Although a report emerged Sunday that Josh McDaniels might stay with the Patriots, the safe bet now is that he'll indeed go to the Colts.
One can't be too sure of anything in this life, but the the Colts just announced it, so...
This will be McDaniels' second head coaching job and first with an actual good quarterback. His longtime success with Tom Brady made him appealing to teams when the Broncos hired him back in 2009, but he immediately pissed off Jay Cutler by trying to get Matt Cassel, then spent a first-round pick on Tim Tebow. Did draft Demaryius Thomas first, though.
The Colts have work to do, but as long as Andrew Luck is healthy, there's reason for optimism there. Then again, McDaniels is bringing former Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo with him to serve in the same role. That may or may not be good for Luck.
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."
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.