Josh McDaniels: This is the right time for me to be here

AP

When Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew from the Browns’ search for a head coach last week, there were conflicting reports about what motivated the decision.

Depending on who you read or listened to, McDaniels either took his name out of consideration after finding out he wasn’t the top candidate or that he chose to remain with the Patriots because of the stability of the situation before conversations escalated to that point. McDaniels was asked about the choice on Tuesday and leaned toward the latter explanation.

“I’ll definitely be here [next year]. This is the right time for me to be here,” McDaniels said, via NESN.com. “It just means that I made a decision to be here. I’m very happy here. Sometimes you have to make choices for what’s best for you and your family, and that’s what I tried to do.”

McDaniels didn’t interview or withdraw from consideration for any of the other openings, so there may have also been other issues at play. With Todd Bowles also pulling his name from consideration on Tuesday, it’s not like McDaniels is the only coach who decided that they weren’t a fit with the job in Cleveland and there have been several reports about the unattractiveness of the post. Teams interested in McDaniels as a head coach in the future will likely ask about those issues, but it hardly seems like something that would disqualify McDaniels from being back in the mix for top jobs in the future.

27 responses to “Josh McDaniels: This is the right time for me to be here

  1. Good call Josh, Milk what fame you can off of Belichick and Adams. Once they retire you can fail at a HC job then. Just try not to run out the teams Franchise QB and WR. It doest set yourself up for success.

    Try not to bring one of NE “Filming Crews” with you either. It wasn’t your 11-17 record that got you fired in Denver. It was SPYGATE II. 🙂

  2. TOP secret info :
    NY Giants are waiting for Josh McDaniels to finish season with Patriots. Josh will then be announced as the New Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach of the Giants

  3. If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it! When you have Tom Brady as your quarterback, why bother going to a mediocre team unless you’re hurting for cash? Offensive Coordinating is what he does and what he is known for. Why not stick it out a few more years while it’s good? If after the fact, then proceed with becoming a head coach if it sees you fit. I like this decision whether I am a Pat’s fan or not.

  4. Why should teams be allowed to pilfer another’s coaching staff before the entire season is over?

    Just seems shady to me…

  5. fact is no one in their right mind wants that job in Cleveland, Browns really screwed Chud over with his 1 and done season. Guy had no QB and so many holes on the team you could drive a mack truck through it.

  6. Count your lucky stars Browns fans. Josh McDaniels is the worst thing that happened to the Broncos franchise in decades. He was run out of town with torches and pitchforks. Just a terrible leader who’s decisions reeked of arrogance and immaturity.

  7. As bad as the Tebow draft was, Josh did a pretty damn good job getting quality players that are making big impact today.
    D. Thomas
    E. Decker
    K. Moreno
    R. Ayers
    Z. Beadles

    Not bad IMO

  8. The Krafts are cheap. The NE job is not as desirable as you think once Brady retires and the Krafts won’t spend to the cap. They would rather make profits than win – Belichek bails them out because he can make average players with low salaries win. I am sure he is well paid.

  9. Probably because he’d rather be a part of a team that legitimately contends for a Super Bowl every season…

  10. “I’ll definitely be here. This is the right time for me to be here. It just means that I made a decision to be here. I’m very happy here. Sometimes you have to make choices for what’s best for you and your family, and that’s what I tried to do.”

    Translation: “I think we can squeeze 1 or 2 more Super Bowls out of this New England squad, so I’m going to stay here to see about getting a ring. And since the Browns change coaches every year, there will be ample time for me to go home to Ohio to coach the Browns.”

  11. D. Thomas (mid 1st round draft pick oowww)
    E. Decker ( 5th round player that plays like it)
    K. Moreno ( 2nd round pick and under achiever)
    R. Ayers ( Back up )
    Z. Beadles (decent O lineman)

    Where do you see the great drafting here? He wasted a 1st round Pick on Tim Tebow when we could of got Dez Bryant and Thomas in the 1st round. went 11-17 and got fired from denver and St. Louis for being a terrible coach. Everyone knows Coordinators from the Pats don’t do anything. They went 14-2 without a O, and D coordinator. No one from the BB coaching tree has ever had any success anywhere. This is because it is widly known that Belichick and Adams run the show in NE and once he retires, Adams is going to call it quits too and you’ll be back to the basement of the NFL so enjoy it while it lasts.

  12. I don’t pretend that my broncos didn’t break salery cap rules. They didn’t do it in secrecy. They haven’t denied it. You see that’s the diffrence. I can see how people would put an * on the SB victories of 97,98. You think you’ll find a Pats fan that might admit there team was caught for systematic cheating during the Bill Belichick era? and all their SB are tainted? ya I didn’t think so. Is that your best chirp? better try harder next time chump.

  13. “No one from the BB coaching tree has ever had any success anywhere”

    Nick Saban
    Bill O Brien
    Ozzie Newsome
    Rob Ryan
    Pat Hill
    Kirk Ferentz

    Not only are your arguments Stupid, they are also wrong….and if not for Manning having 4 surgeries the broncos would still be in the AFC west basement looking eye to eye at the raiders….

  14. How this guy could be considered a top head coaching candidate after his complete faceplant in Denver is betond me. He literally was a failure in every facet of NFL coaching. Personnel decisions, drafting, W/L record, team chemistry, player trust, etc. Not to mention he had the audacity to attempt another spygate. Wow

  15. McD may have been a failure on his first go around in Denver but what exactly has Foxy accomplished with this team ? Better yet, other than clap his hands, cheer on Peyton, chew gum and have chest pains, what does he exactly do for his team ?

  16. slaugin says: Jan 14, 2014 4:35 PM

    As bad as the Tebow draft was, Josh did a pretty damn good job getting quality players that are making big impact today.
    D. Thomas
    E. Decker
    K. Moreno
    R. Ayers
    Z. Beadles

    Not bad IMO
    ———–
    Not bad. But he also traded a first round pick to Seattle for the chance to draft Alphonso Smith in 2009. Seattle used that pick in 2010 to draft Earl Thomas. Not good.

  17. It seems to me that if McDaniels was so incompetent/stupid/dumb/etc at his job he would have been fired by either Bellichick or Mr. Kraft a long time ago. The fact he is still with the Pats and the fact that the Pats are always in contention says someone in that organization likes him for whatever reason, but then again what do I know.

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