Heading into 2010, things had to change. And who knew what the Patriots were going to be able to get out of Welker after ACL surgery?
Just like he does after every season, Belichick stood in front of his staff on that lousy January day and distributed the postseason tasks: study your group, and find out a way to get better. ASAP.
For quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien, who was the de facto offensive coordinator, that meant a total retooling.
When it comes to coaching and philosophy, Belichick is not stuck in his ways. He is open to new ideas.