Again, what is the basis for your assertion that this was Bill's plan all along? Do you have anything to back this up or is this just your opinion?
Jees, I told myself I wouldn't get roped back into this morass.
My suppositions are based on a series of FACTS
1. Josh left and took THREE offensive assistants with him. So the Pats lost their OC, QB coach, OL coach, and WR coach, Fears retired . They were left with an assistant OL coach, (Yates) and assistant RB (Sunseiri) coach, TE's coach Calley and Troy Brown. Plus a couple of every young "offensive assistants who are on coaching fellowships.
2. BOB was unavailable for the 2022 season, but would be in 2023.
3. Bill had already brought back Judge and Patricia and they were doing other things in the organization when Josh decided to leave.
4. At THAT point Bill never looked outside the organization for a separate OC or QB coach or OL coaches. No one interviewed. Then before camp Patricia and Judge were introduced as OL and QB coach and everyone was left to guess who was going to call the plays and or coordinate the offense.
5. Fast forward to the next season and BOB - a successful OC and pretty successful HC in both college and the Pros. DOESN'T take any HC interviews in either college or the Pros and only ONE OC interview. Before being hired by the Pats less than a week after the interview. NONE of the 5 OC candidates had a 2nd interview, INCLUDING O'Brien.
Those are the undisputed FACTS.
Now even in YOUR hate addled tiny brain, it shouldn't take much of an effort to infer that Bill had a plan in place for BOB to take over in 2023 and cobbled together a holding action for 2022. BOB is clearly Bill's choice to lead the Pats offense until he rides off into the sunset in a few years and he was willing to wait for him rather than pursue someone new and unfamiliar with the Pats offensive system and language.
This isn't some revisionist history that I'm making up out of whole cloth. This is simply following the CLEARLY defined dots.
NOW if over the next 3 seasons if the offense improves year to year and we end up vying for AFCCG's and Superbowls, then Bill absolutely made the right choice along with a LOT of other choices if that's to happen in a utra competitive conference. If it doesn't happen you can say you were right.
2 final points - Sorry about venting in the above paragraph. It's late. 2nd, Ring6 probably articulated the logic of Bill's decisions better than I have. check it out, Bottom line - Bill HAD a plan. It made sense based on past events and the situation that presented itself. He had a plan when he arrived in 2000 - It didn't look too good after a 5-11 start, but it got better from there, right?