Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England was about football, not family

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After Josh McDaniels turned down the Colts’ head-coaching job he had verbally accepted to remain the Patriots’ offensive coordinator instead, one of the reasons given was that McDaniels’ family was happy in New England, and he didn’t want to uproot them.

Don’t believe it.

Peter King said this morning on PFT Live that the spin that McDaniels’ family was more comfortable in New England than with moving to Indianapolis wasn’t in any way related to McDaniels’ decision. Instead, it was all about him thinking he’d have a better career going forward if he remained with the Patriots than jumping to the Colts.

“This had nothing to do with his family,” King said. “It was about the Patriots giving him a better option than Indianapolis.”

King indicated that McDaniels might have felt more comfortable playing on Robert Kraft’s team than on Jim Irsay’s team, or that there was something else about the Colts that McDaniels didn’t like, but whatever it was, it was football-related, not location-related or family-related.

“He has to have thought there were some things wrong in Indianapolis,” King said. “What it is I don’t know. I’m waiting to hear it myself.”

The Colts seem genuinely happy to have “settled” for Frank Reich, and in the long run it may turn out that they got the right coach for the franchise despite getting turned down by their first choice. But it was still an embarrassing moment for the Colts to have McDaniels decide that being an assistant in New England is a better job than being a head coach in Indianapolis.

101 responses to “Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England was about football, not family

  1. “This had nothing to do with his family,” King said. “It was about the Patriots giving him a better option than New England.”
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    Say…what? 🙂

  2. “It was about the Patriots giving him a better option than New England.”

    The correct answer would be “than Indianapolis” in the category “We need a proof reader”

  3. McDaniels was clearly too embarrassed to be associated with a team that hangs banners for losing. Can’t blame him.

    Tee hee 🙂

  4. “This had nothing do with his family,” King said. “It was about the Patriots giving him a better option than New England.” Really? You don’t mince words do you? Yes you do! Don’t be in such a rush in the morning, or get to work on time.

  5. mazenblue says:

    February 16, 2018 at 9:06 am

    “It was about the Patriots giving him a better option than New England.”

    Oh yea??

    ——————————————

    Lol. Beat me to it.

  6. Whether it was based on football or family, you make that decision:
    (1) Before you apply for the job; or
    (2) After your first meeting with the prospective employer; or
    (3) When contemplating an offer from the prospective employer.
    Giving your word and then waiting two weeks and going back on your word is not OK. If I was a Patriots fan, I would hope Kraft never gives the keys to a guy who did this to another prospective employer.

  7. People who are ready to be a head coach should be willing to embrace a challenge. That’s fine if McDaniels doesn’t feel he is fit to be a head coach. Just don’t waste people’s time.

  8. Good lord, he was guaranteed the Head Coaching job after Belichick left. Any reporting or theory out there aside from that is just a smoke screen for the Pats to avoid a violation of the Rooney Rule down the road and inevitable heavy-handed penalties from the league.

    This is obviously the explanation, and I haven’t seen a single report referencing the Rooney Rule since McDaniels made his decision.

  9. I think they are insulting our intelligence by saying it is anything other than what it is: McDaniels was promised Bill’s job when he leaves and Bill will be leaving soon.

  10. The biggest issue in Indy right now is who will be the QB for 2018. Andrew Luck’s status isn’t any more clear than it was last year.

  11. His decision not ours. It’ll be interesting to circle back to this topic in about a decade. When BB quit the Jets and headed to Foxboro all the fans/media back then was calling it a huge mistake too. “Beli-choke” was the name I kept hearing from the talking head sports guys. I’m curious to see how this goes. Regardless of what we say, time and only time will tell.

  12. “King indicated that McDaniels might have felt more comfortable playing on Robert Kraft’s team than on Jim Irsay’s team…”
    — Who wouldn’t!?! And the water is wet.

  13. This has to be the greatest case of Stockholm’s syndrome ever witnessed in sports.

    Your HC doesn’t trust you enough to guarantee you will succeed him once he leaves and your golden boy QB screams until he’s red in the face when you call as play he doesn’t like or because he’s going through withdrawals from cabbage and avocado ice cream. But sure, Josh, New England is HOME!

