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Does anyone else think Josh McDaniel is a poossibility for our HC post, now that we have Dimitroff. Before anyone says it, I know he declined an interview already, but if you read his statement he said it was because he wanted to focus on the Patriots playoff run.

Personally I just get this feeling that after the superbowl, he might re-consider interviewing. He has more experience then Jason Garrett anyway

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Josh McDaniels enters his seventh NFL season and his seventh season in New England. He joined the Patriots on March 1, 2001 as a personnel assistant in the scouting department and assisted the defensive coaching staff for three seasons. He began serving as the Patriots' quarterbacks coach in 2004 and was named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on January 20, 2006.

In 2006, McDaniels helped integrate several new players into the offense, including free agent signee Reche Caldwell, mid-season acquisition Jabar Gaffney and rookie Laurence Maroney. In all, six new Patriots caught at least 10 passes, including Caldwell, who led the team with career-highs in receptions (69) and receiving yards (760). Gaffney, acquired prior to week six, became a starting receiver by the end of the regular season and was the team's most productive receiver in the playoffs. Maroney, splitting time with Corey Dillon, was the third leading rusher among NFL rookies.

In his role as quarterbacks coach, McDaniels has worked closely with starting signal caller Tom Brady. In three seasons working with McDaniels, Brady has compiled the top three passer ratings of his seven-year career - 92.6 (2004), 92.3 (2005) and 87.9 (2006).

In 2005, Brady led the NFL with a career-best 4,110 passing yards, a number that exceeded his previous career high by nearly 350 yards and represents the second highest yardage total in Patriots history. In 2004, Brady set a career high by recording a 92.6 passer rating, besting his previous career mark by six points.

In 2005, Patriots quarterbacks threw 28 touchdown passes, tying the fourth-highest total for the position in franchise history. The mark was also achieved in 1986, 2002 and 2004, McDaniels' first season as quarterbacks coach. Also in 2005, the Patriots finished the season as the NFL's second-ranked passing offense (257.5 yards per game), marking the team's highest ranking in that category in 11 seasons.

In addition to assisting in Brady's continued development, McDaniels has tutored Matt Cassel, a four-year backup quarterback in college and a seventh-round draft choice in 2005. In the 2005 regular-season finale, Cassel threw his first two touchdown passes since high school as he led the Patriots on a fourth-quarter comeback against Miami that fell just two points short.

In 2004, McDaniels earned his first positional coaching responsibilities and worked with Brady to help the quarterback produce the highest passer rating of his career (92.6) and the second highest single-season passer rating in team history.

Brady's 28 touchdown passes ranked second in the AFC and tied his career high set in 2002.

Upon his arrival in New England prior to the 2001 season, McDaniels served as a personnel assistant and quickly expanded his role to include film breakdown and scouting preparation for the defensive coaching staff. He became a coaching assistant in February of 2002. In that role, his responsibilities included film breakdown and scouting chart preparations for the defensive staff. In 2003, he drew additional responsibilities working with the defensive backs.

McDaniels began his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, working under head coach Nick Saban.



McDaniels attended John Carroll University, where he played wide receiver for the Blue Streaks. He was a college teammate of Patriots wide receivers coach Nick Caserio, who played quarterback for John Carroll from 1996-99.

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classic city falcon (1/17/2008)
I think we could wait but not 2 plus weeks like it will likely take for the Pats to be done. Of course I don't really know. At this point I'm really uncertain who management has their eyes on. It's not necessarily a bad thing but McDaniel is really young.

Why can't we wait?

There's not a pressing need to have a coach in place this week.

Lets make the right choice, not the quickest.

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McDaniels isn't going anywhere. Belichick just re-structured his contract to expire the same time that Tom Brady's does. McDaniels is a guy Brady loves, and vice versa. He's 31 years old. I believe the contracts of Brady and Belichick expire in 4 or 5 years. By that time, McDaniels will be 35 or 36, and then either be given the reigns of the Patriots, or take an offer elsewhere. I live in New England, and I am 110% sure McDaniels is going no where.

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