Indianapolis Colts officially name Josh McDaniels head coach

Schuplinski joined New England's staff as a coaching assistant in 2013, and he's been the Patriots' assistant quarterbacks coach under Josh McDaniels for each of the past two seasons.

In fact, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the deal is nearing its completion. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was left answering questions on why his unit couldn't stop Eagles, who gained 538 in the 41-33 victory.

McDaniels will be formally introduced by the Colts during a news conference Wednesday.

McDaniels succeeds Chuck Pagano, who was sacked previous year after six seasons as head coach.

Although McDaniels is young compared to most of his peers at the head coaching position in the league, this isn't his first time at the helm of an NFL franchise.

McDaniels was widely expected to take a head coaching gig following the regular season, with different teams vying for his services. The 41-year-old served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the majority of his time in New England on Belichick's staff.


However, Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' all-world tight end, virtually confirmed McDaniels' pending departure. Don't forget, Andrew Luck is a quarterback who likes to throw the ball deep down the field.

That was evident in the past two Super Bowls and this season's AFC Championship Game, when the Patriots were hit with three different moments of adversity. The team made it official on Tuesday.

This was a game where the offenses took over as the teams set six offensive Super Bowl records combined.

Patricia, meanwhile, whom the Giants considered for their head coaching vacancy, was ready to take the next step in his career, but not before showing honest gratitude for Belichick's mentorship.

"I'm not going to talk about that tonight", McDaniels told reporters Sunday, and the next day Bill Belichick said he had "no idea" about McDaniels' status.


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