They don't have Bill Belichick or Tom Brady, but the Detroit Lions are banking on the Patriots Way working for them.
Belichick famously doesn't believe in days off, but he might be taking one on Wednesday
CNBC, 5 Lessons Bill Belichick's New England Patriots Can Teach You About Leadership: After following this team for 15 years, there are five lessons from this organization that I continue to embrace in my daily life. Lesson #1: Do your job. But stay flexible enough to take on new jobs...
Marquis Flowers does not appreciate it when you call out his head coach
Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson ruffled some feathers in New England when he said his team has more fun than the Patriots, who live in fear of Bill Belichick. Now a former Patriot is hitting back. Tedy Bruschi, who played for the Patriots for 13 seasons, says he thoroughly enjoyed his time playing for Belichick. [more]
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels decided to remain with the team in part because head coach Bill Belichick plans to open the vault for his pupil. “Bill Belichick said to him, ‘I want you to be by my side. I am going to open my world to you,’” said Mike Reiss of ESPN.com last week. “‘Show you [more]
The 49ers have their franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, but it took some time to pry him away from the Patriots. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan told Albert Breer of SI.com that he approached New England coach Bill Belichick at last year’s Scouting Combine and asked about Garoppolo, only to have Belichick shut him down [more]
Earlier this week, I watched the ESPN documentary about the relationship between Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick, which is really good if you’re into that kind of thing. The contrast between Parcells’s effective emotional manipulation and Belichick’s quiet bluntness and ability to convince skeptical players — Lawrence Taylor says he urged Parcells not to make […]
The excellent ESPN documentary dubbed The Two Bills includes a moment in which Patriots coach Bill Belichick credits his former mentor, Bill Parcells, with teaching Belichick aspects of the head-coaching job that previously hadn’t been relevant to Belichick’s role as an assistant coach. Show More Summary
Belichick reportedly promised to “open [his] world” to McDaniels.
Bill Belichick wasn't sharing his secrets with anyone before the Super Bowl
Bill Belichick offered to teach McDaniels the ropes of team-building, among other new perks
The Patriots may indeed hire offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to replace coach Bill Belichick, whenever Belichick leaves. But that doesn’t mean that the Patriots have given McDaniels a firm commitment to promote him. As the football-following world learned very recently, the Rooney Rule does not prevent a team from making a firm, written, advance commitment [more]
He’s really messing up here. Josh McDaniels took one last trick from Bill Belichick, and snubbed the Indianapolis Colts after initially accepting their head coaching job. He’s been a great student to Belichick, really. The Colts nowShow More Summary
The Patriots didn’t make any announcements about agreeing to terms, but word over the last week or so was that Greg Schiano might be leaving Ohio State to join Bill Belichick’s coaching staff in New England. It appears that the Patriots will have to look elsewhere for an addition to their defensive coaching staff. Bruce [more]
Josh McDaniels spurned a team’s head coaching offer, just like his boss. But which jerk move stands out more? The Josh McDaniels era is over for the Indianapolis Colts. His time there as head coach will be (possibly) remembered mostly...Show More Summary
Josh McDaniels has served 14 seasons on Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots coaching staff, so one would assume he’s learned a lot from the guy. This was readily apparent Tuesday, when McDaniels changed his mind about taking the Indianapolis Colts’ head coaching job to remain the Patriots’ offensive coordinator, even though the Colts had announced […]
Bill Belichick is still the head coach of the New England Patriots, but we already know who his replacement will be once he either leaves, gets fired, or retires. About 13 hours ago, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels agreed to become the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. See below: BREAKING: Josh […]
So why did Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels decide to remain with the Patriots? It’s not because head coach Bill Belichick is retiring (he isn’t), and it’s not because the Patriots have promised to make McDaniels the successor to Belichick whenever he walks away (they haven’t). Ultimately, McDaniels simply decided to stay put. Some will [more]
Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England almost assuredly includes some sort of language that guarantees him the Patriots’ head coaching job when Bill Belichick decides to call it quits. Otherwise, why would the Patriots offensive coordinator spurn the Colts at the 12th hour and burn every bridge in the league, ruining any chance [more]