  14. Is it at all possible that Bill (or others in the organization) went to Kraft sometime before Super Bowl week (it could have been near the end of the regular season) and leveled with him: losing two coordinators would make it impossible for the Patriots to get back to the Super Bowl next year. And after the offensive performance the Patriots had in the Super Bowl (versus what the defense did or didn’t do) that Kraft sweetened the pot for McDaniels to stay?

  15. .
    It seems a metaphysical certainty that at some point Belichick will move into a full time GM position and McDaniels will be elevated to head coach. The question for McDaniels then became, ” Do I want to be on the Kraft/Belichick team, who I know? Or, do I want to go all in on Irsay and Ballard?

    One must also keep in mind that, if for any reason things went south in Indy, then McDaniels NFL career would most likely be over. With four young children it’s improbable he’d want to start over again.
    .

  16. That’s all well and good, but maybe you could have come to that decision before you hired assistants and committed to the job, instead of 18 hrs before your introductory press conference.

  17. The Colts fled Baltimore in the dead of night and had each moving truck take a different route out of the state so that the legislature and the state troopers couldn’t stop them all. They are the last people who should be whining about broken “verbal agreements” and I hope they get left at the altar many times in the future.

  18. So, that means Josh McDaniels will be a complete disaster as a head coach even if he becomes head coach in New England. He has that little confidence in his own abilities to turn around the fortunes of another organization. Good thing, he did turn it down. Great coaches like Bill Walsh and Chuck Noll became great coaches for their ability to turn around franchises, guess amcdaniels will never be in that class.

  19. He must be a real peach at a restaurant: I’ll have the salmon…wait, I didn’t see you had crab cakes, I love crab cakes…wait, I haven’t had a good ribeye in years, I will take that…wait, can I just have a few more minutes?

  20. ummmm maybe Josh realized that he was actually going to be employed by Irsay and came to his senses?? Worst owner/franchise in sports history

  21. Indy lacks an O-line, an O-line coach like Dante Scarnecchia, and any good players on Defense. Josh also knows the difficulty he would face turning around the Colts crippling loser culture and he can’t do anything about the dumb owner.
    In retrospect Josh made the intelligent decision even though it was late.

  22. 6ball says:
    One must also keep in mind that, if for any reason things went south in Indy, then McDaniels NFL career would most likely be over.

    Once Brady hangs em up Josh can show just how mediocre he is

  23. Then why accept a job, hire assistants, and start packing for Indy if you thought NE was a better option?

    Nice try, Pete King

  24. I don’t believe anything Peter King says. BB hasn’t talked with him for over 10 years. He knows nothing about what goes on in NE. He should keep to beer and coffee reviews.

  25. His decision wasn’t about football.
    It was about getting cold feet and being away from his security blanket BB.
    Immaturity at it’s best.

  26. “Peter King, not PFT, thinks Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England was about football, not family.”

  27. Hello Sherlock Holmes. Every football option is better in New England versus the Colts. The Patriots operate a bottom up organization that succeeds because the expectations are clear. The off season and the in season expectations are clearly delineated. Stay in physical shape, be a student of the game, make it a full time job. Fundamentally, the reason that The Patriots continue to be so good is that they are doing the business of professional football. Most of the other teams are still playing a game. Here is a point to ponder: When Tom Brady was backing up Drew Bledsoe, he was in the film room every day at 415 am. The analytics he was studying were prepared by a staff that was able to both dissect and describe what the next opponent was going to do. But! He was running the practice squad. So, he was learning to run opposition offense, because that was his job. Tom Brady set the expectation. Josh McDaniels is living it. Professional Football is a business. The Patriots organization gets that. They do business. The Colts are still playing a game.

  28. This is good karma for the way the Colts shafted Baltimore and fled the city in the dead of night. then years later tried to frame a team of deflating footballs because they and their #1 pick QB were embarrassed in front of the entire nation.

    Frank Reich will be wishing he stayed on Philadelphia before November

  29. For anyone in Indy saying “wow, we got lucky there” – I say, lucky how? You just don’t know what Reich can bring versus what McDaniels could bring. No one knows yet. If Luck can come back healthy, many coaches would look like they turned things around there. If he can’t, they’ll continue to flounder.

    McDaniels shouldn’t have let it go down this way, but in the real world and in every company I’ve been associated with, it happens all the time. His intuition just told him not to accept, or maybe other intel that hasn’t come out yet.

