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Tom Brady: Josh McDaniels has “inside information” on Broncos

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is excited about what new assistant Josh McDaniels can provide for the team this week.

Brady said the return of McDaniels, who left the Patriots after the 2008 season to become head coach of the Broncos in 2009, can only benefit New England as it game plans for Denver on Saturday night.

He obviously has some inside information on that team and those players, as he coached them. I haven’t seen Josh yet, so I really don’t know,” Brady said on WEEI. “I think coach [Bill] Belichick has a pretty good idea of what he’s going to want Josh to do. I talked to Josh briefly but I really haven’t had a chance to sit down with him. He’s a great coach and we’re lucky to have him. I’m excited to get back to work with him. How that plays into this week, we’ll see. We’ll try to figure that out here in the next five or six days.”

But as for whether McDaniels gives the Patriots’ defense a leg up on preparing for Tim Tebow, Brady said he wouldn’t know about that. Brady called Tebow “a good player” but said he’s thinking about Denver’s defense, not Denver’s quarterback.

“Look, I’m thinking about Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil and Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey,” Brady said. “They’ve got plenty of good players on defense for me to worry about.”

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  1. indywilson40 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:59 AM

    Got the old camera out again, i’ll bet.

  2. rmc1995 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:59 AM

    If anybody knows how to make the Broncos lose it’s Josh McDaniels.

  3. dmc1542 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:59 AM

    the Evil Genius strikes again!!!

  4. austskate says: Jan 10, 2012 10:59 AM

    I thought Dawkins had a “career threatening” injury?

  5. sf69ers says: Jan 10, 2012 11:00 AM

    Josh Mcdaniels talks to God?

  6. fittytuckin says: Jan 10, 2012 11:00 AM

    Spygate 2.0?

  7. vicktator says: Jan 10, 2012 11:01 AM

    How does Tom Brady not know that Brian Dawkins is injured?

  8. raven410 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    Brady has a point.

  9. barkerwoofer says: Jan 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    I’m gonna make the obligatory Judas/Josh McDaniels joke here, just to get it out of the way early.

    That was the joke.

  10. seangifford says: Jan 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    I understand the legality within the rules of being able to bring McDaniels on board, but something just doesn’t seem right about this. I can understand if McDaniels was fired from his previous job, but to just leave at the end of the regular season for another team that’s still in the mix just doesn’t seem right.

    That said, a lot has changed in Denver since McD was run out of town. At the end of the day, the players need to go out and make plays. Interesting storyline to look forward to.

  11. austrianpanther says: Jan 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    Yup, you do have a lot of things to worry about!

    Patriots will be “Tebowmassacured”

  12. mialto says: Jan 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    Well I have inside information of my previous employer as well. What else is new and why is this a shocker?

  13. sixaspadz says: Jan 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    I have inside info as well:
    Denver runs the ball. Tebow can’t throw. Their D is pretty good. They don’t have a shot saturday.

  14. falconsfan1991 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    Been there done that. Spygate never gets old

  15. ronniemexico says: Jan 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    Get your video cameras ready…

  16. aznredneck says: Jan 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    “Tom Brady: Josh McDaniels has “inside information” on Broncos”

    Way to state the obvious

  17. 7pints says: Jan 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    Hahahahahah!!! McDangles didn’t have inside information on the Broncos when he coached the Broncos!!!

  18. to147 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    Before all the haters claim this might be an example of the patriots cheating or whatever, be aware the Cowboys did the same thing 2 years ago. So calm down.

  19. tebowpraystobrady says: Jan 10, 2012 11:05 AM

    Pretty sure the conversation went like this:

    Tom: So Josh, any inside info on The Broncos?

    Josh: Yeah, Tebow Sucks…..we’ll win by 30.

    Tom: That’s what I figured. Tell Bill O’Brien to go make us a sandwich.

  20. rr2000k says: Jan 10, 2012 11:05 AM

    How is this allowed? No other coach goes to a team during the season.

  21. sawasta says: Jan 10, 2012 11:06 AM

    What a misleading title. You’re implying that Brady stated McDaniels has a heretofore unrecognized offensive stategy that will drastically change things when in reality, he’s just answering a question by a reporter. He’s stating the obvious, hence the “obvious” in his response.

    This is a non-issue. I don’t understand why you guys are making such a big deal over this.

  22. mikea311 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:06 AM

    so the patriots are so afraid of Tebow that had to hire an informant to help them out?

  23. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 10, 2012 11:07 AM

    McDaniels didn’t know anything about the Broncos when he was their HC.

  24. ace3hundred says: Jan 10, 2012 11:08 AM

    If you can’t film them no more then just hire a guy with all the video in his head

  25. frankgarrett says: Jan 10, 2012 11:08 AM

    nothing but cheaters . screw new england

  26. lemmam says: Jan 10, 2012 11:08 AM

    bradys statement is asinine. he’s full of himself

  27. sprest83 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:08 AM

    Of course he does, thats how the Patriots function. Extra tape!

  28. davemeisner says: Jan 10, 2012 11:10 AM

    Really? Inside information?
    My guess is John Fox doesn’t run the exact same offense and defense as McDaniels did, or else they would be 4-12 and in the running for Andrew Luck.

  29. tonydungyisracist says: Jan 10, 2012 11:10 AM

    Tony Dungy thought Raheem Mooris was a better fit that J Mac

  30. patsdrukker says: Jan 10, 2012 11:11 AM

    “They’ve got plenty of good players on defense for me to worry about.”

    Sure they have, Tom. Although…..

    GO PATS!

  31. xtb3 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:11 AM

    Was the one who drafted Tebow and Thomas in the first round.

  32. ticalcaldwell says: Jan 10, 2012 11:11 AM

    dirty….kinda dirty…..Please fix this in the offseason….belicheat is the one doing it too…..shocker

  33. El Capitan says: Jan 10, 2012 11:12 AM

    *mumbles something about spying and cheating and hoodies….*

  34. manny58200 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:12 AM

    This is just like picking up a player who was released by a team the week of a game, then letting them go the next week. Everybody does it but since this is the pats everyone has to talk S***. He coached there last year not a few weeks ago.

  35. flash1283 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:13 AM

    Yes, he is going to have “some inside information”
    he coached some of those players.

    Non issue..

  36. brutus9448 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:14 AM

    can we have another article on denver pretty please. 10 in one morning is not enough

  37. macbull says: Jan 10, 2012 11:14 AM

    Let the psychological games begin…

    Whether Belichick knows what the Broncos are going to do on offense or defense matters little, it’s the NE players who must stop whatever is coming their way.

    If I’m Broncos head coach, John Fox…I tell my team the Patriots know what we are going to do, so the only way to beat them is to execute each play better and better, so it can’t be stopped.

    For a coach and a player, there is nothing worse than knowing what is coming, and not being able to stop it.

    The Patriots need to be careful how they play the psych game…they might get more than they bargained for.

    …mac…banned from CFT for daring to challenge the editors.

  38. terripet says: Jan 10, 2012 11:15 AM

    Brady if you need inside info on Denver you don’t deserve to win.

  39. knowillwill says: Jan 10, 2012 11:17 AM

    Enter Spygate Two!!!!

  40. salmen76 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:17 AM

    What a compliment to Tebow by Belicik. The Patriots are so worried about Tebow they went out and hired the guy that drafted him. However, Mcdaniels don’t know didly squat about the Broncos offense. It’s a big smoke screen which proves to me the Patriots are well aware of the fact that they are no longer the feared power house they once were. The Pats are runnin scared and reaching for straws. I love it. I’m enjoying Tebows run and since my team is an NFC team i don’t care who the Broncos beat over in the AFC. Imagine Tebow against a team named the SAINTS in the Super Bowl. Too crazy. Geaux Saints!

