Josh McDaniels, fresh off one season as the Rams' offensive coordinator, is returning to New England just in time to lend a helping hand as the Patriots prepare to face the Broncosin Saturday's AFC Divisional Playoff.
That would be the same Broncos who fired McDaniels as their coach in 2010. To which former NFL coach Dennis Green can only scratch his head and wonder how this is allowed to happen.
"I can't understand the league not picking up the phone," Green said Monday on "The Coaches Podcast", "and calling and saying, 'I just read in the paper that you say Josh McDaniels is going to be in your stadium that day working with your staff?' No. Simple no. For the simple reason of how can a guy work for one team during the season and, just because the season's over, go work for another team during the same season?
Simple: It's within the rules. With offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien set to leave for Penn State (but remain through the playoffs) and McDaniels accepting the Patriots' offer to fill the position, McDaniels can start working for the team immediately.