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    The Denver Broncos have reached agreement to name New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, 32, as their new head coach, replacing Mike Shanahan, who was fired Dec. 30 after 14 years on the job, according to team sources. The team is expected to announce the deal on Monday.

    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen traveled to Boston Thursday for a second interview with McDaniels, who, according to sources, was one of two finalists along with Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

    McDaniels becomes the third member of Belichick's coaching staff to be named an NFL head coach in recent years, following Romeo Crennel, who took over Cleveland in 2005 and was fired after this past season, and Eric Mangini, who went to the Jets in 2006. Mangini was also fired after this season and has since been named to replace Crennel in Cleveland.

    McDaniels has worked in the NFL eight seasons, all with New England. He joined the Patriots on March 1, 2001 as a personnel assistant in the scouting department and assisted the defensive coaching staff for three seasons. He began serving as the Patriots' quarterbacks coach in 2004 and was named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on January 20, 2006.

    McDaniels began his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, working under head coach Nick Saban.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    It sucks that he did not get another opportunity with Brady, but that is a perfect situation for him, Cutler , and he will hire a good defense coordinator, and the Broncs who always were trouble, are going to be a pain again..
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    God bless him:rip:
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    hopefully people will realize what a big loss this will be.
    i bet pats@broncos will be a MNF again next yr.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Wow this sucks he was great. And to think back in 06 we wouldn't even acknowledge the fact that he called all of our offensive plays.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Wow, he's only 32? Is he the youngest head coach ever?
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Provided that this is true, ( I don't trust ESPN), who coaches the QBs and coordinates our offense?
    We need some stability on our coaching staff, IMO. We had the same coaching staff during our Super Bowl runs. The coaching staff seems like a revolving door lately.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Obviously he walks into a nice offensive situation but never in a million years did I think they'd replace Shanahan with another offensive guy. I assume he'll takle Dom Capers with him, that's what the word was last week.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Actually, hopefully we won't realize it - that means the offense won't miss a beat.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Probably this guy :

    Bill O'Brien - Official New England Patriots Biography

    Although an official OC likely won't be named just like the first year Weis was gone and McDaniels wasn't named OC until the next year.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    yeah iam surprised a Defensive coach wasnt hired. will be interesting to see the reactions of the bronco players like cutler,bailey and marshall with 32 old guy running their team after an iconic shanahan.Imagine if pioli goes to the chiefs.it will be pats -Afc west.
    This will be a big loss in terms of continuity but as always ,trust Bb to have a plan.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    I thank Josh and wish him well but I truly hope he does a lousy job coaching the Broncos:D Sorry folks, but the Pats are Kraft and BB. In this great land of ours there will be another good OC.

    GO PATS!
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    well i meant, he was trashed a lot on this board but i think he has done an admirable job in the last 3 yrs
    2006 - Reche caldwell and doug gabriel to AFCCG
    2007 - transformed the offense and playcalling with moss and welker
    2008 - earned cassel a lot of money

    takes a lot of ability for it which we will miss
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Good find B. He definately looks like he's qualified for the job.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Things just got a lot more interesting in New England.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Box was the first to point to this guy, I'm riding his coat tails. Maybe some team will get ahead of the game and interview O'Brien next week now :D
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    It's the best job avaliable this offseason. Congrats to Josh. He definitely has the personnel in place on offense to get off to a good start.


    Any word on who he will bring in as the new GM?
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    iam hoping it isnt a "black monday" tmmorow for pats with some pioli announcement :(
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Very interesting move by the Broncos, although it was seemingly inevitable, as Pat Bowlen seems to like Josh a lot.

    I get the feeling that BB will try to hire RAC and take over more of the offensive playcalling, and train up someone like O'Brian next year. Brady should have another stellar year, regardless of who is the offensive coordinator.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    I'll be surprised if its Obrien. This was only his second season with Patriots. I know he has been coordinator at Duke and G Tech, but I predict BB has something else up his sleeve. How about Pat Hill? Assistant HC / OC. Coached on the O side of ball under BB in Cleveland.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    The best of luck to Josh.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    WOW.... He's in Denver now and much closer so NEM can go visit him.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Don't you mean Cassel? From what I've heard, Brady won't even be ready when the season starts.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Good luck Josh. I'm not sure if he is ready to be head coach, but he has a hell of an offensive mind and should help Culter immensely.

    Too bad. I think he was way underrated in this part of the country. McDaniels haters will get their chance to prove anyone could have done what McDaniels did in 2007 with the talent he had. I hope to God I am wrong, but I think the answer will be not nearly as much.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Good luck Josh McDaniels. Hope you have alot of sucess there (unless it's against the Pats, of course).

    He's got a pretty stellar offense already in place...he should hire RAC to assemble a solid D.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    No. no one from outside is going to come and call plays for the pats with the system already in place.This yr bb will officially call himself the offe coordinator. Any guy on the sideline looking non descript or kid like who you have never seen before holding a playcalling card will be announced the off coordinator next yr in 2010
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Ivan Fears, Dante Scarnecchia, and Mangurian ( former Atl. Falcon OC from 2003 ) would be my in house bets over OBrien.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Cheer up SVN. I try to look at the positive side of things. How do we know the next people won't do an even better job? IMO, as long as Kraft signs the checks things should be okay.
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos

    Mixed emotions on this one - he did orchestrate the high-flying offense of '07 and brought Cassel along but dang I can't shake those Indy AFC title game and SB 42 memories....
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    Re: Per ESPN: Josh McDaniels new HC of Broncos


    Neither you nor I, nor the Herald, the Globe, ESPN, SI, Fox, and everyone else besides Brady, his doctor, and a handful of other people have any idea about that.

    Moreover, none of us are going to have any idea until training camp or (even more likely) the next-to-last exhibiton game next August.

    There is no reason for people in the know to leak truthful information, and based upon past history, they have not and they will not.
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