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Patriots hire former OC Bill O'Brien to get offense back on track

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New England surely hopes O’Brien will bring a blend of competence and creativity to an offense that finished 17th in the NFL in points per game and had the seventh-fewest yards per game. (The defense boosted the points-scored total with an NFL-high seven touchdowns.) And perhaps those measurements fail to represent New England’s off-year on offense.

Most notably, second-year quarterback Mac Jones regressed. He saw his stats decline in just about every category: completion percentage, yards per attempt, passing yards and touchdown totals. Jones’ regression led to a downturn for some of his favorite weapons, including tight end Hunter Henry and receivers Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor — all of whom were hefty free-agent signings from the team’s big-spending 2022 offseason. 

Though the team did not name an offensive coordinator in 2022, Matt Patricia called plays for the unit and was widely considered the team’s leader on offense. It’s unclear what his role will be with the team in 2023 — his official title last season was senior football advisor and offensive line coach.

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