Patriot's Josh McDaniels Rejects Colts Head Coach Position

Feb 4 2018 Minneapolis MN USA New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh Mc Daniels prior to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

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That backfired when McDaniels backed out just hours afterward.

"The rivalry is back on", said Ballard, revealing that he had dealt with McDaniels swiftly when he called to break the news of his reversal on Tuesday.

Although he was hired on January 22, 1996, Tony Dungy told Ballard he was interviewed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers four different times and that he didn't even finish hiring onto his coaching staff until March. There is a massive amount of work that needs to be done with the Colts in order to get them moving in the right direction. "We have work to do and I want somebody that's 100 percent committed to partnering with us and getting that work done". I wish you the best of luck'.

The Colts are now reported to be targeting the Philadelphia Eagles offensive co-ordinator Frank Reich and New Orleans assistant coach Dan Campbell. He's working on his throwing motion and he's working on his arm speed right now. Ballard, though, already had held Eberflus in high regard with the Colts organizationally wanting to resume running a "Tampa-Two" style of defense.

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WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston, asked the Patriots to interview McDaniels, but they said he will not be available until the NFL-mandated organized team activities that begin in April.

"Haven't read the article but I can tell you there is NO excuse big enough to justify this", Dungy wrote on Twitter in response to a story that indicated McDaniels stayed with the Pats because he was more comfortable with the team. McDaniels had gone as far as verbally accepting the job and telling assistant coaches they had a job on his staff. DeGuglielmo, though, also remains wanted by Indianapolis even after McDaniels reneged on taking the HC job. "You've got to be right".

"I feel very lucky to have Matt in the building running a scheme that I think fits our team that we can scout for and that fits our building", Ballard said. "That's what we want to be".

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