He knows foeThe matchup against the Rams will be the second this season in which McDaniels will face a team he previously coached. McDaniels presided over a 31-21 victory against Denver in Week 5 and now will help prepare the Patriots to face St. Louis, where he was offensive coordinator last season under Steve Spagnuolo.
“It was a valuable experience for me to learn and see how other people do things and see how dramatically different it could be,’’ McDaniels said. “How many different ways there are to try to be successful doing this thing, which is obviously a very hard thing to do in this league, because it’s so competitive. But, a lot of good players there. This defense is going to present a lot of different challenges than we’ve faced in certain weeks here, a little bit of a different style.’’
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