Passing struggles continue against the Raiders

The Patriots battled their way to a tight 9-16 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, but they continue to do it the hard way. The defense once again looked like a convincing unit capable of getting stops (even if they only forced one turnover this week), but the offensive struggles were still on clear display. Brady acknowledged the failure to pick up a touchdown from the 1 yard line...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels backs up Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell

Amendola speaks with Tom Brady on the sidelines, via CBS SportsDanny Amendola and Brandon LaFell both finished with zero catches on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, granted one of Amendola's was called back due to an Aaron Dobson pass interference.LaFell didn't have much of a track record when he signed with New England, but he did have the physical tools at 6'3...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriot's Keys To Improving In Week 3 And Beyond

All is not rosey for the New England Patriots as they sit tied for the basement of the AFC East. A 1-1 record doesn't seem so bad until you realize that it was division-foe Miami that handed the Patriots their first, opening-day loss in 13 years. It is that much worse that on top of the division is the former, basement-dweller... yes, last year's goat, the Buffalo Bills.Week...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels: Dolphins took Julian Edelman away in second half

CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALDJulian Edelman was on fire in the first half, catching six passes for 95 yards, one which was a beautiful over-the-shoulder catch while being double covered.But then came the second half, when the wheels fell off in every aspect of the Patriots' game, which included the disappearance of Edelman.He was held without a catch during the second half...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels on Vikings: Patriots will be tested once again vs an “active and aggressive” front

After watching the New England Patriots offensive line crumble vs the Dolphins on the weekend, offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, acknowledged the challenge the Minnesota Viking possess.
Via CLNS Radio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' McDaniels wants improvement vs Vikings

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows the Patriots' offense needs a better performance against Minnesota than it showed against Miami. After taking a 20-10 halftime lead, the Patriots wilted in the Florida heat and lost 33-20. ''There was certainly an element in the second half that we'd love to stay away from,'' McDaniels...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: New England Patriots

OC Josh McDaniels pass/run last 2 seasons with NE: 2013: 628/470 2012: 641/523 Total: 1269/993 (56.1%/43.9%, 1131 plays/season) Projecting 617/483 split for 2014 Brady 55 total rushes last two seasons (5.5%) Belichick rush offense hard to predict. Ridley especially very volatile based on ball security. Brady: 27 rushes (5.6%) Miscellaneous: 8 rushes (1.7%) Bolden: 91 [&hellip...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos will miss Knowshon Moreno

From bust to beast. Through his first four seasons in the NFL, Knowshon Moreno was a bust. Moreno was taken in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by Josh McDaniels – who’s picks have turned out to be overwhelmingly awful – and quickly enjoyed his best season as a professional, in his rookie year. His 947 yards rushing and seven touchdowns were encouraging; if the kid could...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Breer: Belichick will outlast Brady in New England

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Albert Breer if the NFL Network told Gary Tanguay and Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan on Arbella Early Edition that he believes Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will outlet Tom Brady in New England. “Bill Belichick will outlast Tom Brady here,” Breer said. “I think the reason Bill...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MassLive: McDaniels wanted Cleveland job is reporting that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wanted the Cleveland Browns head coaching position, but some in the Cleveland front office didn't want McDaniels as the head coach.Per Masslive:In some corners, however, McDaniels was the leading the candidate. Both owner Jimmy Haslam and recently fired general manager Michael Lombardi wanted to give the New...
Via Patriots Life
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh McDaniels tried to get back in Browns coaching search

The Browns have been in the news a lot lately for the dysfunctional nature in which they've reorganized their coaching staff and front office over the last few weeks. It might've been worse than anyone ever knew. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has a revealing piece Thursday (which is well worth your click and full read) in which she details how things went...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh McDaniels was a “safety net candidate,” declined second interview with the Browns

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to,  while Josh McDaniels had a chance to land the Browns job right up until they hired Mike Pettine,  he was not their first choice.  He was more of a “safety net.” Per a league source, McDaniels indeed remained a candidate for the job until the end. ...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns front office changes continue to resonate

Whether it was due to a dispute about Greg Schiano, watching his CEO get lectured by a coaching candidate, or everyone just hating each other, the grenade Jimmy Haslam tossed into the Browns front office this week is still sending out shock waves.  Ever since Haslam announced that Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi were being relieved of their duties, unflattering details have emerged...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh McDaniels Remained A Candidate For Browns HC Job Until The End

