Josh McDaniels to Remain with New England Patriots, and Other AFC East News

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IJanuary 1, 2013

Nov 11, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sideline during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 37-31. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Just one year removed from returning to the New England Patriots as offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels is once again a hot candidate for several vacant head coaching positions.

He will interview for none of them.

ESPN's Adam Schefter shared the news via Twitter on Monday:

Though he'd like to be an HC again one day, Pats OC Josh McDaniels notified teams Monday he will remain in NE, not interview for HC jobs now

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012

The Patriots offense has rivaled the legendary, record-setting 2007 offense in many categories including points and touchdowns in a season.

It seemed like there was some trepidation on McDaniels' part in terms of how to use the offensive personnel. Now that he has grown comfortable with the players and their skill sets, the Patriots offense could be in for even bigger things going forward.

Here's some more news and analysis from around the AFC East.


Buffalo Bills

Joe Pinzone of Buffalo Wins shares his thoughts on whether the Bills should keep general manager Buddy Nix.

According to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, former Bears head coach Lovie Smith has already expressed interest in the Bills' vacant head coaching position.


Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post breaks down Dolphins running back Reggie Bush coming painfully close to breaking the 1,000-yard barrier for a second straight year.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald thinks the Dolphins need to add big names to win more games.


New England Patriots

Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist James Ermilio breaks down what a perfect Patriots offseason would look like.

Kirk Minihane of explains why the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl.


New York Jets

According to Kimberley Martin of Newsday, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis thinks the team needs more playmakers.

Brian Costello of The New York Post writes that offensive coordinator Tony Sparano has not been informed of his status for the 2013 season yet.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.