  30. “Peter King said this morning on PFT Live that the spin that McDaniels’ family was more comfortable in New England than with moving to Indianapolis wasn’t in any way related to McDaniels’ decision. ”

    And we’re supposed to believe what Peter King has to say about somebody else’s decision making? Until he says what evidence he bases this pronouncement on, it’s just gossip.

  31. At what point do we find out that Andrew Luck isn’t going to play this season either?

    I suspect that that is the root of this situation. At some point during the 3 weeks from McDaniels accepting the job and then backing out something changed with Luck’s prognosis or he found out that the Colts were not truthful about Luck’s condition.

    He’s got one last shot at being a Head Coach and he wasn’t going to spend that chance on a role without a plan at QB…

    People can focus on him possibly being tapped as the heir apparent to Belichick but I would not be surprised if we find out that things are not looking good for Luck as the off season progresses…

  32. Most coaches don’t get a third shot as an HC. Having already had an unsuccessful stint as a head coach in the past, he likely realized that failing in Indy would likely be his last shot. He probably saw something that made him believe it was not a good situation, maybe Luck is further from being able to play again than we are lead to believe, or who knows what else he saw. He likely decided that he was better off in N.E and potentially being Bill’s replacement than he was going in to a bad situation in Indy

  33. Colts have 2 losing seasons in the past 2 decades but the patriot tools say the colts have a crippling losing culture? How moronic is this fanbase seriously? Nhpats crying about the Colts leaving, yet not crying about the browns moving to Baltimore, another hypocrite buffoon what do you expect

  34. The fact that he changed his mind late in the process is not all that out of the ordinary. It happens all the time in virtually the entire business spectrum. The head of a business hears that a valued employee is going to leave and makes the employee a great offer to stay, which for whatever the reason the employee decides to accept.
    What is unusual in this case is the circumstances of the assistant coaches. I don’t see how McDaniels could be hiring people when he himself was not yet hired. It sounds like the Colts jumped the gun and offered jobs based on a yet to be concluded precedent “hiring”. There has been nothing that I have seen from the assistant coaches saying that the hiring was by McDaniels.

  35. “Watching McDaniels lose the Super Bowl, was … amazing.”

    Unless you’re an Eagles fan you can only wish it was your team that had made it to the Super Bowl instead of the Pats. Sad that the only thing fans of pathetic teams have to look forwards to is a team they don’t like losing.

  36. Hopefully this was payback for their part in the most cowardly, despicable act in the history of the NFL, Framegate. Well done Josh. You earned a place in my heart forever. I don’t care if you win another game. I only wish there was a way to pay the Ravens back for their part.

  37. “or that there was something else about the Colts that McDaniels didn’t like, but whatever it was, it was football-related, not location-related or family-related.“

    The info that came out that showed that Andrew Lucks rehab was not progressing like the Colts had been representing it would exactly fit that bill. In fact, I remember right after that info came out was when McDaniels started being evasive on questions about his new job. Several sportswriters picked up on that and wrote about it. I believe PFT was one of them.

  38. ikeclanton says:
    February 16, 2018 at 10:07 am
    For anyone in Indy saying “wow, we got lucky there” – I say, lucky how? You just don’t know what Reich can bring versus what McDaniels could bring. No one knows yet.
    _______________________
    It’s called character.

  39. The only reason to go to Indianapolis is to coach Andrew Luck, so if the reports of McDaniels finding out that Luck won’t be ready are true, then I don’t blame him for bailing. The owner already lied about him last season, so there is no reason to believe he didn’t do it again.

  40. he’s made himself radioactive

    I call bull on that, and Pat Kirwan agrees.

    Some people just wish it to be so.

  41. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:11 am
    Whether it was based on football or family, you make that decision:
    (1) Before you apply for the job; or
    (2) After your first meeting with the prospective employer; or
    (3) When contemplating an offer from the prospective employer.
    Giving your word and then waiting two weeks and going back on your word is not OK. If I was a Patriots fan, I would hope Kraft never gives the keys to a guy who did this to another prospective employer.
    _____________________

    You’re assuming the Patriots had given him an offer before he interviewed etc. Fact is this stuff happens everyday in corporate America. Not his fault how the NFL set up the system. Before the Colts fans get too high on their little horses, how many times you think the employer was already headhunting replacements before they fired a head coach and ultimately his assistant coaches? Dog eat dog business the NFL is. Sometimes you get the worm, sometimes it gets you.