  41. brs027 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:18 AM

    Silly Brady, you can’t cheat God.

  42. broncobourque says: Jan 10, 2012 11:19 AM

    There is no doubt that McDaniels has information that can help the Patriots. He has seen most of the Broncos play or practice over 100s of times instead of only having game film like every other coach. I don’t blame him one bit for sharing it either but I also don’t think it will make a big difference. The game is going to be decided by one team excecuting their plays a lot better and not inside information about players and team dynamics 13 months ago.

    The 92 players that will be active on Saturday night, just played each other a month ago. That game was a lot closer than the score, with 3 big turnovers being the difference. If the Broncos execute on Saturday, like they did in the second quarter in the first game, they will have no chance, with or without McDaniels information.

  43. manny58200 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:19 AM

    macbull are you smoking something how are they going to know whats coming? McDaniels ran a completely different system then what their using with Tebow. It’s a opinion system!!!

  44. belicheckyoself says: Jan 10, 2012 11:21 AM

    Yeah i’m worried about the defense more too. I don’t think they’re getting 41 again. I really wanted Pittsburgh at home in the AFC game. I don’t like NE against BAL or HOU, and I’m not too confident about Denver. They’ll need to make him pay for crappy ball control again to do it. Without Carter.
    Oh well. At least they didn’t predict themselves to win the SB for the last three years! That would be humiliating.

  45. irishmike1973 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:23 AM

    Josh mcdaniels knows how to Coach the broncos so they suck

  46. vaphinfan says: Jan 10, 2012 11:23 AM

    The broncos don’t have to worry about the inside info they need to worry about the refs screwing them hard in the game. Tuck rule anyone?

  47. infectorman says: Jan 10, 2012 11:25 AM

    Bozo! You’re late!!!! Where is your predictable, naive combination”Pats cheating” and “NE fans are Dirtbag Crybabies” post?

    You and your minions will obviously attempt to turn this into a NE Patriots Cheated again story.

    Let me help you out:
    Since the rules of the NFL were not broken here with the McDaniels signing, this time we can go with the “Commissioner No Gooddell” obviously is favoring the Kraft family as payback for Robert Kraft being the MaJor moving force in allowing us to actually witness NFL football this year.
    Where is your appreciation for that? It is not contested by any NFL city, Krafts crucial role in the labor dispute talks, that is.
    Guess that doesn’t count for anything in your ridiculously slanted brain….

  48. dcrams20 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:28 AM

    “I have inside info as well:
    Denver runs the ball. Tebow can’t throw. Their D is pretty good. They don’t have a shot saturday.”

    __________________________________

    This sounds alot like the Pittsburgh game they just played…..

  49. jonproc says: Jan 10, 2012 11:29 AM

    Cue the “Spy Gate 2.0″ talk…

    I’m pretty sure McDaniels was back on the Patriots staff BEFORE the Broncos-Steelers game.

    and did anyone think the Broncos were going to beat the Steelers (injured or not)?

    So back to the Patriots “cheaters” talk…

  50. tebowpraystobrady says: Jan 10, 2012 11:30 AM

    I love the stupidity and ignorance of all the Pats haters…..McDaniels had alread talked with the Pats and been hired before they knew they were playing The Broncos..and I”m pretty sure the Broncos were the least likely of the 3 teams to win so it just happened to all work out as a coincidence..The patriots needed a coordinator, their old one was more than willing to come back..end of story.

    I can save a Patriots hater some time and write the next comment for them – “Belicheat orchestrated the Penn State scandal so that Joe Paterno would get fired. So he then told the Penn State AD he’d let him use his Spygate cameras if they hired Bill O’Brien. So once Bill O’Brien was gone, he could then hire Josh McDaniels back to help cheat to beat the Broncos, event though they already beat the hell out of them 4 weeks ago”.

    LAME – keep hatin’ LOSERS.

  51. cdaws84 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:30 AM

    All you guys screaming that they are cheating…you are aware that their current OC is now working two jobs right? And that highering McDaniels now allows the old OC to transfer the offense and his scheme to McDaniels.

  52. n0hopeleft says: Jan 10, 2012 11:30 AM

    The inside information is that Tebow boned Giselle, and now Tom is really, really pissed off.

    Tebow soiled the sanctity of Tommy Boy’s home!!

    Say it ain’t so baby Jesus!!!

  53. 2046photo says: Jan 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    These posts sound like ESPN trying to drum up a story out of nothing!?!?!?

    If Steelers had won the game no one would be talking about the McDaniels hire?!?!?!

  54. hartleechung says: Jan 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    Pats don’t need McDaniels to beat up on the 8-8 Broncos. They just need to execute and they are the better team. But…Denver is scrappy…

  55. johnprophet says: Jan 10, 2012 11:34 AM

    All has fallen in to place.
    ‘Tom shall look upon his receivers and say, “Take this ball of mine, and catch of it. For this is the ball of the new, and everlasting dynasty. It shall be thrown to you, and to all, so that the Broncos may be defeated. Catch this in memory of me.” Tom Brady lost Super Bowl XLII for our sins. Now, on his third playoff appearance since that day, he shall win again. He will ascend into the Football Hall of Fame and will be seated at the right hand of Joe Montana. He will come again in glory to beat the Ravens and the Saints, and his career will have no end.’ Welker 12:83

  56. getyourownname says: Jan 10, 2012 11:34 AM

    Curious how this would be particuarly different from any other coach or player who goes to another team and then faces off against their former team.

    Especially when the two teams just played each other a couple weeks ago and the implied lack of inside information then didn’t seem to create much of an issue for the Pats.

    I realize you are trying to generate hits, but really, pft.

  57. bringbacktheflex says: Jan 10, 2012 11:35 AM

    I used to have rspect for Brady.

    Sure, some idiot fans will say, “If you’re not cheating you’re not trying.” Sure, no rules were broken., except the unspoken rules of sportsmanship. Sure, stealing signals instead of playing someone straight up is easier.

    I guess only a few people still believe it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.

  58. bspurloc says: Jan 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    .
    last I checked they werent using Tebow when joshy was there….
    last I checked they changed the offense to adjust for Tebow when joshy wasnt there

    how is this even relevant?!
    patriots usually dont talk dumb before a game

  59. golonger says: Jan 10, 2012 11:37 AM

    Patriots wont need any inside information for this lopsided match-up!

  60. radrntn says: Jan 10, 2012 11:37 AM

    he was suppose to destroy those tapes, not take them with him.

  61. captainobvious1 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:38 AM

    So, let’s get this straight – the Patriots offensive coordinator is leaving for Penn State. So, they hired McDaniels BEFORE the Broncos/Steelers game to help the transition and to be their O coordinator next year. There is absolutely nothing “illegal” about this. Where’s the controversy here? Should the Patriots really let sit by and let McD go to the Chiefs so that Broncos fans won’t cry? It’ll be decided on the field on Saturday, not in some meeting room where McD tells Belichick that Tebow has trouble throwing a 15 yard in-cut.

  62. pencepost says: Jan 10, 2012 11:38 AM

    McDaniels definitely should know a lot about how to make the Broncos lose. He was really good at it when he was their coach.

  63. thetruth1313 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:38 AM

    Please someone explain to me that if there is no rule against this, how this is cheating? The Patriots were in talks with McDaniels BEFORE the playoff game.

