Josh McDaniels Could Be Staying With Patriots
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Feb 07, 2018,
Feb 07, 2018, 1:03
McDaniels also was 11-17 as head coach of the Broncos from 2009-10.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels led a typical Patriots offensive showcase Sunday night, as New England gained 613 yards against Philadelphia.
It appears McDaniels' Colts coaching staff is taking shape, as Indy reportedly has contracts in place with three new assistants: defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, offensive line coach (and former Patriots assistant) Dave DeGuglielmo and defensive line coach Mike Phair.
He replaces Pagano, who posted a 53-43 regular-season record over six seasons and was 3-3 in the playoffs. The Colts finished 4-12 last season and missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons for the first time in almost three decades. Now McDaniels has to prove he can do it as a head coach, because this might be his last chance at it. That occurred January 27 in Foxborough, Mass., and owner Jim Irsay joined Ballard for the follow-up.
It's been reported across National Football League media for weeks that the Colts and McDaniels had a deal in place, but there's nothing stopping McDaniels from changing his mind before he officially signs a contract with the team.
"I'm not going to talk about that tonight", McDaniels snapped at reporters. "I'm going to respect the guys that just competed and played their hearts out".
Instead McDaniels has to worry about playing the Pats: the Colts and Pats are scheduled to play a game (date/time TBD) at Gillette Stadium next season. "It just shows how great of a coach he is". You can hit them with two unofficial turnovers thanks to a missed field goal and a turnover on downs situation where they went for it on fourth down.
In the week leading up to Super Bowl LII, there were whispers that Josh McDaniels' commitment to the Indianapolis Colts may have been wavering. He lasted only two seasons in Denver before being fired and ultimately landing with the then-St.