"After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts' new head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels this evening informed us that he would not be joining our team", the Colts said Tuesday night in a news release.
The questions came about 24 hours after team officials announced the hiring on its Twitter account and roughly 16 hours after McDaniels called to say he had changed his mind.
In the press conference, Ballard stressed that the Colts will simply go back to the list of candidates they had prior to "landing" McDaniels. Although Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was heavily involved with the offense, Reich had major influence as the team had to adjust following the season-ending knee injury to QB Carson Wentz. Once thought of as the next great National Football League quarterback, Luck has had trouble finding the field in recent years due to a nagging shoulder injury. I am going to open my world to you.
All throughout this process of finding a new head coach, Ballard has preached that the organization wants a coach that wants to be with the Colts and not exclusively the other way around.
On Wednesday, though, he attempted to alleviate lingering concerns about Luck while acknowledging the franchise quarterback still hasn't thrown a football since returning from Europe late previous year. Patricia was introduced yesterday as the Lions head coach. "They're good coaches. They're good people". He's working on his throwing motion and he's working on his arm speed right now. It appears McDaniels was hesitant to move his family, including his four children, to Indianapolis, and was persuaded to stay in his current position after getting a "significant raise".
On Wednesday, a man who was in McDaniels' exact same situation in 2004 and failed miserably at all of his stops after leaving Bill Belichick's Patriots organization, crushed the decision to NFL.com's Adam Schein on Schein On Sports.
While Luck's status remains up in the air, the new head coach in Indy does already have a few assistant coaches in place, whether he likes it or not. And you can see the impact of when he has been in New England and the success they've had versus when he was not there.
"I think he learned a lot from his time in Denver", Tebow said. "We want our team to match what he has inside".