    Last time I checked, Broncos fans/media were dying to get McDaniels run out of town. Now that he is with the Patriots all of a sudden he will be the sole reason the Broncos might lose.

    Now you have Denver media saying that the Broncos and other teams should protest the playoffs? Seriously?!!? Uh Oh!!! Ty Warren is on the Broncos and he used to sit in the defensive meetings while on the Patriots. Maybe the Patriots should protest too!!!! See how assinine that sounds!

    The Rams gave the Patriots permission to talk to McDaniels AND let him walk away from his contract.

    Why not hire Todd Haley too since he played the Broncos twice this season and he needs a job!

    Give it a rest! I have never seen so many people cry over the most ridiculous things.

  64. armoderate says: Jan 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    Another story about making something out of nothing. The Broncos offense is completely changed from last year. Also, the offensive line has moved more towards zone blocking rather than power blocking with a different line coach. Tebow could barely accept a snap under center last year. Tebow has significantly changed, the offense has changed, Thomas is now on the field healthy. What can McDaniels give them that a 4 week old film can’t?

  65. bullcharger says: Jan 10, 2012 11:40 AM

    What’s with all the misleading headlines to build controversy? When you include the interview you should include the questionst that were asked too.

    Here’s another recent example:

    Greg Jennings: Aaron Rodgers is better than Brett Favre

    That’s not what Jennings said exactly is it. You are sensationalizing this stuff to create news.

    This Tom Brady interview was from yesterday morning too, so I don’t know why you guys are suddenly so behind on the news.

  66. rushmatic says: Jan 10, 2012 11:42 AM

    Haha, it was soooo understated in the radio interview Brady was doing. The headline draws you in like he’s actually saying something interesting.

  67. steelerfanjo says: Jan 10, 2012 11:43 AM

    Once a cheater, always a cheater.

  68. haywoodjablomee says: Jan 10, 2012 11:46 AM

    Everyone knows that Belicheat doesn’t play fair and will cut his own Mothers throat to win. On top of that, the NFL and Goodell are scared of him.

  69. bosfaninva says: Jan 10, 2012 11:46 AM

    LOL brilliant psychological warfare by the Pats!

    I’m adjusting my pick of Pats by 20 to Pats by 30.

  70. briscocountyjr says: Jan 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    Funny thing is that inside information is least likely to work on the broncos than many other teams because their style is to impose a physical run mixed in with lower ratio passing (for big plays). What the pats did last time was what they need to do again on Saturday to win– create turnovers. If they don’t, Denver will simply impose their will again, because, as we all know, the pats can’t stop anyone without top of the line preparation on D.

    If anything, the pats signed McD on for unintended ‘inside dis-information’.

  71. nineroutsider says: Jan 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    This isn’t cheating, but it should be. The NFL needs to prevent this from happening again…what a joke. Good on the Patriots for taking advantage if it even helps, but the league should fix this in the off season.

  72. billinva says: Jan 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    Eric Mangini got hired by the Broncos?

  73. rexryanstoecheese says: Jan 10, 2012 11:49 AM

    It took a drastically reduced Pitt roster, a Ben Roth at 65% effectiveness(at best), a horrible Defensive gameplan, a miracle play (which had been Denvers forte until they played, a team a few weeks back that waxed them on their own field), home-field advantage and Overtime to pul out a “lucky” victory.

    All props to the DEnver D, and little Timmy is coming along.

    But you’re in the big leagues now-AFC Semifinals.
    You’re gonna need to do a lot better than that to knock of NE, period.

  74. deepseabreeze says: Jan 10, 2012 11:51 AM

    denver should hire todd haley to shake hands (or wag his finger at) mcdaniels after the game

  75. mikebinrookline says: Jan 10, 2012 11:51 AM

    salmen76 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:17 AM The Patriots are so worried about Tebow they went out and hired the guy that drafted him.
    ———————————
    Wow are you ignorant!! They did the Mcdaniels deal last Saturday, the Bronco’s played Sunday, the next day. Do you have any idea how the days of week work and how to follow a timeline?

  76. bringbacktheflex says: Jan 10, 2012 11:57 AM

    It really isn’t the fact that they hired a guy who used to coach the team they are playing this week. That happens and it’s within the rules.

    It’s the mindset of Brady and likely others. “What kind of inside information can this guy give me.” This is like finding out that John Wayne was gay.

    Put another way, would you want to play poker with a guy that can’t wait to find a way to see your cards before he bets?

  77. govtminion says: Jan 10, 2012 12:01 PM

    A lot has changed since McD left town… so how much ‘inside info’ he has is debatable.

    …I still don’t like this though- not because it’s the Patriots, but just because it seems sleazy for a coach to be able to do this in the first place. Players can’t leave an eliminated team to go to a playoff team, why can coaches?

  78. rando74 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:02 PM

    I call Shenanigans. JMD dont know squat. Just cause a few of the same players he saw for the six games before he got (rightfully) fired are there doesnt mean anything. The Pats are just stirring the pot and Brady’s getting a little ahead of his ego. Denver is a totally different team. Nothing to see here people, move along. Move along…..

  79. deeeeetroit says: Jan 10, 2012 12:07 PM

    patriots with inside information..NO WAY!

  80. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jan 10, 2012 12:08 PM

    jonproc says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:29 AM
    Cue the “Spy Gate 2.0″ talk…

    I’m pretty sure McDaniels was back on the Patriots staff BEFORE the Broncos-Steelers game.

    —————————

    Actually, OFFICIALLY, no. The move was announced about 5 minutes after the game was done. UNOFICIALLY, yes. About 3 hours before the game. Still I’m with Patriots fans that this is a moot point since it’s not against the rules. And I’m not sure McDaniels has any kind of inside information the Security Exchange Commission, er, NFL should worry about.

  81. rmm9090 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:09 PM

    It’s like the sign over in Oakland said back in the day…

    “If your not cheating then your not trying.”
    True of any sport, take NASCAR or NHRA for example…

  82. 6ball says: Jan 10, 2012 12:09 PM

    .

    Definition of posting insanity ;

    repeating the same inane “spygate ” comments over and over again and either: A. expect them to be funny (which they never are) or B. expect the NFL to revoke the Patriots franchise and imprison Bob Kraft . Like Green Bay winning the championship last season, it’s settled business….over.

    It unfortunate that the circa 2007 crowd can’t see how interesting things are here in 2012.

    .

  83. gisellichek says: Jan 10, 2012 12:18 PM

    This is a non issue… Why?

    Because the patriots offensive coordinator got a job at Penn state… bringing in his replacement (which btw started before the broncos played Pittsburgh) was a move to allow the current OC to multitask and a tertiary benefit was to get josh locked up before he signed to coach with another team. (research this … at least two teams wanted him as OC)

    Say what you want about “cheating” … his record in Denver as HC shows says very little about any advantage he can provide the patriots in this game. Seriously…

    If the Pats crush (as they should because they are a better team) all you yahoo’s are gonna say it is because of Josh… Gimme a break.

    Pats Roll Large… Thanks for playin!!!

  84. patsfiend says: Jan 10, 2012 12:18 PM

    Idiots, they hired McDaniels before they knew they were playing the Broncos. If this were any other team besides the Pats no one would have anything to say.

    To steal from 6Ball… or is it Ampats…

    3 shiny untainted Lombardi trophies. Best record in football SINCE “Spygate.” They are in the playoffs and your team is not (and if you’re a Broncos fan, the run ends Saturday.) Chalk them up for another 10+ wins next year.

    What are you gonna do about it? (Besides whine and complain and sniffle on this message board, haters.)