  42. brwmstr says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:35 am

    ummmm maybe Josh realized that he was actually going to be employed by Irsay and came to his senses?? Worst owner/franchise in sports history
    ———————-

    He’d have to get in line behind York, Snyder, Haslam, and that guy that traded Babe Ruth.

  43. harrisonhits2 says:
    February 16, 2018 at 10:34 am
    “Watching McDaniels lose the Super Bowl, was … amazing.”

    Unless you’re an Eagles fan you can only wish it was your team that had made it to the Super Bowl instead of the Pats. Sad that the only thing fans of pathetic teams have to look forwards to is a team they don’t like losing.

    ——-

    Yes, and given that McDaniels offense put up a record number of yards in a SB I would not say that “McDaneils lost the SB” by any means…. The Pats defense lost that game as they did two games against the Giants

  44. The Colts fell for the okie doke. Should have listened to the Donkey fans when they tried to warn you.

  45. Hardly. He realized he was nothing with Bill and Tommy. Remember the debacle in Denver? I guess the family didn’t matter then. He knows he’s only successful because of the team and not the other way around. He’s just a weasel who almost had the Colts fooled into thinking he’s an actual NFL head coach. I’m gonna laugh when he takes over the Patriots. That program will go down the tubes and then Josh will have to go back to coaching in high school.

  46. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:11 am
    Whether it was based on football or family, you make that decision:
    (1) Before you apply for the job; or
    (2) After your first meeting with the prospective employer; or
    (3) When contemplating an offer from the prospective employer.
    Giving your word and then waiting two weeks and going back on your word is not OK. If I was a Patriots fan, I would hope Kraft never gives the keys to a guy who did this to another prospective employer.

    ——————-

    Look, this stuff happens all the time in the real world. My wife is an HR professional and it is not at all uncommon for a candidate to accept an offer then back out after their current employer makes an effort to make them happy enough to stay. It’s just business. Ask yourself this – have the Colts always operated in a completely transparent and above-board manner with all of their employees? I’d be willing to bet not. Loyalty is a two-way street and it simply doesn’t exist in most industries.

  47. I’m sure the colts already have a “We Almost Signed Josh McDaniels” banner ready to hang, and its reasons like that that keep people away from this marshmallow franchise laughably called a football team.

  48. My comments get flagged by the sensors, meanwhile I read comments from the same 20 idiots on every story. WTF PFT says:
    February 16, 2018 at 10:30 am
    I don’t agree with this idea that Mcdaniels will never get another shot, or he’s radioactive, etc. 25% of the league has a GM that came from New England. You think Tampa, with a GM from New England who knows Mcdaniels very well wouldn’t hire McDaniels if they fire their clown coach?

    ——————-

    People have their underwear in a twist because it involves the Pats. If McD wins another Super Bowl, he’ll have plenty of opportunities. Owners have a very short memory when it comes to this sort of stuff.

    It’s like saying that teams wouldn’t be lining up to grab Nick Saban if he ever decided to leave ‘Bama.

  49. mrbubbles19 says:
    February 16, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Kraft is the one to blame here…why didn’t he “sweeten the pot” 2 or 3 weeks before the SB? seems obvious he waited so he could stick it to the Colts…

    —————–

    Maybe. So what if he did?

  50. TheWizard says:
    February 16, 2018 at 11:04 am
    he’s made himself radioactive

    I call bull on that, and Pat Kirwan agrees.
    __________________________________
    Oooooooooohhhhh…………..
    “THE” Pat Kirwan???
    Well hell! I’m sold!

  51. For a coach who has failed on his own AND who is obsessed with respect and legacy, the obvious choice for him was to stay in NE, continue to ride the coattails of Belechick and Brady

  52. I gave the guy the benefit once I realized that uprooting 4 kids would be brutal and I respected his decision (albeit a poor one) to stay in new england.

    Just a football decision?

    This guy is a weasel and fits perfectly within the patriots organization.

    He is who we thought he was and we’re not letting him off the hook and we will not be crowning his $&@!!

  53. greggallmansliver says:
    You’re assuming the Patriots had given him an offer before he interviewed etc.

