Bill O’Brien is the Last Chance for Jonnu Smith

January 28, 2023

When the Patriots hired Bill O’Brien earlier this week there was a collective sight of relief across New England. O’Brien, a proven offensive mind and play caller, would be a massive upgrade for a Patriots offense that was disjointed and underwhelming in 2022. Within O’Brien’s new offense is a player that the Patriots signed for huge money in 2021 that has been a massive disappointment since: tight end Jonnu Smith….

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Thanks to Belichick, things were worse than we thought with the Patriots offense.

January 27, 2023

  Thanks to a bombshell article in yesterday’s Boston Herald by Andrew Callahan and Karen Guergian, we got an inside look at just how dysfunctional the Patriots were offensively this season. According to sources who spoke to Callahan and Guergian on the condition of anonymity, the offensive staff was described as “disheveled” and that they were”scrambling” to get things done. One source went as far as to say “I love…

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Marcus Jones & Brenden Schooler make PFWA All-Rookie Team

January 24, 2023

Images courtesy of the New England Patriots While the 2022 season was ultimately one to forget for the Patriots’ special teams unit, two new guys did make quite an impact. Both Brenden Schooler and especially Marcus Jones were positive additions out of the rookie class and both of them were rewarded for good seasons by being voted to the Pro Football Writer’s Association All-Rookie Team, which was revealed on Tuesday….

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Adrian Klemm would be a home run hire as Patriots offensive line coach

January 24, 2023

The Patriots hired Bill O’Brien as their offensive line coach today but they may not be done. Former Patriots offensive lineman Adrian Klemm interviewed with the team for the offensive coordinator of position and could be a candidate to coach the offensive line. Klemm is currently the assistant head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach for the Oregon Ducks. Klemm was Bill Belichick’s first draft pick in 2000…

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Stone: Making the case for Brady’s return following news of O’Brien hire

January 24, 2023

Image courtesy of Matthew O’Haren/USA TODAY Sports Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots in 2023. Has. nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Whether you think he’s over the hill or believe he still has good football left in him (like I do), you’ve got to admit, it immediately brings back the memories. But in reality, is it all that crazy to think he could end up back here?…

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Sarianides: 5 ways the Patriots offense will improve schematically with Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2023

The Patriots have officially hired Bill O’Brien as their offensive coordinator. So what can we expect now schematically? Well, one thing is for sure. The Patriots offense will have a much clearer identity in 2023 than they had last season. Gone are the days of 12 screens a game and route concepts that bleed into each other. The Patriots will return to their roots offensively but with some modern updates….

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O’Brien set to be new OC for the Patriots, what’s it mean for 2023?

January 24, 2023

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots Patriots’ fans year-long nightmare is over. The forward pass will be returning to Gillette Stadium in 2023. Multiple reports this morning had Bill O’Brien returning to New England to be the offensive coordinator of the Patriots. Someone who actually knows offense will be calling plays in 2023, pretty interesting concept huh? O’Brien will return to the organization for the first time since 2011…

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Lyons: Jerod Mayo could be the next Patriots Head Coach

January 23, 2023

On Sunday, Albert Breer reported that Jerod Mayo sat in on Offensive Coordinator interviews that were conducted by Bill Belichick last week. This came on the heals of the team releasing an unprecedented statement that they were working on an extension with Mayo. He has been on the Patriots coaching staff since 2019 and played for the team for eight seasons. Put all this together and one conclusion becomes apparent:…

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Jerod Mayo sitting in on offensive coordinator interviews is strictly to help him

January 23, 2023

In our never ending quest to figure out who might replace Bill Belichick some day, we have tabbed Jerod Mayo as the latest heir apparent. Mayo signed a contract extension with the team two weeks ago and was expected to be named the Patriots defensive coordinator. Many including myself have speculated that Mayo sticking around and turning down heading coaching interviews is a sign that he might be the coach…

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Shrine Bowl opportunity is a good opportunity for Troy Brown and the Patriots staff

January 23, 2023

According to sources, Patriots wide receivers and returners coach Troy Brown was named the head coach of the West In the East West Shrine game. The game will take place on Thursday February 2nd in Las Vegas. Brown along with offensive assistant Ross Douglas will coach the offense. Douglas will be the offensive coordinator. Cornerbacks coach Mike Pellegrino and safeties coach Brian Belichick are going to coach the defense. Coaching in…

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