  85. 1historian says: Jan 10, 2012 12:22 PM

    Is it possible – just POSSIBLE, mind you, that Brady was not being serious when he made those comments?

    He’s being hearing boneheaded questions and comments for the last 10 years, and as a professional he is supposed to act as if he is taking them seriously.

    Which he has done.

    But – isn’t it possible that (just) this one time he decided to say someth8ing really goofy what he said

  86. rushmatic says: Jan 10, 2012 12:23 PM

    steelerfanjo says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:43 AM
    Once a cheater, always a cheater.

    _____________________

    Thus, the 70′s Steeler squad will forever mar your organization as well. Great thinking there, from a typical, idiot Steeler fan. hahaha

  87. 1historian says: Jan 10, 2012 12:24 PM

    But – isn’t it possible that (just) this one time he decided to say something really goofy and see what happens? It sure seems that way to me, because Brady’s comment is really stupid if you take it seriously, and Tom Brady didn’t get to be TOM BRADY by being stupid.

  88. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:24 PM

    “rr2000k says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:05 AM
    How is this allowed? No other coach goes to a team during the season.”

    Very simple. St Louis did not want to pay him next year and released him. At that point he’s available and can go to any team.

    Two years ago the Fins DC was fired at the end of the season and the Cowboys immediately picked him up for their playoff run. Funny that noone complained about that but when the Pats do it suddenly it’s “cheating” ? Talk about a double standard.

    Like that a-hole at the Denver Post who wrote the whiny article yesterday claiming this was cheating. Didn’t say a word about the fact that the reason the Donks won two Super Bowls was because they cheated on the salary cap and were docked a 1st round pick for doing so.

    Double standards. I guess you figure you can justify your loss by claiming the Pats cheated by bringing in McD.

  89. tebowpraystobrady says: Jan 10, 2012 12:26 PM

    I hope McDaniels is listed as an honorary captain and is out there for the coin tos……he probably already knows whether they will call heads or tails….

    Like i said yesterday….Praying will do no good for Tebow when the person he’s praying to is #12 on the other side of thefield!

  90. randomguy9999 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:27 PM

    they wont need inside info to win this game…

  91. jimyritz says: Jan 10, 2012 12:29 PM

    Why do the Broncos fans care?…McDaniels stunk as a head coach, personnel guy, etc…you couldn’t get rid of him fast enough…He was a lousy coach, right?

    maybe you wouldn’ have Tebow or Thomas w/out McDaniels, just saying maybe…

    Bottom line is players have to make plays…

  92. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 10, 2012 12:31 PM

    The Patriot hate/envy on this site is off the charts! get a grip people!

  93. bleed4philly says: Jan 10, 2012 12:36 PM

    But God has inside information on the Pats. It’s a wash.

  94. farmmbig says: Jan 10, 2012 12:37 PM

    Why doesn’t the NFL have a policy to prevent situations like this where a coach that was on staff with another organization to end the season… can jump ship to a playoff team?

    Seems ethically wrong to me.

  95. bleed4philly says: Jan 10, 2012 12:38 PM

    Tebow shut up all the Stooler fans last week, I just hope he can shut up the Pats fans this week.

  96. weepingjebus says: Jan 10, 2012 12:43 PM

    I think Belichick is just amusing himself at this point. He’s got the entire world focused on what secrets McDaniels may nor may not remember from years ago, in what is pretty clearly a total feint. For icing, I hope he has a staged WWE-style blowup with McDaniels on Thursday, leading McDaniels to head back to the Broncos with a “Patriots game plan” binder and psych notes that Tom Brady has suddenly developed a crippling phobia of seeing single coverage on Gronkowski.

    Admiral Ackbar would be screaming his head off right about now.

  97. factschecker says: Jan 10, 2012 12:44 PM

    One would think that the way 2011 played out, the firing of McDaniel’s would be second guessed by the Denver faithful. Seems his personnel moves were spot on. Chicago (Cutler) is stuck in the mud. As are the Dolphins (Marshall) Meanwhile the Broncos are a young team on the rise. John Fox gets credit for sure. He’s cooking the meal. Shouldn’t McDaniel’s get some credit too? He picked the ingredients.

  98. moondog7 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    If the Opening Kickoff hits the upright and lands on the 20 again the Patriots are in trouble.

  99. bertilfox says: Jan 10, 2012 12:49 PM

    How many Coaches get fired and then go on to coach against the team that they coached the prior year? Lots! This is really the dumbest “controversy” that I’ve witnessed in a few years. That is saying a lot.

  100. habsman says: Jan 10, 2012 12:51 PM

    Three bright, shiney, clean, untainted Lombard’s.

    Nobody’s asking for them back, and the Pat’s aren’t giving them back. Maybe another on this year?

    What are you going to do about it haters?

  101. kissbillsrings says: Jan 10, 2012 12:52 PM

    I find this all very amusing actually….didn’t BB & CO. already school Tebow & the donkeys in their own house….what more can Josh, who hasn’t been in the Denver “system” for a year tell the Patriots that they don’t already know or haven’t already figured out….maybe Tims favorite meal on wednesdays??!!!
    This is such a joke by the media hype machine….

    Patriots will destroy the donkeys at the RAZOR 66-6 & Tebow will continue to be viewed as both a savior & a hinderance to the Broncos future …..so funny!!!!!

  102. meepein says: Jan 10, 2012 12:53 PM

    Man, this McDaniels hire reminds me of the HUGE controversy that followed last season’s hiring of Paul Pasqualoni by the Cowboys for thier postseason run. Man, everywhere you went all you heard was people complaining about how hiring Pasqualoni cheated the system and should not be allowed.

    Oh wait, no one paid attention to it. At all.

    It’s times like these I think people want 2 sets of rules in the NFL. One for 31 teams, one for the Patriots. Sorry, this is a fully legal move. This was going to be made regardless of who the Pats were facing. If they had the Bengals, McDaniels would still be there. Cause, and I don’t know if you have heard, Bill O’Brien is going to be the new Head Coach at Penn State, which leaves the Pats without a Offensive Coordinator for 2012.

  103. dukemarc says: Jan 10, 2012 12:54 PM

    See Tom, I was all set to root against Tebowmania this weekend and then you had to open you big fat arrogant mouth. I hope Von Miller snaps you in two.

  104. j0esixpack says: Jan 10, 2012 12:55 PM

    Can the NFL just create a rule that says the Patriots should be held to a higher standard than any other team?

    Hiring McDaniels now – at a time when their existing OC is also focused on his next job – is completely allowable and within the rules.

    The Patriots had McDaniels signed before Pittsburgh even stepped on the field with the Broncos – who no one ever expected to win anyways.

    Now, because the Broncos won, everyone has decided that this is “cheating” even though it’s fully in compliance with the rules.

    So the new “rule” for the NFL is that if other teams do it, it’s OK – and if the Patriots do something its “cheating.”

  105. pastabelly says: Jan 10, 2012 12:56 PM

    Wow, a comment thread that features spygate comments and Tebow religion comments. These are easily the two most overdone topics on PFT. Yawn. . . .

  106. rajbais says: Jan 10, 2012 12:56 PM

    Way to give the game plan away to the Broncos, Tom!!!

  107. waxedagain says: Jan 10, 2012 12:58 PM

    Is it really wise for Brady to suggest that the Pats are ‘cheating’ again? For PR purposes, this McDaniels add doesn’t seem like a smart move to make unless Belichick really is worried.

  108. bozosforall says: Jan 10, 2012 1:01 PM

    infectorman says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:25 AM
    Bozo! You’re late!!!! Where is your predictable, naive combination”Pats cheating” and “NE fans are Dirtbag Crybabies” post?

