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Staying Pat: McDaniels to return, rejects Colts

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Josh McDaniels has decided to reject the overtures of the Indianapolis Colts. He was supposed to be their next head coach.

The key word there is supposed to be. He had elected to stay with the New England Patriots, as their offensive coordinator.

McDaniels has been the Patriots offensive coordinator since the 2012 season. He’s in his second stint as the team’s offensive coordinator.

The Colts were expected to hire him after the Super Bowl. However, he had a change of heart and will stay put.

“After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels this evening informed us that he would not be joining our team,” the Colts said in a statement. “Although we are surprised and disappointed, we will resume our head coaching search immediately and find the right fit to lead our team and organization on and off the field.

“The scheduled press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium will not take place tomorrow. More information will be forthcoming.”

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Patriots owner Robert Kraft may have done this to stick it to Colts owner Jim Irsay. It was Irsay and the Colts, who started the deflate gate investigation that caused the Patriots to lose draft picks and Tom Brady to be suspended for four games after they revealed that footballs were deflated after the AFC Championship game a few years ago.

McDaniels has previously NFL head coaching experience with the Denver Broncos for one full season and several games into the next in 2010. It would not be surprising if McDaniels, 41, stays with the Patriots until Bill Belichick retires and takes over the reigns, which could actually happen in the next few years.


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