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Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

Posted on: January 14, 2012 1:36 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2012 1:58 pm
 
Josh McDaniels is back where it all started: New England. (AP)

By Ryan Wilson

After nearly three years, Josh McDaniels has returned to the Patriots. The former New England offensive coordinator's meteoric rise coincided with the team's record-setting performance during the 2007 season, and in 2009 he was named the Broncos head coach. That lasted less than two seasons and McDaniels served as the offensive coordinator of a punchless Rams team in 2011. But now he's returned to Foxboro where it all started.

Will McDaniels make a difference? (Getty Images)
And on Saturday night, when the Patriots host the Broncos, McDaniels, who has been with the team for a week, will watch the game from the Pats' coaching booth, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

That doesn't seem like a particularly controversial proposition … and yet it is.

When New England hired McDaniels last weekend, the immediate reaction from critics went something like this: "Wait, doesn't this give the Pats an unfair advantage? McDaniels has already faced the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens and he drafted Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas?!"

Of course, the Rams were winless against the AFC North teams mentioned above (and were blown out by Baltimore and Pittsburgh), and the reason McDaniels isn't in Denver is because he wasn't very good at his job. Not only that, but the Patriots stomped the Broncos in Week 15, 41-23, without McDaniels.

One more thing: NFL rules don't prohibit teams from hiring assistants at any point during the season. And if the Rams wanted to keep McDaniels in St. Louis, or at the very, least weren't interested in New England grabbing him in time for the playoffs, they could've denied the Pats the opportunity to talk to him. They didn't.

And now McDaniels is free to share all the "inside information" he's collected with New England as they try to stop Air Tebow.

This is a joke. Belichick doesn't need advice from the guy responsible for wrecking the Broncos from the inside. Not only that, the Pats' current offensive coordinator, Bill O'Brien, is still with the team, and he will be on the sidelines calling plays just as he has been on 16 previous occasions this season.


After an impressive overtime win over the Steelers last week, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos will face off against the New England Patriots on Saturday. Jason Horowitz and NFL.com's Pat Kirwan have the preview. Watch the game on CBS at 8 PM ET. 

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lollywoosexy
Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:04 pm
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Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:45 pm
 

Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

@Mousse, if that happens, then that is confirmation it was a setup from the start. Brady and team will come through......love Tebow but



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:24 pm
 

Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

a(n) hilarious skit?




Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Game Prediction/Prophecy


A couple of things are going to work in the Bronco's favor in this game:
The greedy and corrupt NFL will want to extend the playoff run of their newest cash-cow (Tebow, because of the huge ratings for his games). Therefore the ref's will be instructed to do what they can to keep the game close.
Then on the final play of the game, Tebow will have a chance to win it all on a pass play. The ball will wobble out and look like it's going to fall short. Then, the clouds will part just enough to let through a beam of light that shines on the ball. The ball will steady out into a perfect spiral, hang in the air long enough to drop into the receiver's hands, and (BOOM!) touchdown. Game over.

I don't know if it will happen, but it would make a hilarious skit on SNL.


draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:52 pm
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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:33 pm
 

Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

Now the NFL is going to step an prevent this from happening next.......As the years go on the NFL is starting to stand for the "no fun league" even more.<br />



tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:25 pm
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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:51 pm
 

Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

So how is this any worse than trading for a player from another team? Are you suggesting that there should be no movement of anyone during the season? Toughen up ladies, the game is decided on the field, not in the stands or on the sidelines.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:50 pm
 

Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

The hiring of McDaniels was delayed until AFTER O'Brien had his press conference to announce he would be taking the job with Penn State, which was delayed to happen AFTER the Steelers/Broncos game. Pure coincidence that the Broncos pulled off a big upset and are comming to New England tonight. If ANYONE here says (other then die hard Bronco fans or Steeler haters) that he was brought in because Bill B KNEW the Broncos would win, and can PROVE IT, I will eat my Patriots hat.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:49 pm
 

Report: McDaniels to sit in Pats coaching booth

Teams change every year. To think McDaniels really has anything of significance to offer from 2 years ago is really stretching it. 


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