Josh McDaniels: I have one of the best jobs in the world

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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has devised game plans for two different backup quarterbacks in the first three weeks of the season and the Patriots have won all three of their games, which is the sort of thing that could be appealing to teams looking for a new head coach once the 2016 season comes to an end.

It’s way too early to know which teams may be taking part in those searches, but McDaniels’ previous success putting together the offense in New England only makes it likelier that they’ll be gauging his interest in a second spin as a head coach.

McDaniels has been mentioned as a candidate in the past couple of offseasons without anything developing. He sounds open to the idea while making it clear he’s happy as a member of Bill Belichick’s staff.

“I love where I’m at,” McDaniels said on WEEI. “I’ve said before that I think we all have aspirations to grow and get better and improve and eventually move up and what have you. Who knows? Maybe that day happens, maybe it doesn’t. But I know this, is I’m really thankful I have the opportunity I have to coach the players that we have here, and to work underneath Bill and Robert [Kraft] and the Kraft family. It’s a privilege here. I feel like I have one of the best jobs in the world. I’m just thankful I have an opportunity to come here and do it each week. It’s a great honor to do that. Like I said, I enjoy it so much working with these guys here each week.”

McDaniels’ run as the Broncos head coach wasn’t a great success, but teams need only look to his boss (or the guy who beat his boss in two Super Bowls) for an example of a coach who improved in his second time running the whole show. The questions for McDaniels will likely be whether any of the openings are of interest and whether teams will wait for him if New England takes another deep playoff run.

37 responses to “Josh McDaniels: I have one of the best jobs in the world

  1. He’s going to keep looking good in NE, so it would behoove him to wait for what appears to be a great opening and not just jump at the first great offer he receives

  2. Josh McDaniels is just a product of the Patriots system. Just like the QB, you can bring in a college offensive coordinator and the Patriots will have success. Until someone clones Bill Belichick and Mr. Kraft you are not going to duplicate the Patriots success.

  3. If Mularkey gets fired (Dear God, please!) this off-season, I think he’s the Titans new HC. QB in place with Mariota. All kinds of draft picks in the next draft (Thanks LA!). And he goes way back with GM Jon Robinson who was director of college scouting with the Patriots & spent like a decade there. Just gotta convince our stupid ownership that Mularkey is garbage.

  4. Why these guys don’t get it. Brady gets it… Why don’t these others.

    Dear Coach McDaniels,

    It isn’t you. I promise you this. It isn’t you. Look at the long line of people that left N.E. Whether it QB or Coach. Cassel or Weis. The grass isn’t greener. Stay at N.E. with the GOAT coach and ride his coat tails just like Brady has. Bill is older than you, when he retires, then you can go look. Until then, get yourself some nice boots for the winters and stay put.

  5. The Broncos owe a lot to Josh McD. He got rid of Jay Cutler, and his lost season led to the second coming of John Elway and the Von Miller pick.

  6. .
    McDaniels gets some unfair criticism from his Denver days. First, he got rid of Cutler. That was huge. He also had some success in the draft with players such as Demaryius Thomas. Most of the issues revolved around his belief in Tim Tebow. McDaniels thought he could be productive, but he was in error.
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  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Sep 27, 2016 12:24 PM
    Josh McDaniels is just a product of the Patriots system. Just like the QB, you can bring in a college offensive coordinator and the Patriots will have success. Until someone clones Bill Belichick and Mr. Kraft you are not going to duplicate the Patriots success.

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    Too bad your Jets didn’t offer BB a job….. Oh wait, they did and BB told them to pound sand!

  8. Indeed, Belichick spent 5 years as HC of the Browns but couldn’t stomach 1 day as HC of the Jets. Think about that.

  9. This kid is from Canton, Ohio. That’s not too far from Cleveland. Jimmy Haslam is soon going to get tired of the guys he just hired. Haslam doesn’t wait too long to make a move.

  10. You folks are all missing it. A former Belichick disciple, Bob Quin, is the GM in Detroit and Jim Caldwell is week’s from getting fired.

    He’s got a QB in place there and pieces on Offense. He’s headed to the Lions.

  11. I bet the Patriots can hack into the opposing team’s computers and steal game plans!!!

  12. How many assistants from the Belichick coaching tree have gone on to become successful head coaches?

    Seriously. I think zero?

  13. I wonder if hes Bills successor. Hes not a bad offensive mind but a HC is a way different position. He also had personnel say too when he was a coach. Basically he had Belichick/Carroll authority as a first time HC. Not surprising it didnt work. Anyways hes a very saavy offensive mind, Ive seen games where Belichick is lecturing the defense not even looking at the field while McD is calling plays, it doesnt hurt that he has Tom Terrific as his QB either.

  14. silvernblacksabbath says:
    Sep 27, 2016 1:29 PM

    I bet the Patriots can hack into the opposing team’s computers and steal game plans!!!

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    that’s old news. They been doing that since 2007.

  15. “Josh McDaniels: I have one of the best jobs in the world”

    And when Brady is back and he gets to have him in a 2 TE offense with Bennett and Gronkowski, he will be like a kid in a candy store with a fist full of hundreds. It’s good to be the Josh.

  16. Step back to college and the SEC? Don’t think so.

    Constantly on the road kissing up to 18-yr old brats and their parents. Eating rubber chicken and banana pudding (world’s most over rated desert) with two-faced egomaniac, bible thumping, back stabbing boosters and alumni. And by the way, I’m as red-neck as they come and proud of it.

    Sure the money is good but who needs all that crap to get another shot at what he really wants – success as a HC in the big league. It will come without shoveling down cold grits at a prayer breakfast.

    On the other hand, can’t get good tea, collards, chicken bog, boiled peanuts, or pecan pie in Boston. Think I’ll stay where I’m at too.

  17. He’s staying with the Pats for one simple reason. When BB calls it quits, most likely when Brady does, he will become the next head coach for the best franchise in football.

  18. Ya know if this goofball had John Elway the GM in Denver, he might not have been that bad.

    I think problem in Denver was that there was no structure. Mike Shanahan was the structure in Denver before Josh. While JM wasnt great, I think the circumstances were difficult for anyone to be successful.

  19. charliecharger says:
    Sep 27, 2016 1:07 PM
    This kid is from Canton, Ohio. That’s not too far from Cleveland. Jimmy Haslam is soon going to get tired of the guys he just hired. Haslam doesn’t wait too long to make a move.

    3 9

    He won’t go to….Cleveland, Miami[ real bad owners], Jets, Bills, Jags, etc…either ownership too unstable,,,but also unwritten code that his people never [ except for The Rat] leave to coach in same division.

    3 potential landing spots….Detroit, Titans, Bears, maybe even Texans

  20. silvernblacksabbath says:
    Sep 27, 2016 1:29 PM
    I bet the Patriots can hack into the opposing team’s computers and steal game plans!!!

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    Did you use name brand tin foil or a store brand for that hat?

  21. Cheating didn’t get him getting fired in DEN. Losing did. McD remained the Head Coach for a couple of more games and only got fired when DEN lost both of them – their 3rd loss in a row and 7th in their last 8 games – to drop their overall record to 3-9 on the season. That’s why he got fired.

  22. I don’t understand the infatuation with McDaniels, who made one of the worst qb decisions in history as the HC in Denver, but I could see him in Chicago next year with Illinois’s own Jimmy Garappolo.

  23. abninf says:
    Sep 27, 2016 1:44 PM
    How many assistants from the Belichick coaching tree have gone on to become successful head coaches?

    Seriously. I think zero
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    That Saban guy does okay.

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