How will ownership impact McDaniels' next head-coaching job?

How will ownership impact McDaniels' next head-coaching job?

In discussing Rex Ryan’s firing in Buffalo after two seasons, Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran noted on Patriots Wednesday Live that when management and a coaching staff don’t come into an organization together, disfunction can develop as each side tries to hang on. 

Curran then turned the conversation to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who could encounter a similar situation if he is hired by an ownership group that already has decision-makers in place. 

“Interestingly, as we look at Josh McDaniels and spitball about what his opportunities will look like, each of the three that have opened up right now -- Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Buffalo -- all have GMs in place,” Curran said, “so Josh McDaniels can’t go in there as the big ol’ swinging guy and say, ‘I’m going to do it this way’ with those people still in charge, so those teams would have to look at perhaps a second-level housecleaning before Josh McDaniels says, ‘Yeah, I feel comfortable going there.’”

McDaniels is currently in his second stint with the Patriots. He left the team in 2009 to become the Broncos’ head coach, but was fired 12 games into his second season with the team. He then served as the Rams’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the 2011 season, but the Rams allowed him to leave to take the same position with the Patriots. 

Greg Bedard said on Felger and Mazz this week that he’s hearing that McDaniels is “as good as gone” when it comes to taking a head-coaching job in the coming offseason.  

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, “We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. “He has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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