.

    Belichick without Brady: 0 Super Bowl appearances, 1 playoff appearance (0-1), 25-25 regular season record after Brady left (in the prior year before Brady left, Pats were 12-4)

    How is it possible that Mac Jones regressed under the tutelage of the QB whisperer?
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    This is just foolish… Brady left to a STACKED team that was only missing a QB & THEN got Gronk & the psycho yet gifted AB on top of that…..
    Bill got 7 wins with Cam( amazing) & 10 wins the following year with a ROOKIE QB…. This year Bill hosed the entire team….that much I’ll give you…

  12. kissbillsrings,

    Compare Pats between 2001 and 2006 to Browns in 90s under Belichick, you will see that the talents were on the same level.

    Belichick was and is always a garbage offense, and his defense itself was not even good enough to make a team a legitimate playoff contender. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT IN LAST 3 SEASONS. That is why he was never even able to win a divisional title without Brady.

    In Giants, while Parcel gave Belichick all the resources a DC could ask for to build defense, Parcel still gave him top offense in 1986 with a RB of 1500+ yards; in 1990 season playoff, Parcel’s offense stayed on field for 39 minutes in NFCCG against 49ers, and 40+ minutes in SB against Bills.

  13. Mac has reached his ceiling, there is little Belichick can do about that. The team is good enough to contend with an above average QB play.

  14. If you want to bring back an ex coach, bring back Brady. He has more experience running an offense than anyone. Patricia can keep his job if he stay out of the way.

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