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Charlie Weis: If McDaniels isn't heir apparent, it was dumbest move ever

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Charlie Weis: If McDaniels isn't heir apparent, it was dumbest move ever

Former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis did not shy away from any opportunity to comment on Josh McDaniels decision to stay in New England.

According to Pro Football Talk, there has been no guarantee that McDaniels will be the next head coach of the New England Patriots. 

Josh McDaniels decided to stay in New England, even after already hiring assistant coaches for his next job in Indianapolis. 

"I was shocked," Charlie Weis said on Sirius XM today. "It's like a slap in the face."

"If he's not the heir apparent, then that would've been the absolute dumbest move in the history of sports."

Weis also added that he personally believes that McDaniels is the next head guy in New England, despite the current reports.

"But in one city, he's endeared himself. Let me be the first to lay a wager in Vegas that when Belichick leaves, Josh McDaniels is the next head coach in New England. It's like Secretariat running right now. I'd say the odds of it happening are like 100%"

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Julian Edelman posts video of resistance-band training

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Julian Edelman posts video of resistance-band training

Julian Edelman is grinding.

The New England Patriots receiver, who is recovering from an ACL repair surgery that ended his 2017 season, shared a quick video from his workout on Tuesday. Edelman is shown running with a resistance band and a trainer in-tow.

Edelman has posted a few tidbits on social media to show encouraging signs during his recovery since he got surgery in October after suffering an ACL tear in a preseason game. He was spotted around the locker room a few times during the final weeks of the 2017 season.

"Rehab is a [expletive]. It sucks," Edelman said in November on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take podcast." "You go in and you’re feeling decent and then you warm up, you beat it up and then you get stiff again. I mean it’s just a process and you go in six days a week and you’re going into work it, work on everything — your flexion, your extension."

Jesse James relieved Patriots didn't win Super Bowl LII

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Jesse James relieved Patriots didn't win Super Bowl LII

Steelers tight end Jesse James is glad the Patriots' Super Bowl pursuit is done -- mostly because he played a big part in helping accelerate it.

In the final moments of the game, James failed to catch the ball during a Week 15 contest between the Steelers and the Patriots. The non-catch was a controversial one.

James told Centre Daily Times' Josh Moyer he finally felt relief on the morning after the Super Bowl when the Patriots fell to the Eagles, 41-33.

“I don’t feel like I gave them a Super Bowl with that,” James told the Daily Times. “So I’m over it now, but it’s going to be a topic of conversation until the rule gets changed — or it doesn’t.”

James' play was initially ruled a touchdown before the referees overturned the play, and took the lead away from the Steelers in the final moments of the game. Ben Roethlisberger then threw an interception a few plays later. By winning, the Patriots took a huge step in locking themselves into the AFC's top seed with a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, which they rode into the Super Bowl.

But of course, they couldn't finish their Super Bowl pursuit -- to James' satisfaction.