Josh McDaniels is expected to be the Patriots offensive coordinator after the season, but his return to the practice field Tuesday in New England was in a different capacity.
While Bill O’Brien ran the team’s offense, McDaniels was seen talking up Bill Belichick during the team’s padded practice. McDaniels is an “offensive assistant.”
Broncos coach John Fox tried to downplay how much help McDaniels could provide against his former team.
“We change players with teams all throughout the year. I think it’s a lot about nothing,” Fox said.
We think the loophole allowing McDaniels to join a team in the playoff should be closed. But Fox points out that these Broncos are different than last year’s Broncos. (Even if many players are the same and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy remains from McDaniels’ staff.)
“I know Josh a little bit. It’s always better to be employed as coaches than unemployed. He doesn’t even know our offense. Our offense is completely different,” said Fox via ESPNBoston.com.
If nothing else, this gives Broncos fans a new reason to despise McDaniels. Despite the fact that he drafted their savior.