Belichick: McDaniels, Patricia, Caserio should all be on NFL Career Development Advisory Panel list

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Over the weekend, PFT reported on the preliminary lists generated by the NFL Career Development Advisory Panel of recommended coaching and G.M. candidates for 2017. From the Patriots, only defensive coordinator Matt Patricia appeared on either list.

On Tuesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked to comment on the omission of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from the coaching list.

“The comment that I would have would be number one – I think that both Josh [McDaniels] and Matt [Patricia] . . . are great coaches,” Belichick said, via quotes distributed by the team. “[They] should absolutely be on any head coaching list. I can’t imagine that there are many other coaches that could present a resumé equal or comparable to theirs. They’ve done a great job here for a sustained period of time so a great track record. I think, I personally think, that a list of head coaching candidates that didn’t include them would be incomplete. A similar comment on the General Manager thing with Nick [Caserio], which I don’t know if he was or wasn’t included. I think somebody told me that he wasn’t included, so I would have the same comment for him. He does a tremendous job as well. I can’t imagine any list not having those three people.”

McDaniels wasn’t on the preliminary list because it’s perceived by the panel that he’ll remain in New England until Belichick retires and then succeed him. Which Belichick probably would prefer, if he were telling the complete and total truth.

20 responses to “Belichick: McDaniels, Patricia, Caserio should all be on NFL Career Development Advisory Panel list

  1. Isn’t the purpose of that list to help highlight candidates who everybody might not know about? Are former head coaches usually included on that list? Is Jon Gruden on the list?

  2. I can’t wait for McDaniels to take over the Patriots. Enjoy your winning now NE fans.

  3. This is why so many coaches and players are so loyal to Belichick. If you do your job well, he will stick up for you even if it is against his own short term interest. He knows he got where he is in part because others did the same for him.

  4. As a long time Pats fan I don’t think BB is anywhere near thinking about retiring. A lot of coaches retire to spend more time with their family but BB brought both his sons onto the Patriots staff. Steven is the DB’s coach and Brian is getting his feet wet at the bottom of the scouting department.

    Don Shula with his silly “Belicheat” comments may have stoked the competitive flames for BB to go for Shulas all time coaching wins record. Shula is now just 97 games up on BB. So we are talking about 7 or 8 more seasons of 12 to 13 wins. And yes it’s an extremely tall task but if anyone is up to that task it’s probably BB.

  5. Depends on how McDaniels ego is. If it has been so long that he’s forgotten how he ruined the Broncos by trying to take over every aspect of the team in a Chip Kelly type manner, he’ll fail again no matter how brilliant he is schematically

    I still don’t fully get how a good offensive coordinator translates to be a good coach. Not every good worker is a good manager

  6. “I can’t wait for McDaniels to take over the Patriots. Enjoy your winning now NE fans.”

    Won’t happen any time soon. Belichick will be coaching the Pats for a long time to come. I think at least another 10 years if not longer.

  7. Belichick will want to win a SuperBowl without Brady or at least have a period of sustained playoff appearances without him before he retires. That’s just how the old ego works with competitive types. And its always the ones who say they don’t care about public opinion who care the most. Kind of like atheists being the most evangelical about their views.

  8. tommymomoney says:
    Nov 22, 2016 1:44 PM
    What’s Patricia done besides running a crap defence for 3 years?

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    Probably knows how to spell “Defense”.

  9. Resume? Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis had identical resumes as these current guys. How’d they do as head coaches? Wasn’t there another guy named Josh McDaniels from New England that already tried making it on his own, or is this the same guy? It’s awesome for any coach to promote his assistants, so hats off to Belichick. But if these guys don’t get to take Tom Brady with them, they’ll likely be in the unemployment line soon. I’m not saying these guys aren’t great coaches. Geez, even Bill was well under .500 before Tom Terrific came along, and Bill’s the greatest of all time. Right? Belichick wasn’t being outcoached when he was losing. He just didn’t have the HOF QB.

  10. Judging by his unit’s performance to date this season, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia seems to me to be—ironically enough—the least deserving to be on that list. New England’s defense strikes me as mediocre. Sure, one can argue that they now rank sixth in points/game, but that impressive stat is a notable exception. I think their pass defense, among other things, is conspicuously lacking, and they seemingly can’t buy a sack. Pats fans shouldn’t expect much from their team. They should expect more.

  11. charliecharger says:
    Nov 22, 2016 2:18 PM
    Belichick wasn’t being outcoached when he was losing. He just didn’t have the HOF QB.
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    Oh yay! The NFL version of the chicken or the egg argument, yawn. When the next article saying something positive about Brady comes up we can count on hearing how he is a ‘system’ QB that would be no one without Belichick. Poor trolls can’t wrap their heads around the simple fact that it’s not an either or thing? Belichick’s and Brady’s greatness are not mutually exclusive, in fact it’s very much the opposite.

  12. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says:
    Nov 22, 2016 2:24 PM
    Sure, one can argue that they now rank sixth in points/game, but that impressive stat is a notable exception.
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    They are 3rd in PPG and that is the only defensive stat that matters. Belichick: “Stats are for losers. The only numbers that matter are the big ones on the scoreboard at the end of the game.” The fact that NE has managed to maintain a top 5 scoring D in the absence of a credible pass rush and mediocre rushing and passing D’s to this point makes the case for justified optimism for the work in progress that is their D and for considering Patricia as a HC candidate.

  13. If it has been so long that he’s forgotten how he ruined the Broncos …
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    Shanahan and ownership (and Cutler/Marshall) ruined the Broncos before McD got there. McD inherited the garbage (e.g., Cutler) that continued to play like garbage. He took a garbage team that had been .500 for the previous 3 years to .500 his first year with Orton. Then when McD was fired, John Fox took that same garbage team to .500 with Tebow. Then PEDton arrived and Fox apparently saved the day.

  14. charliecharger says:
    Nov 22, 2016 2:18 PM
    Resume? Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis had identical resumes as these current guys. How’d they do as head coaches?

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    No, Weiss and Crennel were both much more experienced/decorated (not to mention just better) than the current coordinators. Like it’s not even close.

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