    Doesn’t matter. “Mr. Kraft: That is an attractive offer, and I’m flattered. But I gave another team my word two weeks ago.” The End.

    By the way, I don’t dislike the Pats or the Colts. No dog in this fight.

  54. thelastwordyaheard says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:21 am
    I wouldn’t make my kids grow up in Indianapolis for all the money in the world.

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    What’s so bad about Indianapolis?

  55. thelastwordyaheard says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:21 am
    I wouldn’t make my kids grow up in Indianapolis for all the money in the world.
    ——————–
    Stop!! Have you actually lived in Indy?

    I’ve lived in both cities for 20 plus years each. Both have their pluses/minuses until you get to cost of living where Indy wins hands-down. Great schools, public and private. Boston wins the Italian food and seafood competitions. Boston has better sports at the pro level, Indy wins the amateur level (including the Colts).

    Kids need good homes to grow up in. That can happen in either city!

  56. You put in a two week notice/retirement but the company you work for gives you an offer that is either equal to or better than your other offer,what do you do?Do you think about who it will affect(the people who would have gotten the promotion)?Do you think “but I gave my word”?No,you do whats best for yourself and your family.Bunch of hypocrites that say otherwise.It seems like the people that post against what he did are the only people in the world that never broke a promise and or have never lied in their whole life because “their word is their bond”,or they are haters.

  57. asixthlombardiforthehaters says:
    February 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    thelastwordyaheard says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:21 am
    I wouldn’t make my kids grow up in Indianapolis for all the money in the world.

    ———————-

    What’s so bad about Indianapolis?

    ———–

    1) It’s flat
    2) No beaches
    3) The Colts

  58. nhpats says:
    February 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    asixthlombardiforthehaters says:
    February 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    thelastwordyaheard says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:21 am
    I wouldn’t make my kids grow up in Indianapolis for all the money in the world.

    ———————-

    What’s so bad about Indianapolis?

    ———–

    1) It’s flat
    2) No beaches
    3) The Colts

    —————
    What’s so bad about Boston?
    1) Weather
    2) Traffic
    3) Taxes
    4) Cost of living

  59. “What’s so bad about Indianapolis?
    ———–
    1) It’s flat
    2) No beaches
    3) The Colts”
    ***************************
    A New Englander’s idea of a beach makes everyone who lives in an actual beach area laugh. Walking into water that numbs your legs is not many peoples’ concept of attraction.

  60. So Peter King can read minds now? These national reporters talk to the local beat writers for their info so I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Ron Borges or someone of his ILK is King’s source. I’m having a hard time trying to figure out the real meaning or motivation of this story other that King just thinking if he writes a story about the Patriots people will read it. King and many others really need a life.

  61. How the hell would King know this definitively? I get that he’s well respected around the league, but he’s full of BS on issues like this. Did King say: “I spoke to McDaniels on xx date, he said his family supported him where ever he was”? NO. No facts. Just King BS.

  62. Josh McDaniels is on record as wanting to be the Browns coach in 2014 and wanting it bad enough that Bellichick called Cleveland to try to convince them to interview him.

    There is something seriously bad going on in Indy if “you know what, I don’t think I want your coaching job that Cleveland job might open up again” can ever be said.

  63. It’s all planned. Brady fails to make it through the 2018 season and retires. Belichick as promised goes back to GM duties allowing Josh to take over as head coach with their exciting new rookie quarterback. The Pats dont smell the playoffs after 3 years under McDaniels – they terminate his contract. Oddly, the phone isnt ringing for McDaniels’ services so he texts his old friend Tom to reminisce about the good ole days. His texts go unanswered.

  64. “Doesn’t matter. “Mr. Kraft: That is an attractive offer, and I’m flattered. But I gave another team my word two weeks ago.” The End.”

    Guess you don’t know much about business. Very few corporations care at all if they “gave their word” to someone or not. If its not a signed contract that they will back out of any situation if its perceived that something has changed to make it better for the corporation not to proceed with a given deal. They will do so without conscience or prejudice or concern for the other party. Happens hundreds if not thousands of times a day around the world.

