La Canfora: Timing Is Everything For Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels made a controversial decision last offseason. Jason La Canfora doesn't think he'll pay for it this time around

The DA Show
December 06, 2018 - 11:42 am

In February, Josh McDaniels was named head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Only McDaniels never made it to Indy. Instead, the 42-year-old reneged on his decision and stayed in New England.

Will that decision come back to bite him this offseason?

“Nope. I think timing is everything, and we’re going to have eight, nine openings,” CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora said on The DA Show. “Once we get past (John) Harbaugh and (Ron) Rivera and (Mike) McCarthy, you give me the sure things. You tell me the hot coordinator.”

That would be McDaniels, who has spent the bulk of his coaching career in New England, helping the Patriots to five Super Bowl titles.

Name a better coordinator out there.

“Don’t tell me Jim Schwartz,” La Canfora said of the Eagles defensive coordinator. “Don’t tell me (Vikings offensive coordinator) John DeFilippo. Don’t tell me (Chiefs offensive coordinator) Eric Bieniemy's got a better shot of getting a job than Josh McDaniels. Those guys might get jobs too – and Chuck Pagano might get a job, and Jack Del Rio might get a job. Supply and demand, Econ 101 – it doesn’t match up this year. 

“But there is no doubt in my mind that Josh McDaniels will have the same opportunities he had last year,” La Canfora continued. “Does he take them? The teams that want him, are they the same teams that he wants? I don't know any or all of that. I don’t know how any of that is going to play out. But there will be multiple teams who want to talk to him as soon as they can during that Patriots bye week.”

The Patriots (9-3) are currently the 2-seed in the AFC. They play the Dolphins (6-6) in Miami this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.