Invoice Belichick is reportedly ‘delegating’ all of Patriots’ offensive duties to Invoice O’Brien


O’Brien’s return to Foxboro ought to present a steadying presence to the Patriots’ offense in 2023.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (left) and Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (right) shake hands after New England's victory. The New England Patriots hosted the Houston Texans in a Thursday night NFL regular season football game.
Invoice Belichick is giving Invoice O’Brien loads of leeway in his dealing with of New England’s offense in 2023. (Globe Employees Picture/Jim Davis)

After a dysfunctional 2022 season the place a Matt Patricia-led offense created complications for each Invoice Belichick and his gamers, issues appear to be returning to regular on New England’s teaching workers.

After taking part in an lively position within the Patriots’ offensive schemes final 12 months, Belichick is reportedly taking a way more hands-off strategy now that Invoice O’Brien has taken the reins because the workforce’s offensive coordinator.

In accordance with Albert Breer of Sports activities Illustrated, Belichick’s dynamic with O’Brien is just like the connection he had with Josh McDaniels for a few years. 

With a gradual hand steering the ship on offense, Belichick can now divert his consideration to different areas of the roster in 2023 and past.

“As for any lingering points between [Mac] Jones and Belichick, it was far more durable to determine whether or not the needle’s moved a lot on that relationship in any respect,” Breer wrote. “There was no come-to-Jesus assembly on the finish of the final season on how all the pieces got here undone, and my understanding is Jones has spent his time with O’Brien, with Belichick largely delegating all issues offense to his new/outdated coordinator, in a siloed-off mannequin that feels, to these there, far more like how issues have been when Josh McDaniels was round a few years in the past.”

O’Brien’s return to Foxboro ought to current a steadying presence to an space of the roster that was usually in disarray final fall. O’Brien’s familiarity with each McDaniels’ offensive gameplan and the College of Alabama’s playbook ought to assist Jones after a lackluster sophomore marketing campaign within the NFL ranks.

It’s powerful to make any sweeping statements on the state of New England’s offense within the first week of June. However Jones provided up a constructive endorsement of O’Brien throughout his first media availability on the workforce’s OTA classes at Gillette Stadium.

“Every part he’s accomplished thus far has been actually good,” Jones mentioned of O’Brien final week. “I feel the communication is a very powerful half, and belief. I feel all of it begins with that whenever you’re with a brand new coach, and he’s accomplished an amazing job in controlling the room. I really feel like everybody’s on the identical web page. We’ve simply acquired to proceed to do it.

“It’s a marathon, not a dash. We all know that, and he’s clearly had nice expertise within the NFL and at Alabama, the place I used to be at, so there’s a variety of good things that we’ve talked about. I’m simply trying ahead to working with him.”