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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 7, 2012 5:18 pm
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Since: Jun 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:58 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

Jealous??




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

And I'd have a pig roast with you ElwayisGod!  



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

I absolutely hate Josh McDaniels!  He wrecked the Broncos and for that I hope he ruins the Patriots, although I think that is next to impossible.  He's a bum, and he's lucky to have the players around him in New England that will make him look good.  With Tom Brady as the QB, I think any offensive coordinator can look good.  So, it appears he'll be successful there, I'm just glad he's out of Denver!!!



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:30 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

If McDaniels plane crashed, I would have a pig roast! Go Broncos



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

he (Weiss) has gotten some good div one player to sign letter of intent
He got plenty to sign at ND also and never one championship, bowl game or anything.  And you are ku football and you have no clue of any sport that has more than 5 players playing at once. 



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

apparently there is something in the water at foxborou, it mkes all the assistant coaches want (right now ),not wait till they are ready, want to be head coaches. the coach tere makest look so easy. they think it is easy.there is a trend in the nfl for the quarterback to pick their coaches. makes a little sense. the qb is more valuable to the team than the coach. the one overriding aspect of these pat coaches is, they go other places and dont do good. they all stink as head coaches. i dont care if ku wins in football, i just dont want them losing 60-10 every week. hopefully weis can do better than that. at least he has gotten some good div one player to sign letters of intent.  



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:55 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

O'brien is a mornon for leaving just before the playoffs.  He couldnt wait a couple more weeks? McDaniels only had success because he has Brady.  As soon as he left he did NOTHING....

O'Brien will stay on as OC until end of the season. Then move on.





Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:50 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

"reingratiate"...anyone else noticed that the Katman tries to impress us by using big words. His community college must be so proud!



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Josh McDaniels to Patriots, starts immediately

O'brien is a mornon for leaving just before the playoffs.  He couldnt wait a couple more weeks? McDaniels only had success because he has Brady.  As soon as he left he did NOTHING....


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