"I was announced as the head coach before I had even been offered the job". "You've got to be right".
A press conference was even set for February 7, but then just hours later reports surfaced that he was not going to leave his best friend, but instead would return to sit side-by-side with Bill Belichick as his offensive coordinator once again. "It's about getting the right guy. We want everybody on our team to match what he has inside".
Ballard tried to explain why McDaniels backed out of the deal.
Throughout most of the National Football League playoffs, it was assumed the New England Patriots' top two assistants would leave to helm franchises of their own.
"We're gonna get there", Ballard assured fans at the presser, according to ESPN's Mike Wells. "Unquestionably, we're gonna get there".
"I'm speechless", former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne told NFL Network.
Ballard revealed Wednesday he vetted more than the candidates he actually interviewed. They were willing to make a commitment to him from a timeframe perspective that that was possible.
When asked if he had an emotional reaction, Ballard said his competitiveness sometimes does come out. Instead, he made a decision to stay with in New England as the Patriots offensive coordinator.
Once Judge is on the books for next season, the Pats can turn their attention to filling their defensive coordinator vacancy created when Matt Patricia was officially named head coach of the Detroit Lions earlier this week.
However, Eberflus and Frazier each embrace the 4-3 and the accompanying Tony Dungy concepts. He was the safeties coach from 2012-15 and has since worked as the linebackers coach.
Deciding to go forward with Frazier obviously would require hiring a top-flight offensive coordinator.
Because Doug Pederson was calling the plays, Reich doesn't get a lot of credit for the Eagles' offensive success this season. Wouldn't want anyone else on our team. He helped a backup quarterback elevate his play to the level of a Super Bowl MVP.
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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.