    You and your minions will obviously attempt to turn this into a NE Patriots Cheated again story.

    Let me help you out:
    Since the rules of the NFL were not broken here with the McDaniels signing, this time we can go with the “Commissioner No Gooddell” obviously is favoring the Kraft family as payback for Robert Kraft being the MaJor moving force in allowing us to actually witness NFL football this year.
    Where is your appreciation for that? It is not contested by any NFL city, Krafts crucial role in the labor dispute talks, that is.
    Guess that doesn’t count for anything in your ridiculously slanted brain….

    __
    Actually, I couldn’t care less about the Pats hiring McDaniels.

    Nice to see that I don’t even have to be here to get inside you insecure Pats fans’ heads though.

    And yes, New England sports fans are the biggest crybabies in all of sports. They have been crying ever since the Yankees took over MLB and the Red Sox couldn’t do a thing about it. Nearly 100 years of sniffling, whining and pouting while New York just kept racking up titles.

    Keep on crying, you little tittybabies. I’ll keep on laughing at you all.

  109. rooney24 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:02 PM

    Is there anything more lazy than Spygate “jokes” for everything Pats related? Well, maybe only God or religion “jokes” for Tebow, but it is close. Come up with something original or save us the trouble.

    The Pats OC is leaving after the season. They are adding McDaniels to replace him. Why not bring him in now, since he is not currently on a team? It at least gets him up to speed on how the Pats operate now, so that he can fit in better in 2012. I don’t think he will have a lot of impact this season, but getting him in early is to help with next season. The Broncos are essentially an entirely different team than when McD was there, so there is minimal to no advantage to be gained.

  110. patriotinvasion says: Jan 10, 2012 1:02 PM

    bringbacktheflex says: Jan 10, 2012 11:57 AM

    Put another way, would you want to play poker with a guy that can’t wait to find a way to see your cards before he bets?

    _______

    So why do teams even watch film to prepare for a game? They should just take the week off and line up and play each Sunday and see what happens. Idiot.

  111. gottadoabetterjob says: Jan 10, 2012 1:03 PM

    Hey Josh, can you bring over those old practice tapes of the defense and oh yeah, the holy roller too. No one will ever find out. We want to compare your tapes to the Broncos practice tapes we have been accumulating over here. thanks, Bill

  112. ytsejamer1 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:04 PM

    Thanks for the posters pointing out that the hiring of coaches does and has happened before and it is NOT breaking any rules. The people complaining about it are just being whiny b*tches.

    As for the inside information…McD does have a lot of it. He knows Demaryius Thomas’ middle name. That’s about as far as it goes. He knows the guys and the personnel, but not as much regarding their playbook and whatnot. He’ll be able to assist, but it’s not a huge leg up. The Pats played these guys three weeks ago…you think they left a stone unturned the first time around?

    Much ado about nothing really…

  113. sschmiggles says: Jan 10, 2012 1:05 PM

    terripet says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:15 AM
    Brady if you need inside info on Denver you don’t deserve to win.
    __________________

    Um, they didn’t need inside info to beat the Broncos a few weeks ago. They don’t need it now.

    They hired McDaniels because their OC also happens to be the head coach of Penn State now, and Josh is going to help them out. He’ll also be their OC next year. Complete non-issue.

    It has nothing to do with the Broncos. If this were anyone other than the Patriots, no one would care, but the haters just can’t stand it when the Patriots make a great move for themselves. It makes them feel vulnerable.

  114. lance227 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:06 PM

    Forget “Squish the Fish”! The Foxborough crowd’s new chant on Saturday will be “Crucify Him!”

  115. jumpinjoebuck says: Jan 10, 2012 1:08 PM

    Josh McDaniels made the Broncos what they are today.

  116. jpak12 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:10 PM

    I love how the Patriots bring out pointless hate from some fans. Lets take a look at the situation.

    Pats OC takes a new job and will be doing two jobs at the same time.

    Pats have an oppurtunity to bring in a former OC to help transition from their current OC into next season.

    It is not against the rules, infact it has happened before.

    The funniest part is it was very very very well known that McDaniels was going to join the Patriots for the playoffs days before the Broncos beat the Steelers, then suddenly fans come out with this is cheating this was done just to cheat and beat the Broncos.

    So I dare a hater to respond with a logical argument, give one logical response to how this was all done with the intention of getting information on the Broncos.

    PS, Contrary to what most of you seem to think typing spygate and cheaterz in all caps is not a logical argument.

  117. goawayeverybody says: Jan 10, 2012 1:12 PM

    Please Tebow, just one more miracle and you will have slayed the most hated franchises in America (rapists, cheaters).

  118. cecil27 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:14 PM

    “Didn’t say a word about the fact that the reason the Donks won two Super Bowls was because they cheated on the salary cap and were docked a 1st round pick for doing so.”

    Hilarious.

    1. No one was “docked a first round pick.” Not even close.

    2. You’re an absolute fool.

  119. jkbear says: Jan 10, 2012 1:18 PM

    Josh McDaniels ruined the Denver Broncos. I also just read an article by Peter King, from SI, (dumba$$), who says that Denver should be thanking McDaniels for Drafting Tebow and Thomas. The thing that he forgot to mention is that he got played big time by Belicek to get Tebow who is not as good of a pro QB as Jay Cutler. Also I think I’ll take Brandon Marshall over Thomas ( at least at this point in their careers).
    Josh McDaniels is an idiot. He traded Jay Cutler for Kyle Orton. As Bears fan that does make me kind of like him, but he did the donkeys dirty!

  120. gottadoabetterjob says: Jan 10, 2012 1:18 PM

    Look, it was a dumb move by Brady to mention “inside information” in the first place given the past cheating by the Pats. I like Brady but think he should have said nothing.

  121. grpatriot says: Jan 10, 2012 1:22 PM

    I guess when Denver hired Shanahan after being fired by Oakland during the season……..The precedent was set……..by the Bronco’s… You would have to be an older fan to remember…
    Let’s not throw stones, from Bronco glass houses!

  122. lionsplayoffs says: Jan 10, 2012 1:22 PM

    Say what you want about #12…he gives tremendous interviews. Very thoughtful, does his best to directly answer questions. This is a guy who split time at QB at Michigan with a guy who never did a thing in the pros. You’d think he’d be pissed at being asked about it but no, he gives a full 5 minutes rundown about exactly how that whole thing went down. Pretty cool.

  123. dsigrey says: Jan 10, 2012 1:25 PM

    All of you realize that the Pats were in contact w/ the Rams before Denver won the game Saturday? I’m pretty sure most of the NE staff thought they would be playing the Steelers, not Denver.

  124. buzmeg says: Jan 10, 2012 1:29 PM

    Don’t you think that coaches with friends throughout the league do this over and over again. Had JM not joined the Pats is it not feasible that BB could have picked up the phone and requested JM to give him any “inside info” that he may know about Tebow and or any of the other Broncos.

    Does anyone really believe that anything JM has to offer will have any bearing on BB’s game plan? I don’t think so! All he has to do is watch the tapes of their last game against the Broncos and last Sunday’s Pit/Den game and he’ll have all he needs for a game plan.

  125. thingamajig says: Jan 10, 2012 1:34 PM

    The Pats take quarters but give no quarters.

  126. glac1 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:38 PM

    Coming from the capital of salary cap cheating and spy-gate I don’t find this surprising. What is Brady’s post season record recently???????????

