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Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:20 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2012 11:24 pm
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McDaniels could be headed home with Brady and Belichick. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Despite a miserable 2011 season as Rams offensive coordinator (St. Louis ranked 31st in yards per game and last in points per game), Josh McDaniels remains in pretty hot demand as a coach.

The former Broncos coach was actually the only Rams coach retained in a front-office purge, but St. Louis let it be known they'll release McDaniels from his contract. At this point he's a leading candidate for various openings in Kansas City, and now, he's set to interview with his old team, the Patriots.

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That last piece of news is courtesy of NFL Network's Albert Breer, who reports that the Pats have received permission to speak with McDaniels and will talk to him over the weekend about the offensive coordinator position vacated by Bill O'Brien's departure to Penn State.

McDaniels, of course, was O'Brien's predecessor, so there's a good chance that he'll ace the interview. Under McDaniels, the Pats offense was beyond prolific, scoring 589 points and ranking first in passing yards, total yards, points, touchdowns and net yards per attempt en route to a 16-0 regular season. (You may have heard of this team.)

Tom Curran of CSN New England noted that the "relationship [is] strong" between Bill Belichick and McDaniels, so it's unlikely that any burnt bridges would negate McDaniels desire to return.

Then there's this: wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, scheduled to be a free agent, already said he wants to go wherever McDaniels goes. Since he already knows McDaniels offense, it's likely he'd be a perfect fit in New England's offense (think a filthy rich man's Deion Branch?) as well, and combined with Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, could make the Pats offense absolutely deadly.

But McDaniels is also being courted by the Chiefs; if he's offered the head-coaching job in Kansas City, it might be too difficult for him to turn down in favor of returning to New England.

Given the choice between running the Chiefs offense and running the Patriots offense, however, it's hard to imagine him going anywhere other than New England.

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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:02 pm
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

      
;  Josh will wait to hear from KC before he makes any decision. The KC front office is familiar with Josh. Plus, Josh had success with Matt Cassel with NE in 2008. They missed the playoffs but were 11-5.

      
;  Matt did well in his second year in KC. His TD/INT ratio was better than Peyton's. Peyton had 33 TD's and 17 int's and Matt was 27-7. No, I do not believe Matt will ever play at Peyton's level, but he was effective and can make good decisions. I do hope to see Josh back in NE because Bill needs someone who has the cajones to say what he thinks. Romeo is the right guy (HC) in KC, but Josh would have a decent offense if Jamaal comes back healthy. Tough decision for him.


RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:49 am
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Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:43 am
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

McDaniels not going to KC, Crennel hired as head coach. 



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:40 am
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

Yes exactly.. It was all a covert operation to ruin the Broncos. I think they did that to themselves. And can you unoriginal haters find something else to hit on other than video taping which has already been proven used in many other teams? Whatever happens will happen... The Patriots are going to keep rolling so deal with it or shut the tv off.


LoveTallMen
Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:21 am
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Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:04 am
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

That was spot on friend!! Those are my exact feelings on that POS. GO BRONCOS



Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:52 am
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

I just figured it out. Belichick let McDaniels go to Denver to blow up the team. Why you ask? Well I compiled some numbers for you. Brady vs. the Broncos. In 7 regular season games that Brady has faced the Broncos, his numbers go way down all around. 58% completion per game, 262 passing yards per game, 1.71 tds per game, 87.79 qb rating. Again next year the Broncos play the Pat's. And McDaniels will probably be the OC in New England. Belichick is brilliant!! But I am still really angry at McDaniels for destroying my team.Laughing GO BRONCOS



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:19 am
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

The PATS would never be stupid enough to hire Teblow even for the scout team.  



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:58 am
 

Report: Pats set to interview Josh McDaniels

Tebow/McDaniels reunion in KC? Hope not for both of them. Smarter for him to return to NE. He could then bring in his boy Tebow and let him back-up Brady for 3-4 years. No better way for Tebow to get ready to start.



GoodTime
Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:46 am
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