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Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:37 am
Edited on: January 8, 2012 1:18 pm
 
Josh McDaniels will join New England immediately (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

With the news that Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has taken the Penn State head coaching job, we told you Josh McDaniels was scheduled to interview for his old job in New England. The Associated Press has confirmed that not only will McDaniels get that job, beginning in 2012, but he’ll join the team immediately in time for this year’s playoffs.

The story was originally reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

McDaniels had a terrible year in his only season as the Rams offensive coordinator -- St. Louis ranked 31st in yards gained and dead last in points scored -- but he had so much success previously in New England that the move makes perfect sense from  a Patriots perspective. O'Brien, meanwhile, will return to New England until the season is finished.

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Ever since leaving New England, though, McDaniels hasn't had a real good run of success. When he took over the Broncos head coaching job, the team started the year 6-0, but during the rest of the 2009 season and into 2010, Denver lost 17 of 22 games. He was fired 13 games into last season. Then, he took the Rams offensive coordinator job under head coach Steve Spagnuolo, but that offense, through injuries and a unit that had a tough time adjusting to the new scheme, was a disaster.

Now, McDaniels returns to the position he held from 2006-08, when the Patriots never finished lower than 11th in total offense and were the top NFL offense in 2007.

The Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the AFC, and they won't have to play until next Saturday in Foxboro, so McDaniels would have at least a week to reingratiate himself to the team. As CSNNE's Tom E. Curran retweets, McDaniels' offense already has faced the Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Packers and Saints this year, and that would help New England's prep if it has to face those squads in the postseason (out of those teams, the Patriots have played only Pittsburgh this year).

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tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:39 am
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Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:40 am
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

What time is the Jet's game today?



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:35 am
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Brian8ball, Your team is an * that symblizes all talk no rings.  We sweeped you right out of the division title as well as the playoffs with our quote unquote horrific defense.  For you to even speak on the Pats puts you out of pocket.  You should focus on your own lockerroom because last time I checked it was disfunctional.  The fact that the Pats have McDaniels is an immediate upgrade for our offense and he will definately help us going forward.  I think this is a great move for the Pats but we need help on defense more than anything.Cool


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:09 am
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Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:03 am
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

How is Brady with three Super Bowls and a undefeated loss in the other ever been average?  That is not even counting his other seasons you halfwit!
 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:49 am
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Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:16 am
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

josh mcdaniels has a job. good. even egomaniacs with a low talent profile deserve to have a job



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 12:02 am
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Nice to see McDaniels and the Patriots reunited. Not every team or town would be supportive of a coach who employs such tactics as videotaping opponent’s practices. Can you believe Denver actually ran him out of town for this and another poor coaching decisions?




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:56 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

SORRY I MISSPELLED FUTURE




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:55 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

LOOKS LIKE IN THE FUTUER LUCK AGAINST MALLET. ANY COMMENTS.


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