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  • Originally posted by Jvig43 View Post
    Clayton usually has a good amount of inside news imo. Anyway I would be happy to have McDaniels back so long as we don't fully abandon a run game and force Brady to throw 50 times a game.
    McD runs a balanced offense as much as he can, actually. They were pretty much 50/50 in 2008 and they were still 9th in Rushing Attempts in 2007 even with that insane passing offense... And were actually only 5th in Passing Attempts.

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    • Originally posted by nepg View Post
      McD runs a balanced offense as much as he can, actually. They were pretty much 50/50 in 2008 and they were still 9th in Rushing Attempts in 2007 even with that insane passing offense... And were actually only 5th in Passing Attempts.
      Well yeah but that's because Brady was out at that point. He didn't call run plays for **** when the Giants D-line was kicking the **** out of us in the superbowl. Pass pass pass.


      Originally posted by WMD
      Jesse realizing Walt was Santa Claus could really shake things up.
      Originally posted by gpngc
      I don't know how old you are, but if you can get to 24/25 without getting arrested or killed, you've done well for yourself lol.

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      • Maroney ran 14 times for 36 yards (2.6ypc) with a long of 9.

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        • Originally posted by Jvig43 View Post
          Clayton usually has a good amount of inside news imo. Anyway I would be happy to have McDaniels back so long as we don't fully abandon a run game and force Brady to throw 50 times a game.
          I do have some apprehension about how he'll adapt to the personnel. Throwing 50 times a game 2007 style is fantastic if you can hit it and hit it on all levels and have it work(something we can't do right now, both due to coaching and personnel), but we're certainly not set up the same way with the tight ends. McDaniel's always seemed to want to revolutionize the tight end position without actually getting the ball to those guys. The Ben Watson era did not go as well as it could have. Clearly, some of that is because Ben Watson is about an eighth of the player that Gronk is...but still.

          I suppose you have to give him a similar pass on the run game, considering that we were still trying to pretend that Laurence Maroney was going to be as good as Corey Dillon was....but he was focused on airing it out.

          So yeah, Josh McDaniels, his biffle Brandon Lloyd, and a young receiver would really be an excellent way to fix the few issues we have on offense, assuming he's willing to adapt a bit to the personnel, which I think he should do well enough with.


          It's kind of interesting that we're hearing this as soon as we are. Granted, it's not often that your incumbent offensive coordinator gets hired away during a playoff run...but I'm wondering where it goes from here. It would be totally unlike us to announce that McDaniels is the coordinator next year WHILE we're still in the playoffs, but it would be pretty awkward at this point in the stories life cycle if it were to die suddenly too, especially whereas the Rams will probably want to let their head coach hire a replacement....and I can't imagine McDaniel's wants to have it look like he got fired. That's not even getting into the entire Chiefs angle....although I'm unsure if they'll prolong that entire thing with an interview process or just hire Crennel outright.
          Last edited by ElectricEye; 01-06-2012, 04:11 PM.

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          • Really not sure what they're doing here in KC. It's pretty obvious that Romeo is the guy and it's a great fit. They need to be finding someone who can run the offense for Romeo since that and the QB controversy was his downfall in Cleveland.

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            • McDaniels is hands-down the most logical and realistic choice to replace Bill O'Brien but another name to keep an eye on is Brian Daboll. Daboll was unhappy that McDaniels got promoted over him during his time in New England and became a malcontent but always gameplans well against New England; being dominated against the Browns last year stands out. Daboll will most likely be looking for work once Miami chooses a new head coach.

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              • Adam Schefter reporting McDaniels is back with the Pats...for the playoffs as an offensive assistant and will become offensive coordinator after the playoffs

                Edit: Expected to sign him for the playoffs


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                • Originally posted by AntoinCD View Post
                  Adam Schefter reporting McDaniels is back with the Pats...for the playoffs as an offensive assistant and will become offensive coordinator after the playoffs

                  Edit: Expected to sign him for the playoffs
                  Wait, is that even allowed?


                  Originally posted by WMD
                  Jesse realizing Walt was Santa Claus could really shake things up.
                  Originally posted by gpngc
                  I don't know how old you are, but if you can get to 24/25 without getting arrested or killed, you've done well for yourself lol.

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                  • Originally posted by Jvig43 View Post
                    Wait, is that even allowed?
                    Yes, it is; read that somewhere in the past few days (Schefter?) This was an expected move and McDaniels is probably the best replacement possible for O'Brien.

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                    • I think it's a great scenario to be in now. Having McDaniels around should calm any worries about whether or not O'Brien could be the coordinator when his mind was elsewhere with Penn State. Plus now it may(a big hope here) bring back a more vertical threat in the passing game. It's hard to argue with O'Brien's system but it is all horizontal.

                      Oh and it puts us in the driver's seat for Brandon Lloyd who can't be any worse than Ocho


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                      • I kind of am holding out hope that Ocho can turn it on in the post season for us and make some things happen. I know its not realistic and I doubt it will happen but it would be nice if things started clicking finally when we really need it.


                        Originally posted by WMD
                        Jesse realizing Walt was Santa Claus could really shake things up.
                        Originally posted by gpngc
                        I don't know how old you are, but if you can get to 24/25 without getting arrested or killed, you've done well for yourself lol.

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                        • Originally posted by Jvig43 View Post
                          I kind of am holding out hope that Ocho can turn it on in the post season for us and make some things happen. I know its not realistic and I doubt it will happen but it would be nice if things started clicking finally when we really need it.
                          I hope so too and maybe McDaniels can add a wrinkle or two that gets him involved.

                          What I've noticed though is that he gets open quite a lot but it's clear Brady doesn't trust him. He has dropped a few easy ones this season which may be the case(such as the sure-fire TD in the first game at Buffalo).


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                          • That actually makes a whole ton of sense. I didn't think that was a possible solution, but it works on a few fronts. As I said before; it would be awkward for all parties if the story was suddenly to die and for McDaniel's to eventually be fired by the Rams. It also makes me feel a whole lot better about O'Brien and the Penn State factor. McDaniel's is a good offensive coach and can help out with the gameplanning. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can integrate himself into the current system and personnel, but getting him around the team and the current roster can only help going into next year. Very pleased with the way this worked out.
                            Last edited by ElectricEye; 01-07-2012, 01:29 PM.

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                            • Originally posted by Jvig43 View Post
                              Wait, is that even allowed?

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                              • Something to keep in mind; McDaniel's has prepared gameplans for all of our potential playoff opponents except for Houston...and a lot of the teams we could face in the Super Bowl if we make it that far. Granted, the Rams didn't do a whole lot against anyone on offense, but he has some familiarity with their defensive personnel and schemes.

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