Anyway, instead of just typing up the same drivel about how I hate the job McDaniels' has been doing of late, I'm just going to copy some of my comments from previous posts and include the link in case you want to read the complete post.
January 1, 2014- Now, what is it that makes me want to say "see you later" to McDaniels? I'm really not sure I can pinpoint it, but I'll give it a go. In my eyes he doesn't seem to be able to adjust his coaching to his players or even care to do that. Yes, Tom Brady has a bro-crush on him, but I think he's just either stuck in the past or likes that the offense is catered to him and his skills and knowledge base.
The most obvious thing that Josh did was call for more running plays (something I've been wanting since September).
February 1, 2014- First off, the Broncos did not stop the Patriots' running game. The running game was stopped by a game plan that appeared to focus on beating a weak secondary. So, instead of playing to our strength we tried to play to the opposing team's weakness.
After Cincinnati Game- Going into last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, I though we would see a substantial amount of running plays because of the matchup and the weather forecast. When I watched the game I wasn’t happy with the play calling. Immediately after the game I still wasn’t happy. Three days later, guess what, I’m still not happy. I completely don’t understand why we insisted on throwing the ball. Did we change our game plan because WR Danny Amendola could play and RB Stevan Ridley couldn’t, or was throwing the ball our original plan?
After Loss to Jets- Once again, I’m going to point to the Patriots love affair with throwing the ball as a reason why we didn’t win. Yes, there were times when we tried to run the ball and were stuffed almost immediately, but we still managed to average 4.5 yards per attempt. Only attempting to run the ball 20 times while throwing the ball 46 times isn’t going to get the Patriots many victories.