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Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/21/1976

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is bowing out of consideration for the 49ers' head-coaching vacancy.
According to La Canfora, McDaniels is taking his name out of consideration for "personal" reasons, and it's "not a reflection" on the 49ers. It's probably a little bit of both. With New England advancing this deep into the playoffs, the San Francisco job is the only one left open. McDaniels is better off riding it out another year with Tom Brady and Co. and seeing what next offseason brings. Kyle Shanahan and Tom Cable are the other two known candidates linked to the 49ers. Jan 16 - 11:09 AM

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According to Sports Illustrated's Michael Silver, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and DC Matt Patricia "both made positive impressions" Saturday while interviewing for the Rams' head-coaching vacancy.

The Rams still have more candidates to interview including Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn, who will meet with the team Sunday in Florida. They were also expected to interview Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan Saturday in Atlanta but bad weather conditions in Boston prevented that from happening. Lions DC Teryl Austin, Dolphins DC Vance Joseph and Jaguars interim coach Doug Marrone have also been linked to Los Angeles. It's impossible to know which way the Rams are leaning but McDaniels and Patricia obviously made compelling cases on Saturday.
Jan 8 - 11:01 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole says there's "increasing talk" Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and former NFL executive Louis Riddick are tied to each other for a coach/GM pairing.

McDaniels and Riddick both have interviews set up with the 49ers. With Patriots director of personnel Nick Caserio likely to stay in his current role, it sounds like they could end up being a package deal. Riddick has been a supporter of McDaniels as an ESPN analyst and played under Bill Belichick for three seasons in New England. McDaniels has interest from the Jaguars and Rams, but the 49ers have emerged as his top landing spot.
Jan 7 - 4:25 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the 49ers are the "preferred team" for Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels has interviews lined up with the 49ers, Jaguars and Rams. San Francisco has the worst roster but their GM vacancy could be important to McDaniels, who may want full control. The 49ers' second-overall pick is another selling point over Jacksonville and Los Angeles. It's also possible McDaniels wants to bring Patriots director of personnel Nick Caserio wherever he lands.
Jan 6 - 7:39 PM

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels has interviews scheduled with the 49ers, Jaguars and Rams on Saturday.

We can probably rule out Denver as a landing spot for McDaniels after his failed stint there a few years back. It's also unlikely McDaniels would interview with the Bills, who play in the same division as New England. To this point, McDaniels and Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan appear to be the most sought-after candidates for the six coaching vacancies around the league. Patriots DC Matt Patricia has also drawn some interest.
Jan 2 - 10:16 PM

Albert Breer of The MMQB reports the Rams, Jaguars, and 49ers have reached out to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels about their coaching vacancies.

McDaniels is going to be one of the hottest coaching names this cycle, so the early interest is not a surprise. With the Patriots earning a first-round bye, McDaniels will be able to interview with all three teams this week. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports those meetings will take place late in the week. There are several quality openings around the league, and McDaniels should have the pick of the litter.
Jan 2 - 8:26 AM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe expects Patriots OC Josh McDaniels to land a head coaching job this offseason.

Per Volin, McDaniels "should have his choice of jobs" and is "likely to take one." We'd agree with this assessment, though being Bill Belichick's right-hand man in Foxboro isn't a bad gig either. McDaniels will likely be considered for the Jaguars' coaching vacancy and could be a candidate in Arizona if the Cardinals decide to move on from Bruce Arians. If McDaniels does accept a job elsewhere, it's unlikely he'd bolt to one of the Patriots' rivals like the Colts or Jets. There's also a good chance that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would follow McDaniels to wherever he ends up coaching.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reports the Rams "want" and are "focusing on" Patriots OC Josh McDaniels for their head-coaching vacancy.

