Josh McDaniels will stay with his second family in Foxboro, the New England Patriots. And of course, so will his actual family. But if a new report is to be believed, family had nothing to do with it.
SI’s Peter King said Friday on Pro Football Talk Live that McDaniels’ decision to stay with the Patriots was made in part because he didn’t want to uproot his family and move them to Indianapolis, where he was originally expected to become the new head coach of the Colts.
Other than the obvious factors of continuing to work with Robert Kraft instead of Jim Irsay – and having Tom Brady as his quarterback – it’s unclear which football reasons led to McDaniels’ decision. But it’s quite possible that means that Andrew Luck still isn’t right and, unfortunately, may never be right.
Otherwise … no sensible football fan truly believed the initial report that family reasons played that big of a role in McDaniels’ decision, if any. It’s not like he’s changed cities before. And that’s a factor that pretty much every sports professional should accept as part of the job heading into it. You may have to change cities mid-career.
But McDaniels clearly isn’t doing that. And it’s likely because he knows he is the Pats’ next head coach in waiting after Bill Belichick.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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