Bill O’Brien ‘Couldn’t Pass Up’ Patriots Return

Bill O’Brien is the New England Patriots offensive coordinator and he couldn’t be happier about his return. The Patriots decided to bring back a familiar name and solve some of the issues they had in 2022.

O’Brien had a few good reasons to come back to New England and he is determined to get the best of this opportunity. The Patriots gave him a role on the offense in 2007 and he became a key member of Bill Belichick’s coaching staff. O’Brien left the Patriots in 2012 and became the college head coach at Penn State University. He did return to the NFL to coach the Houston Texans for six years. College football was a thing in his career and O’Brien spent two seasons as an offensive coordinator at Alabama. He is back in New England now!

“I’ve had a lot of different experiences, but at the end of the day, the opportunity to come back here presented itself, and it was something I couldn’t pass up,” O’Brien said. “So I hope maybe I can bring some of those experiences to the table here and help our football team.”

Bill O’Brien to get the best of his return to the Patriots

Matt Groh and other members of the Patriots coaching staff are happy to see O’Brien join the squad. He has great experience which is more than helpful for Pats players.

“My first year coming in, I was able to spend some time with Billy O,” Groh said. “So, we go back a little bit of ways. With him being in college and me visiting Alabama, I’ve been able to kind of rekindle a little bit of that. But it’s great to have him on board. All our coaches are out there just trying to get these guys ready for this game Thursday night.”

O’Brien will be super busy next season. The Patriots are coming off of a poor season and O’Brien will use every bit of his experience to elevate their offense. It’s time for a change and the new Patriots OC has embraced the challenge.

“We’re just really trying to go out there and beat the East team right now,” Groh said. “So, we’ve got a long ways to go before that happens. Just trying to get these young men out there … the best chance to succeed and, really, hopefully, prepare them. This is a great opportunity for them to try to get to know a pro system, a pro coaching staff, a pro way of going about things.”