BSO- “I think it’s one thing when you’re coaching the kids and involved in football and practices,” said Anne O’Brien, Bill O’Brien’s mother.
She says it’s another thing when the whole world is watching, adding that the profanity just isn’t her boy.
“To be honest with you, he doesn’t talk like that when he’s home at all. Well, he’s never talked that way around me,” she said.
Don't worry Mrs. O'Brien, we know your son isn't disrespectful. We know he was raised right and didn't cuss in the house. Unfortunately for you and your overly sensitive ears, he took up a profession where cursing is an occupational hazard. You know what Bill O'Brien wasn't doing growing up? He wasn't constantly in a room with anywhere between 100 and 53 football players trying to motivate all of them to perform to the best of their abilities. If anything, a well placed 'fuck' or 'shit' is just a good space eater. NFL coaches aren't professional public speakers. They are not what I would call wordsmiths. They are football minds that are put in position to speak literally everyday, all day. Occasionally there is going to be times when the words aren't coming to them. It's those times when you just throw in a bunch of profanity so you aren't stuttering through a monologue to the defensive line about losing containment on the edge.
Furthermore, you aren't getting the full attention of bunch of physical freaks that were basically born to hit and hurt people if you aren't using aggressive language. It's easy to ignore someone when you think they are just talking at you instead of to you. Well, chastising them through inappropriate language lets them know who is in charge. It lets them know the severity of the situation. Constructive criticism doesn't get results if it's whispered into a player's ear as he's being patted on the back. This isn't Pop Warner. Sometimes fear is a hell of a motivator. I remember when Rex Ryan was on 'Hard Knocks' and everyone thought it was a big deal how much he was cursing. Then the years went on, and the NHL did their '24/7' show, and people started to realize that 90% of professional coaches in extremely physical sports have potty mouthes inside the locker room. All in all, it really shouldn't be that surprising. Just because Bill O'Brien doesn't make a habit of berating his mother, it doesn't mean that there is nothing that comes out of berating his players. Plus, it make fucking fantastic television, so stop being such a pussy Mrs. O'Brien.