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Josh McDaniels

Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow. That’s all that needs to be said about McDaniels. Ok, maybe there’s more than that egregious pick which McDaniels traded up. Simply put- Bill Belichick’s coaching tree doesn’t have the strongest branches.

Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Charlie Weiss, Bill O’Brien and even Jim Schwartz have all failed as head coaches in football. Outside of Nick Saban, there really isn’t a Belichick guy out there that has succeeded when not standing next to the man in the hoodie. It’s safe to say that McDaniels foray into coaching was the most unsuccessful of the whole gang.

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All told McDaniels went 11-17 as the Broncos head coach for a season and a half. His drafts were good, but his ability to coach those picks was bad. Opting to go with Kyle Orton over Jay Cutler can be seen as one of the biggest factors to his dismissal. Don’t forget his one year with the Rams that produced the 31st ranked offense in the NFL. McDaniels would be best served to stay in New England.

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