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Colts hire Patriots' McDaniels as head coach

07 February, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Patriots offensive coordinator McDaniels announced as new Colts head coach

There are many questions surrounding the New England Patriots following their Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. 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 news is not a surprise, since it has been widely reported that McDaniels and the Colts were in talks about the hire since before the Super Bowl. The Colts finished 4-12 last season and missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons for the first time in almost three decades.

McDaniels left the Patriots following the 2008 season to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos. And after taking his time to find the right job, he made a decision to become the Indianapolis Colts' next head coach.

The 42 is on Instagram! Louis Rams as their offensive coordinator in 2011 before returning for a second stint with the Patriots in the same position in 2012. Lewis is the ideal example of a player who found a way to thrive after seemingly everyone had given up on them; players like that are a specialty of both Ballard (who brought in 2017 Colts sack leaders Jabaal Sheard and John Simon) and McDaniels (who turned college lacrosse star Chris Hogan into an National Football League wideout). Likely one of the main reasons why McDaniels took the job with the Colts is because of Andrew Luck.

The Colts announced the hiring on Tuesday morning.

The Patriots offensive coordinator's future ultimately seemed set weeks ago when it was expected McDaniels would take the helm in Indianapolis.

As Florio notes, McDaniels could be sticking around to replace head coach Bill Belichick if Belichick unexpectedly retires. While there are some concerns about Luck's health, McDaniels must have confidence that he will be ready for next season.

However, Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' all-world tight end, virtually confirmed McDaniels' pending departure.

Patricia was in a somber mood when asked if this was his last game with the Patriots.

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