Colts GM Chris Ballard sends message to Josh McDaniels, Patriots

"They say, would you consider staying if we did this?" But we saw it in Denver and we're seeing a slight glimpse right now that this guy is not cut out for leadership in the NFL. "It may be harder for them to trade and get things done".

"No way in hell anything like that would take place after you've already taken 2 interviews and go so far as to pick your assistant coaches". McDaniels clearly wasn't sold on the job, and now Indianapolis can find someone who will be.

Now knowing all of this it is not a shock at all that McDaniels had cold feet and made a decision to remain in a situation where he will have the greatest chance of succeeding.

"Thank ya'll", Ballard said.

Obviously you have the Stanford connection between Shaw and Luck, but we've seen the Colts try the "Bring Stanford to Luck" approach before when they hired former Cardinal offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton a few years back. Carson Wentz wet from average to an MVP candidate in a single season with Reich directing the offense and he would be a great choice.

Moreover, Pederson has lauded the impact Reich has had in terms of game-planning and play-calling. Instead, he chose to stay with in New England as the Patriots offensive coordinator. "But I feel just as badly for the two coaches who I don't know".

A press conference was even set for February 7, but then just hours later reports surfaced that he was not going to leave his best friend, but instead would return to sit side-by-side with Bill Belichick as his offensive coordinator once again.

A source told Sporting News that defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and defensive line coach Mike Phair remain bullish on their roles with the franchise no matter who is named the next head coach.

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When asked in Wednesday's podcast whether McDaniels had burned too many bridges to ever be offered another job, other than with the Patriots, McGinnis said his owns experience shows you can never say never in this business. He just wanted a better deal for him and his family. He was promoted to special teams coordinator in 2015.

Frazier, a member of the '85 Bears secondary, has almost 20 years of coaching experience in the National Football League, largely as a defensive coordinator. He went 21-32-1 in four seasons as Minnesota Vikings coach.

The Colts fired Chuck Pagano after a six-year tenure with the team. They say "here's more money" we'll make this really look good and damn them for deflategate. The Colts will be prudent when hiring their coach, especially after the first attempt went as poorly as it did.

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