  65. “It’s all planned. Brady fails to make it through the 2018 season and retires. Belichick as promised goes back to GM duties allowing Josh to take over as head coach with their exciting new rookie quarterback. The Pats dont smell the playoffs after 3 years under McDaniels – they terminate his contract. ”

    Hilarious the fantasyland some of your people live in. Thanks for the laugh

  66. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:11 am
    Whether it was based on football or family, you make that decision:
    (1) Before you apply for the job; or
    (2) After your first meeting with the prospective employer; or
    (3) When contemplating an offer from the prospective employer.
    Giving your word and then waiting two weeks and going back on your word is not OK. If I was a Patriots fan, I would hope Kraft never gives the keys to a guy who did this to another prospective employer.
    ————————–
    Kraft must be kicking himself for giving the keys to a guy that “Resigned as HC of the NYJ” after just one day. That didn’t work out for the Patriots too well…

  67. Nobody really knows why he decided to stay. The speculation is killing the sportswriters, because they truly don’t have a clue and I’m positive that nobody in NE is gonna let them know anything. So I say REALLY Peter. King?? Did you need some attention Peter? I think it’s a certainty that you are just guessing because you want to be relevant for the day.

  68. Regardless of the reason, he still should be made to appear in person to each assistant coach and coordinator and explain in detail why he backed out.

  69. dualprime says:
    February 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    What’s so bad about Boston?
    1) Weather
    2) Traffic
    3) Taxes
    4) Cost of living

    —————
    That could be why we all live down here in Foxboro and not up there in Boston.

  70. Is a promotion at a new company with lots of problems really better than staying with a very good job at a well run company?

    Sometimes that shiney new things isn’t really shiney at all. Sometimes it’s just a shiney turd.

    Credit McDaniels for not putting it in public what was wrong w the Colts. He’s actually being good to them

  71. mmack66 says:
    February 16, 2018 at 11:07 am
    brwmstr says:
    February 16, 2018 at 9:35 am

    ummmm maybe Josh realized that he was actually going to be employed by Irsay and came to his senses?? Worst owner/franchise in sports history
    ———————-

    He’d have to get in line behind York, Snyder, Haslam, and that guy that traded Babe Ruth.
    ———————————
    Marge Schott
    Jeffrey Loria
    Donald Sterling
    Billy Sullivan
    Bill Bidwill
    Bud Adams
    Calvin Griffith
    The Spanos Family (Chargers)
    Robert Irsay
    The Ford Family (Lions)

    Irsay is a loon and a bad owner, but compared to some, he’s an angel. And he did manage to stay out of the way long enough for his team to win one title. I wouldn’t want to work for someone like him, but I wouldn’t want to work “The Patriot Way”, either, for different reasons.

  72. getyourownname says:
    February 16, 2018 at 1:05 pm
    “What’s so bad about Indianapolis?
    ———–
    1) It’s flat
    2) No beaches
    3) The Colts”
    ***************************
    A New Englander’s idea of a beach makes everyone who lives in an actual beach area laugh. Walking into water that numbs your legs is not many peoples’ concept of attraction.

    Yeah, you’re right—those summers on Cape Cod really bum everyone out…

  73. mickkraut says:
    February 16, 2018 at 10:14 am

    At what point do we find out that Andrew Luck isn’t going to play this season either?

    I suspect that that is the root of this situation. At some point during the 3 weeks from McDaniels accepting the job and then backing out something changed with Luck’s prognosis or he found out that the Colts were not truthful about Luck’s condition.

    He’s got one last shot at being a Head Coach and he wasn’t going to spend that chance on a role without a plan at QB…

    People can focus on him possibly being tapped as the heir apparent to Belichick but I would not be surprised if we find out that things are not looking good for Luck as the off season progresses…
    ———————————————————————————–

    Totally agree. Last week on my local sports radio they had a Colts beat writer on and they pressed him on the Luck situation. The Colts guy wasnt optimistic that all is well and good with Luck. He said I guess we’ll all find out at training camp.

    maybe he was just being that way from being lied to by the Colts from day one about Lucks shoulder and doesnt wast to be let down again but I was expecting a more positive outlook coming from a Colts insider.

  74. Who besides the Colts is saying that he accepted the job? I think it was more like: I’ll let you know after the superbowl is over, which he did. And that was somehow interpreted as an acceptance of their offer by Indy.

    Also, FWIW, he never “applied for the job.” They sought him out and made him an offer. There is a big difference.

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