Current offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, is going to be interviewed by the Cleveland Browns for their head coaching position. Personally, I hope he gets it because his second stint with the Patriots has really not impressed me. I used to think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was thrilled when we brought him back in time for Super Bowl XLVI.
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. At the beginning of the year all we heard was about how the rookie wide receivers were having trouble understanding the offense. Well, maybe that's because it has become way too complicated. Tom and Josh probably keep adding and adding and never removing anything. Would it really have been that bad for them to have given receivers specific directions on what to do every once in a while. It seemed like Brady always expected them to do the opposite of what they did because "he read the defense differently". Maybe too many options is what stunted their growth this year.