The Rams "want to make a huge splash," and McDaniels would qualify, especially with coaches like Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh not interested in the gig. It's not even clear if McDaniels would be, either, but the Rams reportedly believe McDaniels "can fix" Jared Goff. (The No. 1 overall pick is already broken.) Per Freeman's sources, the Jaguars are also being linked to McDaniels. Jacksonville arguably has the better current situation on offense.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Profootballtalk reports the Rams are expected to "lean toward" someone with an offensive background in their coaching search.

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will be the most frequently mentioned name, but he keeps claiming he has no interest in leaving the Patriots. Perhaps that will change if Bill Belichick tells him he's not retiring any time soon. McDaniels failed miserably as the Broncos' head man in 2009-10.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:09:00 PM

When asked about the Rams' opening at head coach, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels said, "My focus and my attention is gonna' stay right here in this building."

It's what McDaniels is obligated to say while still employed by New England, but he'll certainly be a consideration for the Rams' job and it could be an enticing opportunity for the long-time coordinator. Previous reports have tabbed McDaniels as the eventual successor to Bill Belichick in New England, but there's been no indication that Belichick is close to calling it quits. McDaniels might not be eager to leave the Patriots following a failed head coaching stint with the Broncos several years ago. Jon Gruden, Jim Harbaugh, Kyle Shanahan and Pete Carroll are just a few of the many big names that have already been linked to the head coaching vacancy in Los Angeles.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:07:00 PM

PFT's Mike Florio has been "told" that Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will stay in New England until coach Bill Belichick retires.

Knocking on the door of Thanksgiving, coaching news will start hitting the news cycle more over the next month. McDaniels' name always comes up as someone teams covet to give him a second chance, but he seems to really want to stick with New England and take over the post once Belichick walks away. McDaniels has been loosely linked to Detroit and Tennessee over the past calendar year due to his connections with GMs Bob Quinn and Jon Robinson.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:37:00 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Shalise Manza Young reports Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will be the top head coaching candidate for Jon Robinson once he is named Titans general manager.

Robinson is expected to be announced Thursday. Robinson is currently the Bucs director of player personnel, but he spent 12 seasons with the Patriots. He will have to fight off Lions GM Bob Quinn, who is himself a former Patriot, for McDaniels' services, but Tennessee might offer a better situation. The Titans have Marcus Mariota, some foundational talent on defense, and the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported early in January the Titans "would be particularly appealing" to McDaniels.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 09:18:00 AM

The Detroit Free Press reports "some people believe" that new Lions GM Bob Quinn is targeting Patriots OC Josh McDaniels as a head coach.

The Lions haven't made a decision on whether to retain Jim Caldwell, but there's an obvious Patriots connection between Quinn and McDaniels. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Caldwell's job "isn't safe." McDaniels has turned down interviews ahead of New England's Divisional Round matchup, so the Lions can take their time on Caldwell's future. Caldwell's schemes/principles have looked largely outdated, with Detroit's offense ranking in the bottom-half of the league this year despite a strong finish. With Adam Gase going to Miami, McDaniels and Hue Jackson are the top offensive coaches available.
Sat, Jan 9, 2016 02:24:00 PM

Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will not interview for head coaching jobs this week.

McDaniels has gotten plenty of buzz and is reportedly interested in the Titans' job, but he is focused on the Pats' second-round matchup. McDaniels will have several other windows to interview even if the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl, but he could also choose to eschew any interviews until New England's season is finished. McDaniels has rehabbed his image after a tough stint as the Broncos head coach. He can likely land a lead job if he so desires this cycle.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 10:41:00 AM

ESPN's John Clayton reports Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is interested in the Titans' head-coaching job.

The Titans' gig is likely pretty appealing to many coaches. They have a quarterback in Marcus Mariota, cornerstone LT Taylor Lewan, and up-and-coming potential No. 1 WR Dorial Green-Beckham, along with complementary WR Kendall Wright. On defense, RE Jurell Casey is one of the better 3-4 ends in the league, and OLB Brian Orakpo had seven sacks. McDaniels has been looking for the right opportunity since he failed badly as the Broncos' coach.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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