Bill Belichick: Other than against us, I hope Josh McDaniels does well

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After many years with the Patriots, Josh McDaniels landed the Raiders head coaching job this offseason.

McDaniels also took several New England assistants with him to Las Vegas, which brought on a bit of a brain drain from the Patriots’ coaching staff. But during the annual league meeting on Monday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he had no issue with the way McDaniels was built his staff.

“Josh is a great coach. I’m sure he feels like it’s a great opportunity; that’s why he took it,” Belichick said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “Other than against us, I hope he does well. I’m sure he will do well. He’s an outstanding coach.

“Some of the people that are with him are very good, too. It all worked out well. It’s an opportunity we couldn’t provide. He’ll be hard to replace, but like I said, I feel like we have really good coaches on staff, and that’s what we’ll do.”

McDaniels started his Patriots career in 2001 as a personnel assistant and ascended to offensive coordinator in 2006. After spending parts of two seasons as the Broncos head coach and a year as the Rams’ offensive coordinator, he went back to New England as the club’s offensive coordinator from 2012-2021.

8 responses to “Bill Belichick: Other than against us, I hope Josh McDaniels does well

  1. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 28, 2022 at 4:22 pm
    Josh will soon find out

    Mac Jones > Derek Carr
    Nah not yet. But if Jones really is the guy then we’ll at least see a big improvement this year over last year and his offense around him will be better because of him. TBD

  2. I truly hope McDaniels does a lot better this time around, but not at the expense of this season’s Patriots. As for Carr, I don’t understand people’s knock against him. Teams have won Super Bowls with Trent Dilfer and Nick Foles as their respective starting QB(s), which proves you don’t need a top 5 or top 10 QB to win a SB. Believe it or not.

  3. Belichick said: “I’m sure he feels like it’s a great opportunity”.
    It means: you’re an idiot to leave New England

  4. If the Raiders beat the Patriots this seaspn I hope McDaniels doesn’t put on a fist pumping show like he did in Denver. That was embarrassing.

  5. Mac Jones > Derek Carr


    He won’t be better without a WR who is great at getting behind defenders, meaning, BeliCHEAP will make sure he won’t be better than Derek Carr.

  6. Will Josh do better this time? Belicheck coaching tree has yet to produce any fruit so indications aren’t good.

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