Re: Pats to Meet with McDaniels this weekend
posted at 1/7/2012 3:50 AM EST
In Response to Re: Pats to Meet with McDaniels this weekend
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pats to Meet with McDaniels this weekend : Absolutely. Getting McDaniels either right now, or in the offseason would be freakin' fantastic. Good grief, you get a guy who's already familiar with many of the strengths & weaknesses in the skill-sets of NE players. You get a guy who's already familiar with the way things work in NE's overall organization, and with how Belichick thinks and what he wants, and with the base system, schematics, and structure Belichick has had in place. And finally, you're able to acquire a guy with botth new wealth & fuller wealths of what(?!?)=now 2-3 seperate NFL systems, and ALL the things about those teams specifically, Plus ALL the things (players, coaches, plays and schemes) that Josh McDaniels worked on and tinkered with, saw even the smallest successes and/or varied drawbacks inside the attempts, innovations, and executions thereof and in. And lastly, you can GET all of this from a person, who's already BEEN the "New prodigy flavor-of-the-month Next NFL Head Coach", and 1 whose services as a head coach have already been tried, and subsequently largely dismissed. It IS an absolute no-brainer and ideal situation by going after JM and hopefully getting him.
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I've been saying this on ESPN Boston's comments since the story first surfaced. Like Belichick, McDaniels experienced a little success in Denver (that 6-0 streak) but ran into problems and learned from them.
He's worked with a couple decent defensive minds (Mike Nolan and Steve Spagnulo) and hopefully gained some knowledge on that side of the ball.
Furthermore, Belichick loves him. Brady loves him. He's a great quarterbacks coach (worked with Brady, Cassel, Hoyer). He's best friends with Caserio, the guy who might be GM if he should ever take over (and Caserio or someone else would have to be GM because McDaniels is not a good personnel evaluator or manager).
All in all, the best move the Patriots could make. A distant second would be if a great defensive coordinator fell into their laps, but Crennel looks like he'll stick in Kansas City. I view them as a serious threat if McDaniels isn't viewed by Belichick as a future successor and/or if McDaniels is looking for somewhere to prove himself on his own outside New England to land a coaching job other than New England.