Former Patriots OC joins the growing chorus in shading Josh McDaniels

12 February, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Laura Christensen
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"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", a Colts statement read.

Ballard spoke to reporters for almost half-hour Wednesday as he tried to explain why Josh McDaniels backed out of a deal to become the Colts' new coach.

Considering McDaniels' change of heart came after the team had made official announcements and spent the day celebrating the hire on social media and the Colts' official website, Ballard was asked if he felt betrayed.

The Colts are now reviewing their options once more, but Ballard remains confident of hiring a new head coach soon. It could be a coaching decision, a team, a player movement or something else. He was sacked 12 games into his second season, which ended a two-year stint that saw him trade Jay Cutler, draft Tim Tebow, drop F-bombs on live television and get busted for videotaping an opponents practice - why does that sound familiar?

"I can tell you there is NO excuse big enough to justify this", Dungy wrote on Twitter of McDaniels' decision to spurn the Colts in the 11th hour.

"He said he had bad news for me", Ballard said on McDaniels.

We'll never know the exact reasons why McDaniels backed out of his commitment with the Colts, but Chris Ballard is assuring fans that Andrew Luck's shoulder should not be a concern. "I have not gotten that from the two doctors that he's seen here after the season". Practically anyone with a decent football IQ could be the Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots being that they have one of, if not, THE best QB's to ever play the game, along with Gronk and the rest of the offensive line. "But having assistant coaches leave jobs to go with you then leave them out to dry is indefensible".

"There's a lot of good coaches out there", Ballard said. He's working on his arm speed right now.

"I love the Patriot nation" he said as his first public comment since turning down the Colts job. "That is what we're going to be built on", Ballard said. After the firing of Ryan Grigson last January, the Colts seemed to have established a solid relationship with Bill Belichick and the Patriots. "We want everybody on our team to match what he has inside".


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