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FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots might be off for the weekend, but that doesn't mean we're going to stop delivering the mail. With another 13-win season in the books, the playoffs at the fore and a high-profile coaching transition, there's plenty to discuss this week in New England. Also, I wanted to extend a thank you to everyone who used the mailbag forum to say some nice things about my Wes Welker feature. It's very much appreciated. Let's open the bag. Who replaces Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator: Jeff Davidson, Chad O'Shea or Josh McDaniels? --@celticsfan2584, via Twitter Let's start...

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.

Should Patriots bring back Josh McDaniels?

Reports from yesterday indicate that the Pats are seeking permission to speak with Josh McDaniels...

Pats asked Rams' permission to interview McDaniels for OC

The New England Patriots have formally asked the St. Louis Rams for permission to speak with Josh McDaniels about their pending offensive coordinator opening.

Josh McDaniels is next to argue at Tom Brady

According to Adam Schefter, the Patriots will bring McDaniels back as an offensive assistant coach effective immediately and make him the likely successor to O'Brien next year. The move is a lateral one for McDaniels who was the offensive coordinator for this year's St. Louis Rams. After failing to make Sam Bradford not injury-prone, he has decided Tom Brady is his fail...

Josh McDaniels expected to join Patriots staff immediately

It sounds like Josh McDaniels will be part of another Patriots playoff run. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots are expected to hire McDaniels as an offensive assistant immediately. He will reportedly assist the team during their playoff run. Bill O’Brien, who took the job to be the head coach at Penn State, remains…

2011 St. Louis Rams season in review

The St. Louis Rams finished the 2011 season with a 2-14 record. That was down from a 7-9 record one year ago. Many thought this was a team on the rise, but they brought in Josh McDaniels to run the offense, and he was not able to get the same performance out of it that Pat Shurmur did in 2010. Not all of the blame lies with McDaniels. However, we have seen teams make coaching staff...

Burning Question: Keep Josh McDaniels (and Brandon Lloyd) or Start Over?

The Rams have not fired offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as of Monday. This point was emphasized by Rams COO Kevin Demoff and has since sparked both curiosity and debate. NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora confirms that the Rams "would like to retain" Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator. Owner Stan Kroenke is a prominent McDaniels backer and wants to maintain stability...

Patriots and Chiefs seek to speak to McDaniels

The Rams still have Josh McDaniels under contract. They want him available should the team’s next head coach want to keep McDaniels on as offensive coordinator. If Jeff Fisher was hired, it’s hard to imagine McDaniels sticking around. And he’s already received interest from a few of his previous bosses. Bryan Burwell of the St.…
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