New England Patriots: Josh McDaniels withdraws from Colts head coaching position
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By Brian Hines

New England Patriots offensive coordinator has decided to remain with the franchise, backing out of the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job.

The New England Patriots search for a new offensive coordinator looked like it was set to begin this morning. Josh McDaniels was officially announced as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday morning. However, things have changed.

McDaniels has now officially withdrawn from the position.

The report was first announced by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, stating McDaniels will stay in New England following this season.

Schefter also added that McDaniels and Robert Kraft held talks over the last 48 hours, which ended in Kraft “sweetening his contract.”

The aggressive late push by Patriot management swayed McDaniels to stay and could have prevented him from even searching for head coaching jobs if it happened earlier.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss added that “clarity on Bill Belichick’s status in New England” and “stability” for his family were also primary reasons for McDaniels’ sudden and unexpected move.

The incentive by Kraft, other than keeping a highly regarded coordinator, could have been to get some revenge on Indianapolis over DeflateGate.

“That’s Kraft putting it to the Colts again. He will forever try and (expletive) that place ever since deflate gate,” a league source told Adam...



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