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Ramsey blog: Here's why Josh McDaniels, a true Patriot, rejected Colts

February 7, 2018 Updated: February 8, 2018 at 8:44 am
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels encourages players during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. With six vacancies around the NFL, head coach candidates are being carted around the country for interviews. The hot prospects, unsurprisingly, are in New England with assistants Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia topping the list. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Why did Josh McDaniels reject the Indianapolis Colts after agreeing weeks ago to become the head coach of the Colts?

Easy answer, really.

McDaniels is a true New England Patriot and a true follower of head coach/grumpiest-man-on-earth Bill Belichick.

Remember when Belichick defied and betrayed his mentor Bill Parcells? Belichick was under contract to coach the New York Jets for the 2000 season, but Belichick decided he wanted to coach the Patriots. Parcells had nurtured Belichick's career. Parcells had groomed Belichick to become a head coach.

Didn't matter. Belichick bolted anyway.

Why? Because Belichick believes, strongly, in doing what is best for Belichick. That's his way. That's the Patriot way. Me first. You second.

McDaniels had wooed assistant coaches. McDaniels had clearly said he would coach the Colts.

Didn't matter. McDaniels bolted back to the Patriots.

Why? McDaniels is really, really into what's best for McDaniels.

Me first. You second. The Patriot Way.

Of course, the Colts will likely come out ahead in all this. In Colorado, we know all about McDaniels and his goofy, arrogant ways. He arrived on The Front Range as The  Boy Wonder.

Didn't take long for us to figure out he's really The Boy Blunder.

One last thing: As McDaniels returns to the Patriots dynasty, he has a superb chance to direct the offense of yet another Super Bowl champ.

But he better hope he follows Belichick as Patriots head coach.

No other NFL team will hire him. Not after his classless abandonment of the Colts.

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