Posts Tagged ‘Josh McDaniels’

Is Josh McDaniels the “Coach in Waiting” in New England?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Josh McDaniels Patriots Belichick

Will Josh McDaniels take over for Bill Belichick someday? (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer Joon Lee

The big, long-term Patriots news was that Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels would not be interviewing for any head coaching jobs this offseason. McDaniels had been linked to the Cleveland Browns head coaching jobs earlier in the week and was likely going to interview for multiple head coaching jobs this offseason.

Now this is all purely speculation, but the idea was brought up today on Felger and Mazz that the reason McDaniels did not want to interview for any jobs was because Belichick would be retiring in the next couple of years.

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New England Patriots vs San Francisco 49ers: Patriots Ultimately Come Up Short

Monday, December 17th, 2012
Randy Moss Patriots Game

Randy Moss had an eventful homecoming in New England. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

On a bizarre night that featured a ten minute Ed Hochuli-induced delay, multiple turnovers, a 28 point deficit and some brutal conditions, the Patriots ultimately couldn’t get it done.

Read about the instant classic 41-34 loss here.

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New England Patriots at St. Louis Rams: Ten Keys to Week Eight

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Josh McDaniels leads the most criticized top-ranked offense ever into London. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

One week after being taken to overtime by the New York Jets, the Patriots travel to London for a matchup against Jeff Fisher’s competitive St. Louis Rams squad.

The Rams are 3-4 on the season but have a physical, aggressive defense which has led them to victories over the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals; New England must dispatch St. Louis in order to avoid entering their bye week with a .500 record.

Read on for ten keys to this weekend’s game.

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Josh McDaniels Shouldn’t Take the Blame for Early Losses

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Josh McDaniels

Has Josh McDaniels lived up to expectations this year? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Through the first seven games of their regular season, the New England Patriots have failed to live up to expectations. Fourth-quarter mistakes cost the Patriots losses in three of their first six games, and although they did defeat the New York Jets to move back above .500 and into first place in the AFC East, it took overtime to do so after another late-game collapse.

Whenever a team fails to live up to expectations and suffers bad losses, the team’s fans will inevitably apportion blame upon specific players and/or coaches in the organization. The one person who may be taking the most criticism of any Patriot thus far, however, is offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

While there is certainly plenty of blame to go around, and McDaniels deserves a share of it for some questionable fourth-quarter playcalling, he doesn’t deserve the brunt of it.

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Patriots Offense Fails to Seal the Deal

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Tom Brady Seahawks CB

Tom Brady didn’t have a good second half.

NEPD Staff Writer: Joon Lee

This was a complete and utter disaster. This was the worst and most demoralizing non-Super Bowl loss in a while. This beats 4th and 2. This beats them all. This was one of the worst Patriots losses in recent memory.

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Patriots vs Eagles: 10 Keys to Week Two of the Preseason

Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Tom Brady Josh McDaniels

Can Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels get the offense back on track? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

It seems like a long time since the Patriots snuck out of New Orleans with a 7-6 victory. Here are ten things to watch for when the Patriots and Eagles match up on Monday Night Football.

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2012 Free Agency: Patriots Sign Brandon Lloyd

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Brandon Lloyd will be making highlight reel catches in NE next year

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The worst kept secret in free agency became reality on Saturday as the New England Patriots signed former St. Louis Rams and Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd, albeit a couple days later than anticipated.

UPDATE: The deal is reportedly for 3 years / $12 million.

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