Josh McDaniels to interview with Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh McDaniels is a sexy name in the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach search and he will be one of the candidates meeting with the team.
It hasn’t been a head coach since 2010 when he was dismissed by the Denver Broncos early in the season. His overall record in that stint was just 11-17 and he didn’t last two full seasons.
McDaniels’ ability to catch on with the New England Patriots again as offensive coordinator since 2012 often enables people to look past his poor showing in Denver. His reunion with Bill Belichick has been successful, leading to four more top-10 offenses over five seasons (to go with two more in his three-year stint in New England before).
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, this is critically important. Blake Bortles and the offense desperately need some new direction and a spark. McDaniels’ history with the electric Patriots offense is a great indicator that he knows how to run a top-flight unit.
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With the news that McDaniels has a scheduled interview with the Jags, those hoping for an offensive renaissance can rest easy knowing the firm running the search is strongly considering an offensive-minded head coach. McDaniels may not be a perfect head coaching candidate but he is a promising candidate and one that deserves serious consideration.
The ability to bring in someone like McDaniels is a great indication that the Jags have some pull as a top destination. The team is in turmoil but the foundation is laid and it’s possible that the young talent on the roster can draw an inventive coach like McDaniels down to Jacksonville.
Hopefully the news of the McDaniels visit will be followed by other bigger names in the search as well.