We knew that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti had a vision of getting a young head coach two years ago, but who would’ve thought that fresh-faced, then-New England Patriots-coordinator Josh McDaniels was high up on the list ?
He didn’t interview for the gig, and gave the PC answer on why it was “bad timing.”
“First off, I really appreciated the opportunity, but there were two reasons why it wasn’t the right time for me,” McDaniels said Wednesday on a conference call. “One, the season we were involved in [during which the Patriots went 16-0 in the regular season] required a lot of our time. We were all putting a lot into it, trying to finish it the way we wanted to. And secondly, I just didn’t feel like I was as ready as I wanted to be to handle that type of challenge. I didn’t know at the time how much more time I was going to need to feel like I was capable of doing it, but certainly I didn’t feel like that was the perfect time for me.”
Translation: “There was nothing about the post-Billick offense that gave me reason to think there was hope in Baltimore. Sorry.”