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There was one heck of a sidestory going on during the Super Bowl.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported on Twitter during the Super Bowl Sunday that some people aren’t ruling out Bill Belichick retiring after the game and Josh McDaniels getting the Patriots’ head coaching job.

Many reports have said McDaniels is expected to become the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach after the big game, but a report on Sunday said he hadn’t informed the Pats he will be leaving.

Recall that McDaniels, who previously had a brief stint as head coach of the Denver Broncos, was sought after last year as a head coach and turned down all interest. A report at the time said that he might bide his time until Belichick retires, so there could be some fire to this smoke.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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Heading into the 2016 NFL playoffs, the New England Patriots find themselves in familiar territory with the longest tenured coach in the league. As the franchise leader in wins and only the 14th in team history, he stands to join two other New England coaches in the Hall of Fame (one as a player, one as a coach). How many of these leaders of the Patriots can you name?

Clue: Years Active

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1960–1961
Lou Saban
1961–1968
Mike Holovak
1969–1970
Clive Rush
1970–1972
John Mazur
1972
Phil Bengtson
1973–1978
Chuck Fairbanks
1979–1981
Ron Erhardt
1982–1984
Ron Meyer
1984–1989
Raymond Berry
1990
Rod Rust
1991–1992
Dick MacPherson
1993–1996
Bill Parcells
1997–1999
Pete Carroll
2000–
Bill Belichick
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