The return of Bill O’Brien as New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach will come after one of the most dysfunctional seasons in the Bill Belichick Era, according to the Boston Herald. The team’s 18.2 offensive points per game were its worst since Year 1 under Belichick in 2000, while its third-down and red zone offense were both the worst in Belichick’s 23 seasons as Patriots head coach.
2022 Patriots offense
Offensive points per game
Total yards per game
Red zone touchdown percentage
* Worst in Bill Belichick Era (since 2000)
O’Brien experienced great success running the Patriots offense as the play-caller in 2011 when the team reached the Super Bowl, and just like Matt Patricia and Joe Judge — the two longtime Belichick coaches who ran the offense in 2022 — he’s an example of the 70-year-old head coach’s living embodiment of the DJ Khaled and Drake hit, “No New Friends.”
O’Brien’s major task is to reignite the development of 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year runner-up Mac Jones, who took a step back in 2022 under Patricia and Judge. He finished his second season with pedestrian numbers: a completion rate of 65.2% with 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions to go along with an 84.8 passer rating.
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Author : Garrett Podell
Publish date : 2023-01-26 20:34:11
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