Indianapolis Colts Hire New Head Coach

The Eagles defeated the Patriots 35-28 the last time these two teams met in 2015

There is a legitimate argument to be made that McDaniels is a better coordinator than he is a head coach.

It will be interesting to see how this hiring affects an offseason that Colts fans have been salivating over since before this past season even began.

The move comes two days after the Patriots dropped a 41-33 decision to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. His failure with the Broncos was so massive that he had to stay away from New England for a year or so before Belichick let him crawl back.

McDaniels' coaching staff is already taking shape.

That time just may not be as a member of the Patriots' staff.

This was a game where the offenses took over as the teams set six offensive Super Bowl records combined. McDaniels helped Brady become the regular season MVP at the age of 40 and then Brady dominated on the biggest stage.




He will have some skeptics based on what happened in Denver, but this is a good situation for McDaniels, provided that quarterback Andrew Luck is healthy.

Still, the fact that McDaniels isn't actually backing out of his "wink and nod" agreement with the Colts is great news for Indianapolis, as the remaining coaching candidate pool is severely depleted from what it once was to start the interview process.

You can't write about the Colts hire without mentioning Belichick's status with the Patriots either. While there are some concerns about Luck's health, McDaniels must have confidence that he will be ready for next season.

McDaniels won five Super Bowl titles with the Patriots beginning his National Football League career with the team back in 2001.

Instead McDaniels has to worry about playing the Pats: the Colts and Pats are scheduled to play a game (date/time TBD) at Gillette Stadium next season.

With no Jimmy Garropollo on the bench, the future for the New England Patriots is very unclear despite the resilience and excellence of the aging Brady.

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