New England Patriots captain Devin McCourty is amongst these excited by the return of Invoice O’Brien as offensive coordinator.
McCourty and O’Brien have historical past collectively, because the latter was a Patriots assistant from 2007-2011. He additionally frolicked at Alabama and was in a position to work a bit with Mac Jones in 2021, when Jones sought help in studying the Patriots’ playbook. Now, they are going to have the chance to work collectively in what is a vital yr for the offense as a unit.
McCourty sees O’Brien’s return as a constructive for Jones in 12 months 3, as transcribed by Zack Cox of NESN.com.
“I believe it’ll be nice,” mentioned McCourty. “I believe numerous instances, we assume how relationships will go, however I believe relationships are constructed, and I believe clearly, they’re going to have a reference to the entire Alabama stuff, Billy O simply coming from there and clearly Mac being two years eliminated. However I believe they’ll have a chance to construct a relationship, and that’ll kind into no matter is finest for them and the staff. …
“To play quarterback on this league, it’s important to be that ultra-competitive man that wishes to win each rep, that wishes to be meticulous in regards to the particulars and every thing that goes into it, so I don’t suppose that’ll be something new for both a type of guys working collectively.”
The working relationship between O’Brien and Jones shall be a welcome addition, because the Patriots offense seems to rebound from the struggles of final season.
Will probably be intriguing to see the totally different nuances O’Brien places into the offense, as his familiarity with Jones might result in a extra balanced unit.
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