for all the naysayers who insist that McDaniels does not know what he is doing, does not utilize the players well, does not do slants over the middle etc. here is a nice article on McDaniels.. one thing that is said here, and has been repeated before, that #12 reviews the game plan prior to it being introduced to the team on Wed. This is something often overlooked, as the gameplan is a process with a lot of these folks coaches and players involved, it is not something boy wonder does at night while playing video games. BB is the overall architect, hard to criticize an 11-4 record. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2006/12/26/plan_was_well_received/ JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Shortly after the Patriots capped one of their finest offensive performances of the season, Josh McDaniels stood outside the locker room, having traded his sideline coaching attire for a crisply pressed suit jacket. McDaniels had just enjoyed one of his most rewarding days on the job, the team's master plan coming to life in a 24-21 victory over the Jaguars. Assessing the precision of the offense, he chose to speak only about the men -- some older than he -- who made it happen. "I'm proud of them," said the 30-year-old McDaniels, who called the plays for an offense that rang up 359 net yards against a defense that had been allowing an average of only 9.1 points per game at home. "It's been a tough year in terms of being able to have the same group of guys out there, so we've had to shuffle some guys in and out, and have some new players. But some of the core guys have done a good job of trying to stay consistent and bring the other guys along.".... Chief among them was the triggerman, who bought into the plan when it was presented to him early last week.