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Josh McDaniels is glad to be “home”

Josh McDaniels AP

He was born in Canton, but he now knows there’s no place like New England.

After a failed stint as head coach of the Broncos and a season with the Rams, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is back in the place where he spent eight seasons, winning three Super Bowl rings.

This is home for me.  It feels great to be back,” McDaniels said Thursday, via the Boston Globe.

After three years away, he has noticed differences.

“The tight ends are different,” McDaniels said.  “The backs are a little younger.  Things have changed. There’s a few different coaches on our staff, but I think that happens at every team every year in the NFL and we just adapt.  We’re so used to doing it by now that it just comes with the territory.  But it’s exciting.”

(Exciting?  Who would have guessed that McDaniels is the guy who drafted Tim Tebow?)

The quarterback is the same, and the head coach is the same.  And the production hasn’t changed, even as the supporting pieces have.

Of course, McDaniels got a bit of a head start, working for the Patriots as a consultant after the Rams released him from his contract following the 2011 season.  And McDaniels’ knowledge of Tebow may have played a role in New England’s postseason mastery of McDaniels’ former pupil, whom they’ll see at least twice this year.

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9 Responses to “Josh McDaniels is glad to be “home””
  1. snaponrules says: Jul 27, 2012 12:43 PM

    No body is more glad he is “Home” then bronco fans.

  2. profootballwalk says: Jul 27, 2012 1:01 PM

    Because you need ‘special knowledge’ to deal with the Tebow Tricknology.

  3. phuriousjorge says: Jul 27, 2012 1:15 PM

    You went out in the world to prove yourself, and you sucked. Now…run home to daddy.

  4. surfinbird1 says: Jul 27, 2012 1:34 PM

    Bill B. told him he didn’t think he was ready for that step. Maybe sometime down the road. He is still a young dude.

  5. rajbais says: Jul 27, 2012 1:36 PM

    Job because you have actual talent there to make you look good!!! Plus you’re not destroying teams like how you did in Denver and St. Louis!!!

  6. pjrhc says: Jul 27, 2012 1:42 PM

    His offenses haven’t really shined – except with Tom Brady, who makes most offenses look good.

  7. geniusfan says: Jul 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    “And McDaniels’ knowledge of Tebow may have played a role in New England’s postseason mastery of McDaniels’ former pupil, whom they’ll see at least twice this year.”

    Except the Patriots already blew out the Broncos and Tebow at Mile High earlier in the season without McDaniels…..

  8. rc33 says: Jul 27, 2012 2:57 PM

    I love the way Broncos fans pile on McDaniels, as if their team was actually something of note prior to and he brought it all crashing to Earth.

    Pssst, you were lousy.

    Soon to come, the “big disappointment” with The Forehead.

  9. backindasaddle says: Jul 28, 2012 5:10 PM

    The coming together of everything this year… McDaniels, Brady, the TE’s, Brandon Lloyd, better supporting receivers etc etc etc…. is shaping up to look like New England is going to have an absolutely epic offensive this year.

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