New England Patriots officially lose Josh McDaniels to Indianapolis Colts


McDaniels spent 14 seasons with the Patriots overall, starting as a personnel assistant in 2001.

Both will have to move on next season without McDaniels' brilliant offensive play-calling from the sideline. During his latest tenure, McDaniels was a part of two Super Bowl championship teams and had the potential to notch a third title before heading to Indiana. The team is expected to make the official announcement at a press conference this week.

Even if both stay, Josh McDaniels, and Matt Patricia likely gone with McDaniels headed to Indy and Patricia going up north to Detroit with both coordinators getting head coaching gigs respectively.

Fortunately for the Patriots, linebackers coach Brian Flores already looks like a prime candidate to take over the defensive play-calling responsibilities.

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One of those factors was the departure of wide receiver Brandin Cooks after he suffered a head injury in the first half. But the offensive coordinator wasn't ready to talk about that. The direct line and familiarity with Brady will ensure that the transition goes over as smooth as possible.

You can't write about the Colts hire without mentioning Belichick's status with the Patriots either. "He has an opportunity to play in his first Super Bowl and then to get it cut short there that was disappointing for him individually". He oversaw some of Tom Brady's best offensive seasons, though the fact that it was Tom Brady helped quite a bit. "I have learned immensely from his detailed leadership approach to the game, which has certainly shaped me into the football coach that I am today". On Sunday, the Patriots were bested by the Eagles, and now they have to deal with the fallout from that game.

Perhaps McDaniels was just performing his due diligence and awaiting final word of whether legendary Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would actually retire with him in-line as his successor or perhaps, there was never much legs to the "chatter" to begin with as it was merely click bait.