McDaniels had a disastrous stint as the head coach in Denver, where he posted an 11-17 record in 2009 and 2010. This time around, McDaniels comes in presumably prepared to work hand-in-hand with GM Chris Ballard.
Phair spent the last three years as the defensive line coach at the University of IL, where he worked under Illini head coach Lovie Smith, a former head coach of the Chicago Bears. But now that the season is over, the Colts can make it official.
The Patriots have lost both their coordinators to head coaching positions. He's won five Super Bowls with the Patriots, with the last two being as their offensive coordinator. Brady threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions and the Patriots didn't punt a single time.
It's going to be a full coordinator reboot for the Patriots, but this isn't about them.
For New England, the loss of both McDaniels and Patricia is one that can't be understated. He has a good start with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, assuming Luck is healthy.
This basically confirms Belichick will be back coaching next season, and now the team needs to find a new offensive coordinator. While there are some concerns about Luck's health, McDaniels must have confidence that he will be ready for next season.
Now, the AFC South becomes the most interesting division to watch this offseason.
McDaniels returned to New England during its 2011 playoff run and replaced Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator in 2012. Obviously, those rumors proved to be false with the Colts announcing his hiring on Tuesday. King also noted that the Patriots expect McDaniels to leave. For a multitude of reasons, Super Bowl LII is a historic game. Clearly that's not the case.
Patricia was in a somber mood when asked if this was his last game with the Patriots.
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