Tuesday, February 3, 2015

O'Brien retires from coaching, will stay with Patriots

After six years as New England's Special Teams coach, Pat O'Brien is leaving on top.

The 57-year-old, who's been coaching in the NFL since his first job with Bill Belichick back in the early '90s, announced his retirement Tuesday, according to the team's website. He will reportedly stay with the organization, however, and his assistant, Joe Judge, will take the reins of the unit in 2015.

"I have never worked with a coach better than Scott O'Brien," Belichick said. "Scott is second to none at preparation, strategy, teaching, techniques, fundamentals, scouting and virtually any other aspect of team building, game planning or player development that exists in football. I thank Scott for making me a better coach, finding and developing countless players, and being such a tremendous asset at both organizations we worked together."

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