Tom Brady may be one of them, but another is… shrewd moves. One move, which we’ll find out how good it is soon enough, is the hiring of Josh McDaniels back onto the coaching staff.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post feels this is nothing like a shrewd move, but a way to cheat the system and ultimately is just that. Cheating. Again.
This is the 2011 season. McDaniels finished the 2011 season as the Rams’ offensive coordinator. He got his chance to contribute this year. His Rams scored an embarrassing 12.1 points per game, making them easily the league’s lowest scoring offense. His season should be finished.
Instead, let me get this straight: McDaniels stunk so bad in 2011, he might get a Super Bowl ring? Stop this, Roger Goodell. Now.
Hold on, he isn’t done.
No coach outside of the Dove Valley building knows the 2011 Broncos better than McDaniels. He may know Tim Tebow better than John Fox knows Tebow.
People around here and St. Louis might not think much of McDaniels’ coaching ability. But I’m telling you this is a smart football coach. This is a talented person. He may not be a leader of men, but he is good enough as a coach/talent evaluator to give the Pats a decided competitive advantage against the Broncos, if it should come to that.
Are you kidding me?
Sure, McDaniels was a part of the Patriots system a few years ago. He also will likely be taking over the play calling duties and may be the heir apparent to Bill O’Brien, who has taken the vacant head coaching job at Penn State.
However, McDaniels still hasn’t had much success this past year. People claim that he is a very intelligent coach who could have a long, bright career coaching at the NFL level. While that may be true, it’s not evident to me that he will give them any distinct advantage over the other eight teams that remain in the playoffs.
The main argument is especially evident this week as they play the Denver Broncos, whom McDaniels was a head coach for in 2009. He also is the man particularly responsible for drafting Tim Tebow.
In the last quote I showed you, Klis claims McDaniels might know Tebow more than John Fox even knows Tebow. False.
The coaches in the NFL today watch so much gamefilm that I find it hard to believe that bringing in a guy that coached Tebow a couple years ago is going to have a distinct advantage over the opponent. Especially when the opponent likely is going to have gamefilm of every single snap he has taken in the NFL anyways.
Some view this as cheating the system, I find this a move the Patriots are making to try and give them every possible advantage they can get within the rules of the game.
Besides, I don’t think McDaniels should be able to transform the league’s worst defense into a rock solid defense in a matter of a week.