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Nov 15, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Bill Belichick Lauds Appointment Of Bill O’Brien As OC

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the experience of new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien will be invaluable to New England.

“Bill’s great to work with,” Bill Belichick said. 

“A really experienced coach, has a good feel for all aspects of the game. He’s been a head coach, and it’s different than when it was the last time. He’s had that experience handling all types of things besides just being an offensive coordinator. So, yeah, he brings a lot of experience, a lot of confidence. It’s great to have Bill.”


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Bill Belichick was less emphatic on who exactly O’Brien will be calling plays for when next season starts. Mac Jones had a stop-start 2022 after an encouraging Pro Bowl rookie year.

Jones had 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 214 passing yards per game on the way to a 6-8 starting record. The fans were more excited about Bailey Zappe, who had five touchdowns, three interceptions and 193.5 yards per game in four appearances.

“He had a good offseason, really good,” Belichick said of Jones. “That’s why he was recognized. On and off the field, participation, production, yeah.”

However, the longtime Patriots coach left it an open question as to whether Jones would remain the starter.


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“Everybody is out here competing, all 90 guys,” he said. “That’s what we’re all here for is to go out and compete.

Everybody is out here competing. Everybody is out here competing, that’s what everybody is doing.”

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