Report: McDaniels, Patricia taking interviews


As the Patriots run of success continues, it's only inevitable that Belichick's pupils become highly sought after.

Look no further than 2005, when both Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel left the Pats. Or 2009 when Josh McDaniels took a shot in Denver.

As of late, Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia have stayed despite interest from other teams.

But according to a report by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, both coordinators will be taking interviews, and the Patriots might not be able to hold on to their staff in 2018.

Josh McDaniels will be interviewed by the Indianapolis Colts. This would be McDaniels second shot at leading a team in the NFL.

The Colts fired previous head coach Chuck Pagano after yesterday's game.

Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia has been linked to both the Detroit Lions.

Their GM is Bob Quinn, who has deep roots within New England: He is from Norwood, MA, a graduate of UConn, and previously served as Director of Pro Scouting for the Patriots. 

Jim Caldwell was the previous head coach in Detroit, and was let go in the past 24 hours.

In addition to interest from the Colts and Lions, the Giants have submitted their own request to interview both Patricia and McDaniels.

Coach Belichick commented on the evolving situation this morning, "Well, I think our staff has done a good job this year, as they have throughout the years. I’ve been really fortunate to have a lot of great coaches and coordinators on the staff, so that’s been a real positive for me and a positive for our team and our organization. I don’t really know about the rest of it. We'll see how it goes, but those guys have done a great job for me".


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