There has been speculation in some quarters that McDaniels is a candidate to succeed BB if and when BB decides to hang it up, a kind of HC in waiting. In the interest of full disclosure, I have been a persistent critic of McDaniels. I believe he has been outcoached consistently in big games since he became O-coordinator (12 men on field to start potential game winning drive in 4th q vs. Colts in AFCCG in 2006, vs Giants both times, etc.). We also seem to get worse offensively in the 2nd halves of playoff games. Did anyone else watch the BB miked up segment vs the Steelers and find McDaniels' comments about the Red Sox being "small" to be immature? Why is it so interesting and relevant that baseball players are "small" compared to football players? They are clutch players who are champions, who played with heart and guts and came through when it mattered most. It seemed strange to me that McDaniels found Victorino's stature to be so noteworthy, enough to mock him to BB, especially since McDaniels is a small man himself. I'm not sure McDaniels has the right personality to be HC of the NEP.