Bill O'Brien was OC in 2011 and he maintained play calling duties through Super Bowl XLVI. Arguably he was dividing his time, since Penn State hired him on Jan 7. Josh McDaniels worked for the Rams in 2011. He did re-join the Patriots in the 2011 playoffs, as an offensive assistant, after the Rams fired Steve Spagnuolo as head coach and advised Josh that there was no guarantee that the next head coach would retain him. repeating, Bill O'Brien called plays in that SB. Did Josh help with the game plan? Maybe. To blame him for the loss is absurd.