Mcdaniels has a unique Patriots' insider/outsider perspective, which was shaped and refined by his head coaching experience in Denver. It necessitated that he have a big picture perspective and take into concideration how to incorporate offense, deffense and special teams into a unified game plan. He was able to stretch his wings outside of Bill's shadow and obsorb new ideas from his staff and experiences, and his brief stop with the Rams would supply him with additional ideas and frameworks. Ultimately, he failed in his non Patriots' endeavors, but they made him stronger and a better coach. His post Patriots' experience coupled with his intimate knowledge of the Pats will allow him to spot critical tendencies, weak spots, and hidden strengths for both teams. He has had 2 games to assimilate himselve with the team, and with the additional week to prepare I believe that Josh will and has made significant contributions to the game plan. With Obrien focused on making the calls, Mcdaniels' perspective will allow the Patriots to make adjustments quicker, almost on the fly, which could be the difference in the game.