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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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Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:36 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

How can you say that?

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:34 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

That's exactly where McCheatie belong.  Now him and Bellicheat, and the NFL officiating crews can tray to make Tom Pantys contenders again...or maybe not...defense still wins championships and the Cheatriots have none.  

Oh, and in the photo McCheatie is checking to see if Tom threw his panties at an official to get a flag against the opposing team's defense because they were actually good.... fuck those assholes.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:32 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

I don't know who started the ass slap.  Personally, I think it's gay.  Why not a pat on the back?

Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:24 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Pats basement still 1000 times better than the Broncos Mansion

Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:54 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

The can get rid of Ocho and grab a guy to help that running game
They'll get rid of ocho for sure. But Kevin Faulk is at the end of the road and his impending departure next season will open the door for another RB to come in. I still wouldn't dismiss Ridley as being an important part to the offense going foward. He's a much more explosive runner than they've had the past few seasons. We'll see more of him in the post season IMO.

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:50 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Warningtrak, he's patting his butt saying "Congratulations on your 50th touchdown pass."

Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:47 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Yes, Littlevoices.... and some people (look in the mirror) are just meant to sit behind the computer post blind commentary.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:42 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

I can't tell from the picture Josh getting ready to smack Brady's a@@ or is he preparing to just rub the left cheek or he could even be preparing to ask Tom if he knows Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs? Caption under the picture should read......"Is this how you like it Tommy Boy?"

Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:33 pm

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

While I'm not happy with the job he did here in Denver, I also don't think it was 100% his fault.  The rationale for getting rid of Shanahan was that we didn't want a one-man show in charge of the team.
It would have helped if McDaniel's would have engaged his brain and put his ego in check before even setting foot in Denver. Why his first thing to do as soon as he was hired was to try and trade Cutler before he even worked with him and evaluated his skill and attitude is beyond me. Then as if that were not enough he thought he might want to run Brandon Marshall out of town as well. He was an IDIOT. These things were 100% his fault. I am not sure how he thought this would make a better team.

As far as the firing of Shannahan. It was not due to him having too much power, it was due to his terrible draft record and other bad personnel decisions, as well as failing to make the playoffs. 

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:28 pm

Report: McDaniels to Pats, starts immediately

As Dirty Harry said..."a man must know his limitations".  There are many coordinators, w/ all due respect, who proved their 'limit' was as very good/great coordinators: 
LeBeau, McDaniels, Morris, Phillips, Tice, Spagnuolo, Martz, Jauron, Weis, Crennel (yes, he is a 'player's coach'..wink..but...?) and evidently Hue Jackson (if you believe the latest rumor out of Oakland) to name a few.  Chudinski should stay in Carolina.  He did wonders for Newton.  I don't really understand why... in great year as a coordinator qualifies that coach for a Head position somewhere.        

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