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Josh McDaniels is coming home and it couldn’t be at a better time. Bill O'Brien accepted the Penn state position and surely he’s going to have some distractions. However, we have wondered about the game plans in the playoffs the past two years, and now the Patriots have one of the bright young minds back in the fold. O'Brien has done a good job, but there is no denying that McDaniels understands the New England offense better than anyone, and that's because he worked to turn it to a spread offense with Bill Belichick in 2007. Having McDaniels gives an extra eye and something that could be a key factor. McDaniels will most likely work with the wide receivers, something he knows a lot about. He actually wrote the skill criteria used to evaluate wide receivers that the Patriots still use today. Who could benefit from this? Chad Ochocinco, that’s who, as he will now have personal attention with the man who drew up the routes and terminology Johnson struggles with.

Report: Pats to hire McDaniels?

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Josh McDaniels is expected to be hired by the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant for the rest of the season and will take over as offensive coordinator starting next season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the team hasn't made an announcement. It was first reported by...

Bill Belichick 'Excited' to Host Broncos in Divisional Playoffs

The Patriots' prep work for the Broncos is officially under way. After spending a little time preparing for the Broncos last week, New England head coach Bill Belichick and his staff went headfirst into the Denver game plan Sunday night. The Pats host the Broncos at 8 p.m. Saturday. "On behalf of the entire organization, we're excited to be playing in the divisional...

Brady not seen at Patriots practice

Tom Brady is among six New England Patriots players who weren't at the start of practice open to reporters.

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.

McDaniels may run scout team offense to help Patriots’ D prepare

The Patriots’ decision to bring former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels back onto their coaching staff immediately — rather than wait until the postseason is over — could pay major dividends this week. As the man who drafted Tim Tebow and coached him during his rookie year, McDaniels knows Tebow well. And it’s an added…

Bill Belichick Conference Call Transcript

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his conference call on Monday, January 9, 2012.

Ocho blasts fiancee over gas on flight

Being engaged to a star athlete who is also active on social media has its upside. For Evelyn Lozada, it assures her name will never be far from the headlines. The downside, however, is that she's just a Chad Ochocinco tweet away from the Patriots wide receiver causing her a few headaches. Ochocinco used his 140-character allotment on Twitter to inform the world Friday of Lozada...

Brady Wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees may be front runners for NFL MVP honors but Tom Brady's been no slouch this season. Rodgers led his team to a 15-1 record and Brees broke Dan Marino's 27-year-old single-season passing record, but Brady was the only AFC quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards. He also led the Pats to a 13-3 record, including eight in a row to end the regular...

Deep Posts: Happy playoffs, everyone (and Houston … hello!)

Yes, it's that time again — you Houston Texans fans may have to search your memory banks for the last time your city hosted a playoff game (Hint: it was when the Houston Oilers lost in the wild card round to the Kansas City Chiefs at the old Astrodome on January 16, 1994). Yikes! Even the Detroit Lions have a playoff memory from January, 2000 (or, shortly before owner William...

MMQB Thoughts

Here's 5 things I think I think about today's MMQB column from Peter King.1. I agree 100% that one of the big winners of Denver's win over Pittsburgh was Josh McDaniels. He picked Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas just for day's like last night. That one game has maybe done more for McDaniels' reputation than for anyone else's other than Tim Tebow.2. The Rams...
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