It Is What It Is As good a coach as Belichick has ever been around I don't know that I would go that far with the hyperbole in a statement about O'Brien, but regardless - here's a column about the Pats' special teams coach. â€śIâ€™ve coached with Scott going all the way back to 1991,â€ť Belichick said on Sunday. â€śHe is very passionate. He really probably as good a coach as Iâ€™ve ever been around. Heâ€™s very thorough, great knowledge, work ethic and good ability to communicate with the players and motivate the players. â€śHeâ€™s so thorough in his knowledge in understanding of the subjects heâ€™s teaching that you gain an instant respect for him,â€ť Belichick said. â€śI donâ€™t think anybody knows any more about the kicking game and the different components of it than Scott does. But at the same time, he is a flexible guy, creative. He understands that players are different and games are different. â€śYou have to be able to adapt and adjust and heâ€™s had a lot of experience doing that. I do think he brings a good passion to the game. Heâ€™s just an outstanding in every aspect, personnel evaluation, game-planning strategy, fundamental teaching at every position in the kicking, including the specialists. Heâ€™s probably as good a coach as Iâ€™ve ever had the privilege to work with,â€ť Belichick added.