  127. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 10, 2012 1:41 PM

    Is his inside information on Tebow that praying is a waste of time and god doesn’t care about football?

    Because I knew that too.

  128. savagenation2011 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:44 PM

    sixaspadz says: Jan 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    I have inside info as well:
    Denver runs the ball. Tebow can’t throw. Their D is pretty good. They don’t have a shot saturday.

    —————————
    Can’t throw?

    So that was Elway out there wearing #15 that burnt the #1 defense in the league for 316 yards passing mulitple scores last sunday?

  129. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 10, 2012 1:48 PM

    This Steelers fan is now cheering for Baby Jesus and the Broncos. I’d love it if they could beat the Patriots! I would just love it!!

  130. savagenation2011 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:50 PM

    tebowpraystobrady says: Jan 10, 2012 12:26 PM

    I hope McDaniels is listed as an honorary captain and is out there for the coin tos……he probably already knows whether they will call heads or tails….

    Like i said yesterday….Praying will do no good for Tebow when the person he’s praying to is #12 on the other side of thefield!

    ———–
    Tebow never prays to win dilweed. he prays to give thanks and have strength to do his best , win or lose.

    You might wanna pray no one finds out your IQ

  131. tedmurph says: Jan 10, 2012 1:52 PM

    @cecil27

    Broncos were fined almost a million dollars(biggest fine in NFL history, including spygate) and docked a third round pick on two separate occasions for cap violations. One of the times was during their SB run, which ADavis claimed gave them an unfair edge. Don’t make it out like the guy was out of his mind, spindocter. Not claiming that’s why Denver won, just saying the eguy had a point.
    ———————————————————-
    This McDaniels thing is ridiculous It’s well within the rules, Cowboys did it a couple of yrs ago and nothing was said. The haters are in a twist because it’s the Patriots.. You can pick up a free agent player during this period too. Good for the Pats for taking advantage of the opportunity.

  132. mogogo1 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:55 PM

    The only team McDaniels may know less about than the Broncos is the Rams.

    The Pats have one of the best offenses in the league, a future Hall of Famer at quarterback, and an evil genius as a head coach, but the key is going to be how much a guy who stunk it up at his last two stops is going to help them?

  133. deadeye says: Jan 10, 2012 1:58 PM

    Josh McDaniels knows several key pieces of info that will help NE defeat Denver this weekend:

    1) JD knows the Bronco “secret handshake”.

    2) JD knows which toilet stall at Broncos HQ has the best accoustics for listening to an iPod while one is “downloading”.

    3) JD knows Pat Bowlen’s mother’s maiden name.

    4) JD knows all the best Ukranian restaurants in the greater Denver area.

    5) JD knows how to completely gut an NFL franchise’s talent base in two offseasons or less.

  134. j3ts83 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:59 PM

    LOL
    Patriots cheat 3 super bowls

    post-cheating

    0 super bowls

  135. deadeye says: Jan 10, 2012 2:00 PM

    Oops, I should have used JM instead of JD in my previous post. Oh well, those Josh McDaniels facts still stand.

  136. mogogo1 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:02 PM

    sschmiggles says:

    It has nothing to do with the Broncos. If this were anyone other than the Patriots, no one would care, but the haters just can’t stand it when the Patriots make a great move for themselves. It makes them feel vulnerable.
    __________________

    It’s a great move for McDaniels in that he’s still employed, but for the Pats? McDaniels has been a disaster everywhere except NE…and the Pats offense didn’t miss a beat when he left. Safe bet the first two things on his “to do” list as OC are going to be 1) Don’t mess with things that aren’t broken and 2) Don’t piss off Brady.

  137. kingjoe1 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:03 PM

    Too bad he didnt have that inside information while he was coaching there. He is tool, and will never succeed as a head coach because he is such. He hurt St Louis this year as he hurt Denver the previous 2.

    I say Broncos win this game, because he is on the other side.

  138. cannonballdookie says: Jan 10, 2012 2:03 PM

    What a joke. I’m upset as a Steelers fan that Denver beat us but I’d like nothing more than to see them dismantle New England on Saturday night. Those bunch of snakes look for every way possible to gain an advantage. NEVER seen a team bring in a new member of their coaching staff mid-season, let alone right before playoffs.

  139. tedmurph says: Jan 10, 2012 2:04 PM

    @jkbear

    Denver didn’t trade Cutler for Orton, he also got 2 1rsts and a 3rd. If you want to argue he blew the picks that’s a different story. Cutler is practically being run out of town in Chicago. If Angelo could get those picks back from Denver, I bet he would drive Cutler there himself. Oh wait, he got fired. While Marshall is a great player, he’s a time bomb waiting to go off. No thanks. Watch how fast Cleve dumps Hillis in the offseason. McDaniels made a lot of mistakes in Denver and had to be fired(videogate being the last straw), but they are also in the playoffs for the first time since 2005. Some of that is due to pieces JM put in place. King is right, villianization of JM is way over the top.

  140. Broncofanatic7 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:07 PM

    Bronco fans….
    Don’t worry about all this McD talk…
    There is enough tape out there for Tebow and our Defense that Josh won’t really have an impact at all.
    McD has NO inside information, it’s a totally different team now and he is long gone.

    Patsie fans….
    For all of you thinking you’re just going to show up to Gillette on Saturday and walk all over us, please… continue thinking that. When the 4th Quarter comes around and I see all your dumbfounded looks in the stands on TV I will just laugh!
    If we didn’t have a bad 2nd quarter last game, that would have been a different turnout. Oh and if Tebow and Thomas keep hooking up, and we run for 167 yards on you in the 1st Quarter again…. then I would be VERY afraid if I was you.

  141. wakexxl says: Jan 10, 2012 2:09 PM

    I am a big patriots fan and a big Broncos fan.
    Do not care at all about McDaniels coming back. Its all going to come down to who makes plays and who doesnt turn the ball over just like the last game between them.

  142. fuaholes says: Jan 10, 2012 2:09 PM

    To all you morons remarking about spygate and cheating…get over it. Most teams in the NFL did the same thing but never got caught. Come up with something original. It’s a NON issue. You all wish your sports teams were as successful as the Pats. Get a life you toolbags.

  143. pone27 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:15 PM

    Hahaha my response to you haters:

    Easy road to the AFC Championship! Pats baby, welcome back, Josh!

    I don’t even bother trying to have sensible, reasonable conversations with you Brady haters. You all are EXTREMELY jealous you don’t have Brady or BB on your team. So in turn, I will simply keep responding on purpose the things you HATE to hear:

    Pats will crush the Broncos with or without McDaniels.

  144. ruckthefaiders says: Jan 10, 2012 2:17 PM

    thetruth1313 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:38

    Funny that thou callest thineself the truth but don’t speakith it. ONE media guy (woody paige) in Denver is saying it isn’t fair. The rest of us could care less and think it will only cause problems with the pats if he comes in and trys to put his two cents in while the official OC is still there. Also Todd Haley only coached the chefs for one of the matches this season. No crying here. Think its funny that hoody jr. has to go crawlin back to daddy.

  145. savagenation2011 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:22 PM

    Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 10, 2012 1:41 PM

    Is his inside information on Tebow that praying is a waste of time and god doesn’t care about football?

    Because I knew that too.

    —————-

    Yes God does not care about football, but he does care about Tebow, and believe it or not, you

  146. portnoychunk says: Jan 10, 2012 2:26 PM

    Ahhh…..the anti-Pats dweebs are out in full force. Did the Patriots re-hire McDaniels BEFORE the Bronco’s and Steelers played? Yup.

