Josh McDaniels’ helps mend Patriots’ Super Bowl LII
Heartbreak with return
Everything began to start looking downhill for the Patriots
after their Super Bowl loss, just until New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels
shocked the league with rejecting the Indianapolis Colts head-coaching job – revitalizing
this team as the NFL’s Supervillains.
There is no news of any other coaching moves within the Patriots’
organization, as well as roster changes (especially the quarterback position). With
a sense of momentum change and inspiration, it does looks like however there might
be a chance Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck give it one more shot.
McDaniels, along side with defensive coordinator Matt
Patricia, had already made their intentions on leaving the team prior to the championship.
While the Patriots might attempt to possibly clean house with all of the coaching and roster changes, McDaniels shocks
the organization with the news of his return for the 2018-2019 season.
The surprising and yet bold move to not accept the head-coaching
job, sent shockwaves throughout the league. Not only does it raise questions concerning
the Colts’ organization, but also makes people wonder what his real motivation
is for returning to New England.
It looks like the Patriots’ offensive coordinator will help
keep up the well-oiled machine that Patricia
and Head Coach Bill Belicheck built since 2004.
This bold move from McDaniels just give a ton of momentum
back to the Patriots, trying to help bring them back from the dead after losing
Super Bowl LII. New England fans are still getting over Sunday (and maybe never
will), but they have to be somewhat happy there could be a chance that the
dynasty will return another season.
While I am not a fan of the Patriots, I do respect McDaniels’
move – even though it might be more of a personal matter rather than doing it
for the Patriots.
Sometimes when we make decisions in life that we end up
changing, is a result of convincing ourselves rather than actually wanting ourselves
to commit to that decision. I think this is one of those cases, and for
McDaniels, I don’t really think he wanted to leave New England in the first
The 2018 NFL offseason will be interesting of course for the
Patriots, but the question will be how
interesting. The Pats’ summer looks a bit brighter though with the sense that the
empire may strike again one more season with McDaniels’ return.
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