Originally written on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 1/3/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
As we’ve talked about over the past few days, Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is in the news. His name was thrown around for the Penn State opening and now the Jaguars would like to speak with them for their head-coach opening. Of course, his goal is to be an NFL head coach more than a college coach, though it would seem the Penn State job drew some interest from him. O’Brien, by the way, was in the building today (right, in a Herald photo by Matt Stone.) Today, I asked Belichick what attributes O’Brien had that made him an attractive NFL coach. While Belichick clearly wasn’t getting into great detail (he likely doesn’t want a top lieutenant to leave), he did share some thoughts. “Yeah, he’s done a great job for us since he’s come here,” Belichick said quickly, before I even finished the question. “I mean, I really can’t speak to him on any other decision. So, but right now, our focus is just on getting our team through the bye week here and trying to do the most that we ca
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