Found January 09, 2012 on
The Patriots' hiring of Josh McDaniels has one Denver Post columnist so up in arms that he thinks the Broncos and the rest of the NFL playoff teams should protest it. McDaniels' return to New England isn't too surprising given current offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien's eventual departure to become head coach at Penn State. But McDaniels is jumping onboard immediately as an offensive assistant, which the Denver Post's Mike Klis just doesn't feel is right. "This is the 2011 season. McDaniels finished the 2011 season as the Rams' offensive coordinator. He got his chance to contribute this year," Klis writes....
  • if it were against the rules, hence cheating, the league wouldn't allow it.....who the hell is Klis to accuse them of cheating??


Will Josh McDaniels Be Seen As Savior Or Saboteur After New England Patriots Play Denver Broncos?

Leave it to the New England Patriots to make a major move to try and help them advance in the 2012 NFL Playoffs. Less than a week after the regular season ended, the Pats raided the St. Louis Rams’ coaching staff and rehired former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to be an assistant throughout the postseason, before he takes over offensive coordinator duties when...

McDaniels headed back to Patriots

Bill O'Brien's hiring as Penn State's new head coach Saturday quickly had ramifications in the NFL, where he'd been offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Patriots were going to hire Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant for the rest of the season.

League should close the McDaniels Loophole

Eyebrows have been raised, in Denver and beyond, regarding the ability of the Patriots to hire former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant.  The Pats, coincidentally or otherwise, announced the move within 30 minutes or so after the Broncos beat the Steelers, setting up a prime-time Saturday night game between Denver and New…

Daily Links – Broncos and Pats downplay McDaniels connection

Neither side is making a big deal of Josh McDaniels in New England. [MaxDenver] Tom Brady dodged questions directly about McDaniels Tuesday. [Denver Post] Dave Krieger: The Broncos are playing with house money. [Denver Post] Mike McCoy won’t be leaving for Jacksonville as the Jaguars have hired Falcons OC Mike Mularkey as head coach. The Broncos OC just put together the gameplan...

Josh McDaniels' Jump to the Pats Nothing to Get Worked Up Over

There are a few people out there who are none too pleased that former Rams coordinator and former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels was allowed to jump over to the Patriots right before the beginning of the postseason. McDaniels, who was the offensive coordinator for New England before he took control in Denver, ought to seamlessly ingratiate himself back into the fold with his former...

McDaniels officially returns to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (AP) - It's official. Josh McDaniels will return to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this week, and will serve under Bill O'Brien, the offensive coordinator who was named coach at Penn State on Saturday.The team made the announcement Sunday night.O'Brien, introduced in State College, Pa., ...

Fox downplays McDaniels as O’Brien leads offense

Josh McDaniels is expected to be the Patriots offensive coordinator after the season, but his return to the practice field Tuesday in New England was in a different capacity. While Bill O’Brien ran the team’s offense, McDaniels was seen talking up Bill Belichick during the team’s padded practice. Broncos coach John Fox tried to downplay…

Wait, The Broncos Once Hired A Fired Coach From A Rival Team Midseason? Yup.

While the national and Denver (and some in New England) media continue their handwringing over the Patriots hiring Josh McDaniels (which they were in the process of doing before it was known they would play Denver) Lindsay H. Jones in the Denver Post points out that in 1989, Mike Shanahan was fired as coach of the Raiders mid-season and less than two weeks later, the Broncos hired...

Broncos-Patriots Preview

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have formed one of the best coach-quarterback partnerships in NFL history, so it's a bit surprising they've gone nearly four years since their last playoff win. To end that drought Saturday night, they'll have to put a stop to Tebowmania - again. After Tim Tebow helped Denver pull off a breathtaking upset in his postseason debut, the Broncos...

Super Advanced Scouting Report: Patriots Vs. Broncos

For the next two days, we're going to do in-depth scouting reports on the two big AFC divisional playoff games. First up: Pats/Broncos. The Teams: The New England Patriots vs. the Denver Broncos Records: 13-3 (Pats), 10-7 (Broncos) The Line: Patriots by 13.5. Oh, great. That's all we need: An even BIGGER line for Tebow to overcome. The Coaches: Bill Belichick...
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