A ghost to revive the attack of the Pats

A ghost to revive the attack of the “Pats”?

Things haven’t been easy for the New England Patriots offense for several seasons, and the return of a former offensive coordinator seems on the cards.

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On Tuesday, the NBC Sports Network hinted that the “Pats” are attempting to repatriate Bill O’Brien into their bosom.

The 53-year-old served in multiple roles on the New England offense from 2007 to 2011, playing in his second season with the club. He then served as the head coach of the Houston Texans from 2014 to 2020 and held a 52-48 record. For the past two years he has led the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide offensive.

The Patriots have not used an official offensive coordinator this season. Matt Patricia and Joe Judge shared the excitement of the games, with the team explaining that it’s a “collaborative process.”

The “Pats” ranked 21st in yards and touchdowns via aerial plays in the 2022 NFL. They also finished 24th in rushing yards.

Mac Jones has played behind center for two seasons. The 15th overall winner in the 2021 draft found it somewhat more difficult in his second round.

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The return of a former employee would not be a first for the Patriots, who adopted the habit on orders from head coach Bill Belichick.

After serving seven years (2001-2008) on the club’s offensive line, Josh McDaniels was the head coach of the Denver Broncos (2009-2010). He then served as offensive coordinator for the Pats for 10 more campaigns (2012-2021).

During McDaniels’ senior year, Patricia made a comeback after serving as the head coach of the Detroit Lions (2018-20). Before getting this opportunity, he had been on the Patriots coaching staff for 14 years (2004-2017).