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that even after Patriots OC Josh McDaniels removed his name for the Browns head coaching search, he still wanted the job and later called them to say so just a day later. Cabot adds that McDaniels was likely the team’s “mystery” candidate still being considered for the job before the Browns elected to hire Mike Pettine...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh McDaniels was a finalist for the Browns job

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Despite previous reports of Josh McDaniels taking himself out of the running for the Browns head coaching job,  he was in it until the end. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer,  McDaniels was one of the finalists for the Browns job right before they decided to hire Mike Pettine. Within...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh McDaniels wanted Browns job, had Belichick's support

Josh McDaniels had a change of heart after withdrawing his name from the Cleveland Browns’ head coaching search. McDaniels called the Browns “within 24 hours” of pulling his name to say he was still interested in the job, sources told The New England Patriots offensive coordinator was in the running for the job until the very end, when former Buffalo Bills defensive...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Rutgers Connection Lives On; Scarlet Knights To Hire Josh McDaniels’ Brother

The New England Patriots have a new connection at Rutgers University. Rutgers is expected to hire Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ brother, Ben McDaniels, as an offensive assistant, a source told Ben McDaniels was an offensive assistant on Greg Schiano’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff in 2013. Schiano was Rutgers’ head coach from 2001 to 2011. The Patriots...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels’ Decision To Stick With Patriots Means Ship Isn’t Sinking

The New England Patriots’ sideline is going to look a little different next season. The Patriots are experiencing some turnover with their assistant coaches this offseason, and panic has officially set in throughout New England. It was notable when linebackers coach Pepper Johnson left the team after 14 seasons of wearing a headset over a backward cap on the sidelines. It was...
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Finally Hire Head Coach Mike Pettine; Josh McDaniels Sticks With Patriots

The Cleveland Browns finally found their head coach. The Browns hired former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on Thursday. It took nearly a month and 10 interviews to find Rob Chudzinksi‘s replacement. Chudzinski was fired on Dec. 29. The Browns will hold a press conference at 4:45 p.m. Pettine spent just one season as Bills defensive coordinator...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pettine still the favorite in Cleveland, McDaniels not in the mix

Despite a report that the Cleveland Browns have been talking to Josh McDaniels again,  he’s not in the mix , according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Heading into Thursday Mike Pettine is still the favorite. Mike Pettine is the clear favorite for the #Browns job heading into tomorrow. Josh McDaniels is not back in the mix. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2014  ...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels could be back in the mix for Cleveland; Unknown coach competing with Pettine

Adam Schefter said we needed to expect a curveball and it looks like the Browns are full of them. Tony Grossi of reports that the Browns and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels have had “more conversations” this week, and that McDaniels is “possibly back in the mix” for the job. Nothing stops the Browns […]The post Josh McDaniels could be back...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels is possibly in mix again for Browns HC job

Yep thats right, Josh McDaniels may be back in the running for the Cleveland Brown's head coach. Why you ask? Well look at this tweet from Doug Kyed...RT @TonyGrossi: Confirmed: #Browns and #Patriots OC Josh McDaniels had more conversations this week. Possibly back in mix.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) January 23, 2014Courtesy Joshua PowersBut why? Why would Josh McDaniels be...
Via Patriots Life
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh McDaniels 'possibly back in mix' for Browns job

By the end of the offseason, Bill Belichick might be the only coach left on the New England Patriots. After offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said he would “definitely” be back with the Patriots in 2014, that might not be the case anymore. McDaniels is “possibly back in the mix” for the Cleveland Browns head coaching job after having conversations with the team, according...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns have been talking with Josh McDaniels

According to Tony Grossi of,  the Browns and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels have been talking again. Confirmed: #Browns and #Patriots OC Josh McDaniels had more conversations this week. Possibly back in mix. — Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) January 23, 2014   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: Browns have...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The reason the Cleveland Browns can't find a head coach

The factory of sadness continues at full production. That much is clear. The Cleveland Browns entered the offseason by cutting ties with first year head coach Rob Chudzinski. The idea was that Cleveland could snag a hot, up and coming name to lead their franchise in the right direction. The first part of the plan went flawlessly. Chudzinski is no longer the head coach of...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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