On Tuesday morning, it was official. Josh McDaniels was going to be the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. On Tuesday night, it was official. Josh McDaniels would not be the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Instead, McDaniels will stay in New England as the Patriots offensive coordinator.
Because of how this went down, there are a lot of people that are mad at Josh McDaniels, like IndyStar columnist Gregg Doyel. There’s Colts GM Chris Ballard, who considered McDaniels a friend and claimed that the Colts/Patriots rivalry is, “back on.” Then there’s the rest of us. Should you be mad at Josh McDaniels? Let’s find out.
Are you an Indianapolis Colts fan?
If yes, then yes you should be mad at Josh McDaniels. Your team waited for him and he’s one of the great young minds in football. You were excited about the partnership between him and franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. You were excited to get someone that worked under the greatest coach of all time. For the first time in a long time, you were feeling a lot of excitement. Now the Colts have to go back to the drawing board to look for a new head coach, in one of the thinnest pools of potential head coaches in recent memory. Now, it seems like whoever the Colts hire, that person is a short term fix until they can get someone else.
If no, then no you should not be mad at Josh McDaniels.
Are you a New England Patriots fan?
If yes, then you should not be mad at Josh McDaniels. Your team is keeping the continuity that’s gotten them to three of the last four Super Bowls, and you’ll likely have McDaniels through the end of Brady’s playing career and Belichick’s coaching career. In fact, Belichick’s retirement has been a hot button topic surrounding McDaniels’ decision to stay. Although Peter King said there’s no language in McDaniels contract that says he’ll succeed Belichick.
If no, keep reading.
Are you one of the three assistant coaches that Josh McDaniels wanted on his staff and the Colts already signed to contracts before McDaniels backed out?
If yes, then hell yes you should be mad at Josh McDaniels. Now, you’re signed on with a team that’s going to hire a head coach that you don’t even know if they want you on your staff, and now you have to move your whole life to a new city. Kudos to the Colts, they have said they will stand by these coaches and won’t leave them out to dry, guaranteeing them a job for at least the 2018 season.
If no, keep reading.
Are you an NFL football fan?
If yes, then you should not be mad at Josh McDaniels. Offseason? What offseason? This is what’s great about the NFL. The “offseason” doesn’t exist. There’s always something going on. This is a storyline we’ll be following for awhile, now who are the Colts going to hire? After that, we go to Indianapolis for the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in just 21 days. Then on March 14, the new league year and free agency begins. In 76 days, we’re in Dallas for the 2018 NFL Draft. Before you know it, it’s minicamp, OTA’s, and training camp before we’re right back in the thick of things. I love that there’s no true offseason when it comes to the NFL.
If no, why not?