It has been said, and I will say it again: No team is just one receiver away from being Super Bowl champions. McDaniels realized this and has moved Brandon Marshall, continuing with his team first, the Patriot way.
We don't know if he will be the next Bill Belichick but the young McDaniels wants us to believe he is. I am going to embrace this approach and continue with my faith in McDaniels.
Looking back, New England won the Super Bowl with a team approach. Deion Branch has been a nobody since leaving New England, yet he won two Super Bowls with New England. Randy Moss has always been a Pro Bowl caliber player, but New England has not been able to do it with him.
Within McDaniels' first two years he has gotten rid of a Pro Bowl quarterback and now a Pro Bowl receiver.
I have to believe in the direction he is going, and I feel he's getting the guys to build the core of his team. He is still trimming a few players, and Scheffler could be on his way out next.
McDaniels still has a lot to prove to a lot of fans. A lot of people didn't think he could win eight games without Cutler, but he did. Now with both Cutler and Marshall gone maybe we will see McDaniels' plan start to take shape.