    I know everyone on here was assuming Tebow would beat the Steelers and I’m sure you put up wads of cash betting as much. That’s the Pats angle: sign a coach for the unlikely event the that the underdog 8-8 team he coached for over a year ago will be the Pats next playoff opponent. Did you watch the last game? 41-23? Did they need Josh? We aren’t talking about the Packers or Saints here…it’s the Broncos, don’t flatter yourself. Also has nothing to do with the fact that the guy is a former Pats assistant and their current offensive coordinator announced last week that he’s leaving.

    Stupid knows no bounds.

  147. portnoychunk says: Jan 10, 2012 2:26 PM

    j3ts83 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:59 PM

    LOL
    Patriots cheat 3 super bowls

    post-cheating

    0 super bowls

    ^^^^^^^

    Women you have slept with in your lifetime: 0

  148. catherinecares says: Jan 10, 2012 2:28 PM

    Patriots haters will believe just about anything.

    Belichick got O’Brien a new job OR BETTER YET got PSU to FAKE THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    The team then hired McDaniels because of what he might know about the Broncos, a team he hasn’t coached in a year with a QB he never coached, that the Patriots MIGHT face, and that they just played and beat no problem.

    Yeah, that makes PERFECT sense.

    Get over spygate. If you know anything about football, you know it was bullpuckey. The Patriots have beat your football team. Deal.

  149. blackdonnelly says: Jan 10, 2012 2:40 PM

    There is no situation here – everything the Patriots have done (so far) this post-season has been above board. And bully for the Evil Hoodie – if he got McD back to work for him that’s all good (I’m not a Donks fan anyway) So, even though the conspiracy theorists and foil-hat testers will abound in responses to this story, there’s nothing here.

    Go Pats!!!!!

  150. salmen76 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:49 PM

    Hiring McDaniels will NOT affect the outcome of the game between the Broncos and Pats this weekend. But when the move is being made by the same team that got fined $150,000.00 for CHEATING just a couple of years ago it does lend itself to the “appearance” of impropriety. Add in the fact that since the end of the Patriots “got caught cheating” season they have won a total of ZERO playoff games. All the footage they obtained cheating is outdated now. Ofenses and defenses change every year. So, now that the Patriots are reduced to having to read defensive coverages at the line of scrimage like everybody else they are NOT as competitively relevant as they were during the cheating. Facts are facts. And i sure hope Tebow breaks a win right off in Bilicooks but thei weekend. i don’t even believe in God but i might just pray for it to happen just in case prayer works. Ha Ha. Geaux Saints!

  151. grilledjesus says: Jan 10, 2012 2:58 PM

    So we know this was perfectly legal and that all 31 other teams had the same option to talk to McD right.
    Why didn’t a horse toothed car salesman from Denver get proactive and try and outbid the Patriots?
    My guess is he figured his team had no shot to beat Pitt either.

  152. infectorman says: Jan 10, 2012 3:01 PM

    @Broncofanatic7:

    If we didn’t have a bad 2nd quarter last game, that would have been a different turnout. Oh and if Tebow and Thomas keep hooking up, and we run for 167 yards on you in the 1st Quarter again…. then I would be VERY afraid if I was you.

    *****************************************

    I thought I had heard it all, but this post takes the proverbial cake!!!

    Ya and if the Jets didn’t have a comeplete Jackass for a coach and halfwit for a QB, they’d be in the playoffs, too! IF the Lions had a better defense and a running game, they’d still be alive; IF Josh McDaniel didn’t INSIST (against all conventional football wisdom, mind you) to draft TT in the 1st round, you wouldn’t even BE in the playoffs; if the sun didn’t rise this morning, we’d all be dead; IF Iran loved the US, we’d wouldn’t have heightening tensions between the 2 countries; IF Hitler wasn’t a psycho, the holocaust would never have happened; IF Pluto was still a planet, the Bronco’s would stand a chance this weekend. IF IF IF IF IF IF

    Give me a break, are you 7 years old, or does the 7 signify how many months you’ve been watching the NFL?

    Jealousy IS one of the 7 deadly sins that you’ll never see Tim Tebow display, just all the Patriot haters…

    PS: thanks for showing up BOZO, and laying your fresh, cutting-edge insults that we’ve never heard before on us all; now my day is complete!

  153. bozosforall says: Jan 10, 2012 3:06 PM

    Gotta laugh at how all you widdle wussy Pats fans always have to jump to the defense of your precious Pats. Biggest bunch of crybabies on the planet. Funny that despite the hypocrisy that you all show when dealing with Yankee fans, a team that really does own the rest of the league…as opposed to the Pats who haven’t won a SB in several years now and have only won* three SBs total (all tainted by the spectre of Spygate, a shadow that will be cast over those titles for all of eternity, despite your weak prostestations).

    Cry on, losers…pretty soon your team will be back at the bottom of the NFL, where it was pre-Spygate.

  154. bozosforall says: Jan 10, 2012 3:07 PM

    portnoychunk says:
    Jan 10, 2012 2:26 PM
    j3ts83 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:59 PM

    LOL
    Patriots cheat 3 super bowls

    post-cheating

    0 super bowls

    ^^^^^^^

    Women you have slept with in your lifetime: 0

    ___
    Men that you (and the rest of the male Pats fan population) have orally serviced in your collective lifetimes: too numerous to count

  155. bozosforall says: Jan 10, 2012 3:10 PM

    rooney24 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 1:02 PM
    Is there anything more lazy than Spygate “jokes” for everything Pats related? Well, maybe only God or religion “jokes” for Tebow, but it is close. Come up with something original or save us the trouble.

    __
    All of the lame foot jokes that you crybaby Pats fans post on Jets threads. Nothing lazier than that. Except for you fans who just won’t move out of your mommy’s basements. Definitely nothing lazier than that.

  156. cornersportsnet says: Jan 10, 2012 3:11 PM

    Team that executes best wins ,regardless of that information josh may have,………………….dude ist playing in the game teams that executes the best and holds onto ball will win

  157. scooter7777777 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:14 PM

    If everyone who hates the Patriots OR thinks hiring McDaniels – who was given permission by St. Louis to talk with New England – during the season is wrong, morally unethical or some kind of cheating, call Jerry Jones to see what he has to say.

    From dallascowboys.com

    “Miami finished 7-9 in 2009 before letting Pasqualoni go, and the Cowboys moved swiftly to get him back to Valley Ranch in mid-January, the week of their divisional-round game against Minnesota.”

    So, obviously, there is nothing wrong with hiring a coach who either was let go by his previous employer, or whose employer gave the coach permission to seek a position with another team, which the Rams did. It was pretty clear that whoever the Rams decided to hire would bring in his own offensive coordinator, thus McDaniels was smart to start looking elsewhere for a job. It just happened that the Patriots’ OC was leaving and the Pats were interestred in bringing him back.

    I challenge anyone to show me a rule that prohibits a coach — who’s not under contract or receives persmission from his current team to search for a new job after the head coach was fired — from taking another job at any time, regardless of whether it’s during the seaosn or the off-season.

  158. thetruth1313 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:15 PM

    ruckthefaiders says:
    Jan 10, 2012 2:17 PM
    thetruth1313 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 11:38

    Funny that thou callest thineself the truth but don’t speakith it. ONE media guy (woody paige) in Denver is saying it isn’t fair.
    ———————————————-

    Klis also had a couple different articles about that. 2 links that I saw by 2 different writers. Sorry that I dont know the exact amount of journalist that Denver has…but then again I wouldnt call either of them much of a journalist.

