Colts GM Says The Team Will Be Just Fine Without Josh McDaniels

Lynette Rowe
February 11, 2018

During a news conference Wednesday morning at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis, Ballard said the team will "keep moving forward". New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia left Belichick's staff a day after the Patriots' Super Bowl loss to become coach of the Detroit Lions. But on the field since 2010, it's been no contest.

While McDaniels was not yet legally bound to the Colts at the time when he turned them down, there were still repercussions to his move. It's something worth keeping an eye on during this coaching search, though.

Not to mention: he would be joining the Colts, with the chance to coach a top tier quarterback in Andrew Luck.

"In 31 cities, I'd say the odds of them hiring him (as head coach) would be slim to none", Weis continued.

When asked in Wednesday's podcast whether McDaniels had burned too many bridges to ever be offered another job, other than with the Patriots, McGinnis said his owns experience shows you can never say never in this business.

"There was no persuasion".

"Let me make this clear, I want and we want a coach for this organization that wants to be here". If he had that information prior to the interview process, the way McDaniels approached interviews for head-coaching vacancies in January likely would have changed.

The Colts said in a statement Tuesday night they were "surprised and disappointed" by the decision.

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Toub has interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Chargers and Broncos in the past. We have work to do.

"It's the mentally tough, gritty people that overcome these things that are successful". "Unquestionably, we're going to get there". "I've had them from the get go. I'm very confident in this". The team issued a press release to media outlets and scheduled a press conference, but all that was news to McGinnis, who hadn't even talked contract terms.

It was reported earlier by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (via Kevin Patra) that LaMonte thought McDaniels was "making perhaps the biggest professional mistake of his career", by leaving the Colts.

LaMonte, who is also Ballard's agent, has terminated his relationship with McDaniels, according to sources.

McDaniels' agent, Bob LaMonte, who is also Ballard's agent, chose to part ways with the Patriots' OC after the decision change.

"I just said, 'I just need a yes or no answer".

"In a normal world you would assume that, but again, are we living in a normal world right now?" There's a lot of good coaches out there.

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