Since the hire of Bill O'Brien was made official, any time an offensive Patriots player has been asked to share their reaction to working with their new signal caller, it has been nothing but positive responses.
From Mac Jones to Mike Gesicki, O'Brien has reportedly made an overwhelmingly positive impression upon his return so far.
But one Patriots' great is warning those players, as he has years of experience seeing how O'Brien coaches firsthand.
During the Wednesday episode of NFL Live, Tedy Bruschi reacted to the latest comments on his former offensive coordinator, revealing the team is yet to see all aspects of who he is, as they are in the more laid back part of the offseason.
"Everything’s roses right now because in the mini-camps it’s all about friendships and relationships and developing rapport. That’s what he’s doing right now.
They call him ‘Teapot‘ for a reason because that teapot will simmer and simmer and simmer, and pretty soon, that’s going to whistle off. Bill O’Brien is a little bit of a hot-head. He wants things done a certain way, and eventually, when the pressure starts ramping up, that’s when all of these players will know this is business."
Bruschi is certainly spot on with his assessment of O'Brien, and his words should be taken seriously considering he was on the team when O'Brien first began working there. But do the Patriots players really need a warning?
It's possible O'Brien is exactly the same as he was back in 2007 and 2008, but it's also possible he's not as hotheaded as he once was.
Regardless of what his attitude may be at this point, it doesn't necessarily mean the opinions of him will dramatically change from what they are now.
Time will definitely tell if they do, though, especially when you recall how the offense's mood changed quickly when working with Matt Patricia last summer. But as of right now, it's looking mighty good in New England for a bounce-back season offensively.