  159. catherinecares says: Jan 10, 2012 3:17 PM

    This thread is full of Steelers, Jets & Colts fans.

    *** all tainted by the spectre of Spygate, a shadow that will be cast over those titles for all of eternity, despite your weak prostestations***

    Really ignorant of football Steelers, Jets & Colts fans too.

  160. mikemc89 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:17 PM

    I’m sick of everyone saying “OMG the pats needed to hire an insider to get info on the broncos”….. -_- wake up ppl, the hire took place before the broncos even won their game.

    and lets get real….Brady is the real OC of that team. McDaniels may get the OC title next season, but he’ll never be more then an assistant to TB.

    I’d also address all the spygate jokes….but theyre so old, and anyone who makes one is too ignorant to understand the actual situation. grow up.

  161. jkbear says: Jan 10, 2012 3:31 PM

    @tedmurph

    So are you saying that Denver is better off for trading Cutler, Marshall, and Hillis? I think that would be a hard point to argue. I know Denver fans hate Cutler (and so do a lot of Bears fans), but can you say that Tebow is a better franchise QB than Cutler? I’ll take Cutler any day. Marshall does have his problems but Thomas (while I like him) is not even in Marshall’s league right now. Oh, and those two first round picks they got for Cutler where an average D-linemen (Ayers, who was used as a lineback until Fox moved him) and Thomas who was a good pick up, and we all know what happened to Orton.
    Could you imagine if the Donkeys had Cutler and Marshall with this D and run game. I doubt they would be 14 dogs this week. My main problem with McDaniels is that he could not coach the good players he had. That’s what a good coach does. Do you think Fox wanted Tebow? He sure is making the best out of it though.

  162. briscocountyjr says: Jan 10, 2012 3:32 PM

    SPYGATE III – The Chronicle: Inception of McDoom… Starring- Tim Tebow, ‘Kill’ Bill Belichick, Von Miller (as assassin Bullit Swift),

    and guest starring … Jonas Hill as—- Josh McDaniels

    IN THEATRES SATURDAY!!

  163. jkbear says: Jan 10, 2012 3:38 PM

    @tedmurph

    The bottom line is that when McDaniels goes somewhere the team gets worse (they lose). Unless you are talking about the Patriots. What do you think Bronco and Rams fans?

  164. thetruth1313 says: Jan 10, 2012 4:14 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Jan 10, 2012 3:06 PM

    Cry on, losers…pretty soon your team will be back at the bottom of the NFL, where it was pre-Spygate.

    ————————————————

    Oh and Bozo? Do us all a HUGE favor and hold your breath waiting for that to happen?

    Mmmm’ k? Thanks!

  165. enx31 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:29 PM

    He was their Head Coach, and he has inside information?!?! OMFG, I just had a seizure, please send help.

    And any haters on this, Belichick or anything else Pats? If your team could do it, they would. Don’t be mad. It only makes it better.

  166. j0esixpack says: Jan 10, 2012 10:04 PM

    It’s funny… When the the Raiders fired Mike Shanahan and the Broncos hired him just before the playoffs when they were likely to face the Raiders no one said a thing… It violated no rule, and the Broncos were free to hire Shanahan once the Raiders cut him.

    When the Patriots hire the guy that the Broncos cut A YEAR AGO they’re the biggest cheaters in the history of sports.

  167. mikebinrookline says: Jan 10, 2012 10:47 PM

    Good point in the Shanahan example joesixpack!

    Because of all this pathetic whining you can bet this will now be a new rule next season, even though it’s been going on for decades.

    Nothing worse than bitching hypocrites.

  168. enx31 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:00 PM

    One could say if they weren’t bitching, they wouldn’t be hypocrites. I say they just love TB / BB and are afraid to acknowledge it…

    But it’s ok my friends, the Pats really are that good. And your team isn’t. It is real.

  169. 1historian says: Jan 10, 2012 11:33 PM

    Patriots haters: I am a Pats fan and proud of it. I know there are many of you out there who HATE my team, and speaking not only for myself but for many of my colleagues, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being so consistently and amusingly idiotic for so many years.

    A few facts:

    1) The Patriots were caught stealing opponents’ defensive signals in the first half of the first game of the 2007 season. They were told to stop doing it and they did. Given the huge amount of publicity that the incident caused, would it not follow that
    a) the NFL would keep an extra sharp eye on them? Yes it would.
    b) Have there been any complaints since then? No there have not.

    (BTW – teams have been stealing signals in ALL sports, pro and amateur, since forever.)

    2) Since then they have played 84 games and won 65 of them – 77.4%.

    Yes I know that they have not won a SB since then, and that they have been taken out IN FOXBORO in their first game of the playoffs the last 2 years.

    You may have a point there, but (with thanks to Ann Landers) if you keep your hats on maybe no one will notice.

    Once again please let me thank you ALL once again for keeping me and many others amused over the years.

    I’ll cut this short because I know that you are late for your various ‘conspiracy theorists’ meetings.

  170. osubuckfan says: Jan 11, 2012 1:15 AM

    I would think Broncos fans would be happy about the Patriots hiring McDaniels. Broncos fans hated McDaniels and wanted him fired. Now he’s going to help the enemy beat them? If he’s as incompetent as Broncos fans suggest, shouldn’t they be thrilled to have him working for NE?

    It just seems to me a lot like the guy who is jealous that the girl he just dumped hooked up with someone else. Dude, just let it go . . .you can’t have it both ways!

  171. briscocountyjr says: Jan 11, 2012 8:58 AM

    osubuckfan says:
    Jan 11, 2012 1:15 AM
    “I would think Broncos fans would be happy about the Patriots hiring McDaniels.”

    I would say we are– the wrecking ball swung out to two teams and heading right back to foxboro…Actually, I’m surprised patriots fans aren’t worried!

    Bill O’Brien doesn’t care anymore as he packs up his box for his latest gig. Meanwhile, Jonah Hill is signed back up…the only thing is, he isn’t the QB coach/waterboy this time.

  172. winstonpark says: Jan 12, 2012 1:10 AM

    This is a made up story, but the Pats are going to have their hands full with Tebow this time. Best game this weekend.

    GO BUCS!! #BLACKMON!!

  173. dfhigg says: Jan 12, 2012 11:41 AM

    Hey paranoid Bronco fans, think about this. The Pats need an OC next year, and Mc Daniels was available. And, he was hired before Denver won. Would the Pats have hired him just in case? Please. Tebow may have a future, but Brady will prevail.

  174. eleventyeight says: Jan 12, 2012 5:36 PM

    Funny how Pats fans keep repeating “Yeah, but the Pats hired Josh BEFORE the Steelers lost!”

    Because…uh….Bob Kraft couldn’t possibly have known the way the DEN-PIT game would come out ahead of time.

    You know- the “Robert Kraft” who was/is on the CBS board of Directors”…?

    Just sayin’ :-)

  175. 1historian says: Jan 13, 2012 10:26 AM

    The rich get richer because they are SMARTER

  176. dprouse says: Jan 13, 2012 1:25 PM

    Even if McDaniels wasn’t formally allowed to join the Patriots, don’t you think the Hoodie would have called him to pump him for every scrap of info he had? Of course he would have. Therefore, it doesn’t make any difference whether or not McDaniels is in the building formally.

    Secondly, everything both teams need to know is on film. By the time you get to this time of year, there are no secrets anymore. At this point, it’s a matter of personnel and execution.

  177. gingerkid2000 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:32 AM

    eleventyeight

    Your Tin Foil Hat collection must be the envy of all who see it! Better put one on before those pesky FACTS creep in!!!

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