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Subject: Robert Kraft Convinces McDaniels to Stay

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Date Posted: 23:31:47 02/06/18 Tue

Josh McDaniels has changed his mind and decided not to accept the head coaching job in Indianapolis. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that McDaniels reversed field after Columbia alumnus and lightweight football player Robert Kraft had a heart-to-heart with McDaniels.

Is it possible that Kraft intimated that, when Bill Belichick leaves, the head coaching job in New England is his? That would be consistent with Kraft's apparent desire to keep Tom Brady happy at all costs, including dealing Jimmy Garopolo out of town.

Belichick seems like he might have one foot out the door, what with the weird and so far inexplicable decision to bench Malcom Butler despite the fact that the Eagles were shredding the Pats' secondary.

I posit that Kraft told McDaniels that, one way or another, by his decision or Belichick's, Coach Bill will not be around too much longer.

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Date Posted: 09:46:30 02/07/18 Wed

McDaniels played it safe, but I think this decision will ultimately result in him being fired by the Patriots in 5-6 years after a disappointing head coaching stint. This is not the same squad without Brady, Gronk and Belichick. Jim Irsay seems like a loose cannon these days, but once the Patriots start having losing seasons, Kraft will become unhinged.

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Date Posted: 10:51:21 02/07/18 Wed

Or possibly in not getting the HC job in the first place, especially if, as you say, Brady retires and he has disappointing stints as an OC.

IMO Colts are better off. Most of how a coach interacts with players is based on personal integrity. What kind of respect will a HC have with his players or organization if he renegs on his verbal commitments?

Also, I have no doubt Kraft would complain mightily if he was hiring a coach, with full knowledge by the other organization of what was happening, and at the last second the other organization did what he did to McDaniels.

McDaniels may be a brilliant OC (although as you say that remains to be seen when he has a different QB), but as a HC it seems to me he's not really different from the guy who failed in Denver.

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Date Posted: 12:02:22 02/07/18 Wed

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