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Seattle next for McDaniels?

Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:55 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 2:58 pm

There has been a last-minute hitch in negotiations to add Josh McDaniels to St. Louis, but he's not out of the Rams' picture. Not yet. But he could be. Because there's a potentially bigger hitch out there, and that's Seattle.

Sources indicate that McDaniels could be the logical successor to Jeremy Bates, whom the Seahawks fired as their offensive coordinator. While no interview has been scheduled, league sources seem to think that's where his next stop could be.

But that doesn't exclude St. Louis. The Rams were this close to adding McDaniels before negotiations bogged down, but sources close to the situation tell me McDaniels is still "50-50" for the job. The Rams love the guy, and he was the only candidate they interviewed. Only now they're lining up others -- with former Minnesota coach Brad Childress considered a possibility -- and arranging interviews. That is not a signal that McDaniels is finished there; it's simply a signal that the Rams are pushing ahead while he checks his hole card.

McDaniels is a hot candidate and already has a job offer from Minnesota, but one source said he wouldn't rule out the Rams because of McDaniels' fondness for head coach Steve Sagnuolo. In the meantime, keep your eyes on Seattle. McDaniels reportedly wants to go to a club that is committed to winning, and the Seahawks might be that team.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:56 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 8:48 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

McDaniels mistake in Denver was to assume he could run the show like a 5 year, respected head coach, when he'd earned nothing with his players.  The players never bought into him because he threw too much weight around too early, and they didn't believe in him.  Im sure, one day he'll be a head coach again, and hopefully for him he'll learn  from his disaster with my team. 

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 6:17 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

why did Bates get fired??? i dont think he was great, but he wasnt bad either. McDaniels is a great offensive coordinator, but Bates isnt bad and if the Rams dont get McDaniels, i get Bates.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:59 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

He was terrible on personnell decisions and let his ego get in the way at Denver, but as an OC that reports to a head coach I would grab him.  As many have mentioned he has a good track record developing QBs. Mu guess is that you would see much less of the "my way or highway" thickheadedness from him in the role of OC, and he would not be in position to make the type of personnel decisions that helped get him fired.  Just don't let him pick his own videographer.

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:40 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

I fail to see how the Seahawks are more "committed to winning" than the Rams or Vikings.  I mean, all three have had their up and down years.  But none of those teams have notoriously cheap owners (like the Bills) or a fetish for impossible reclamation projects (like the Bengals).  They don't even have meddling and unpredictable owners like Al Davis.

I can see where someone might think one team or the other was closer to being a real contender (though again, I'm not sure Seattle would be the one), but I fail to see how any of them is not 'committed to winning.'

Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:14 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

im surprised mcdaniels has as many suitors wanting him for an OC than hes got, between minnesota, st louis, and seattle, best bet for him to be successful in the future is probably going to be with st. louis, i can see him and bradford working well together, but if he is looking for something other than a stud QB for the future, who knows where he will end up, he could work out in minnesota as well, as long as you have peterson, rice, and harvin in the same offense, its hard not to be successful, find a half decent signal caller and they are a playoff team, just not sure why seattle would be that attractive of a destination right now with hasselback on his way out in the next few years and an uncertain future for the franchise after that 

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:04 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

Even back to his U.W days D'marco Farr has always been a master of the obvious.  I wouldn't compare the value of any coordinator,  to the value of a 3x MVP.  I'm pretty sure that the price tag for McDaniels doesn't have quite as many zeros is the price tag for Pujols.

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Seattle next for McDaniels?

McDaniels may have had success as an offensive coordinator before, but that doesn't mean the Rams should pay him whatever he wants. People may be singing Mike Martz's praises in Chicago right now, but he had somewhat less successful stops along the way in San Francisco and Detroit. There's no reason to pay more than necessary for McDaniels. There are plenty of qualified candidates, such as Brad Childress, who was recommended by the Post-Dispatch and who is already good friends with Spagnuolo. I would say I couldn't care less if the Rams get McDaniels, but I'm afraid I do care, because it's possible that he would be more trouble than he's worth at this point. I'm inclined to agree with D'Marco Farr, who pointed out on 101.1 today that as far as the city is concerned, if cost weren't an issue, resigning Pujols is far more of a priority than acquiring McDaniels to coordinate an offense that's already looking up.

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