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Fire up the what-if machine - Belichick blocked McD from

jcn56 : 1/11/2020 11:17 am
pushing up his interviews after the playoff loss, but let Judge go ahead with moving his up.

Think of the implications given McD was rumored to be a strong candidate in Carolina.
https://www.si.com/nfl/patriots/news/belichick-refused-mcdaniels-interviews - ( New Window )
LaCanfora  
Soundtrack : 1/11/2020 11:19 am : link
Believable if not for the source.
there are so many ways at looking at this  
gidiefor : Mod : 1/11/2020 11:22 am : link
depending on your level of paranoia
La Confora must have just seen Star Wars  
Ben in Tampa : 1/11/2020 11:24 am : link
That is some Emperor Palpatine level evil plotting
Belichick did us and Judge a favor  
Saquads26 : 1/11/2020 11:26 am : link
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RE: Belichick did us and Judge a favor  
Ivan15 : 1/11/2020 11:54 am : link
In comment 14773160 Saquads26 said:
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It is nice to think of BB that way, but it is hard to imagine that there isnít another motive.

Here is the ultimate. BB plans to leave the Pats in one or two years for the Giants Director of Football Operations and GM job. He doesnít want his first job to be finding a new coach so he picked the guy he wants to be there.
I think the motivating factor  
jcn56 : 1/11/2020 12:01 pm : link
was to keep McDaniels in NE, and done at Kraft's request. It's the side effects I find interesting. What if the Panthers had hired McDaniels? What if the Giants had another opportunity to speak with him?
wouldn't put it past him  
giants#1 : 1/11/2020 12:10 pm : link
but that's a pretty dick thing to do to McDaniels and if you're McDaniels, wouldn't you be pretty pissed about it, especially if you found one of those jobs appealing?
Apparently he wants the Cleveland Job  
ZogZerg : 1/11/2020 12:36 pm : link
He got the interview their. No big deal.

Oh right, plus, F Him.
The Giants interviewed McDaniels two years ago...  
Torrag : 1/11/2020 12:51 pm : link
and found no need to wait for his interview Wednesday but went ahead hiring Joe. That pretty much says it all as far as our interest.
JCN - what are the implications  
Jimmy Googs : 1/11/2020 12:53 pm : link
that you are referring to?
So what changed?  
02/03/2008 : 1/11/2020 12:53 pm : link
Last year they wanted to keep him as BBs successor and now theyíre willing to let him go?
If the inference is that we might have ended up with Rhule,  
Spider56 : 1/11/2020 1:09 pm : link
then I have another reason to love BB ...
Or maybe after the playoff loss, Belichick has  
CT Charlie : 1/11/2020 1:31 pm : link
different plans for the future. He may want to step down soon (within a couple of seasons) and Kraft really wants McDaniels to take over.
RE: JCN - what are the implications  
jcn56 : 1/11/2020 1:49 pm : link
In comment 14773230 Jimmy Googs said:
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that you are referring to?


The domino effect was the first thing I thought of - if Carolina spoke with McDaniels first, maybe the Giants get Rhule first and he never leaves the building. Maybe Carolina just hires McDaniels on the spot.

I like the Judge hire, just pointing out things might have been different if not for the Pats pulling strings. The fact that they let one coach interview and not the other is curious, with the simplest explanation likely being the right one, but you never know.
Reports were BB wants to let Brady go, but Kraft doesnt  
GloryDayz : 1/11/2020 2:28 pm : link
This contradicts La Canfora's premise...

If losing McDaniels makes it more likely for Brady to leaves, wouldnt BB want to make things easier for McDaniels, so he gets what he wants (Brady leaving)?
I think they just dont want McDaniels to leave  
GloryDayz : 1/11/2020 2:30 pm : link
Heir apparent...

RE: RE: Belichick did us and Judge a favor  
TMS : 1/11/2020 2:36 pm : link
In comment 14773191 Ivan15 said:
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In comment 14773160 Saquads26 said:

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It is nice to think of BB that way, but it is hard to imagine that there isnít another motive.

Here is the ultimate. BB plans to leave the Pats in one or two years for the Giants Director of Football Operations and GM job. He doesnít want his first job to be finding a new coach so he picked the guy he wants to be there.
. Love that kind of thinking and that scenario. Just like Parcells moved on. Good post
La Canfora is an unreliable reporter...  
Chris in Philly : 1/11/2020 2:42 pm : link
and McDaniels is a colossal toolbag. I have spoken.
RE: I think they just dont want McDaniels to leave  
TMS : 1/11/2020 2:44 pm : link
In comment 14773311 GloryDayz said:
[quote] Heir apparent... This makes sense. Kraft is no fool.
Kraft wants Brady back  
Motley Two : 1/11/2020 2:48 pm : link
McDaniels helps that
What happened to the pats front office guy  
ron mexico : 1/11/2020 2:52 pm : link
Who was supposed to be a hot commodity this off season.

Is he interviewing anywhere?
I think it boils down to this....  
Kev in Cali : 1/11/2020 2:55 pm : link
Brady stays = McD and BB stay
Brady gone = McD to Cleveland
Brady gone = BB to ???
RE: I think they just dont want McDaniels to leave  
NYDCBlue : 1/11/2020 3:40 pm : link
In comment 14773311 GloryDayz said:
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Heir apparent...


Agreed. And who said Belichick made any of these decisions anyway? You would absolutely at the minimum HAVE to get ownership to sign off on a move like this. So if true, this would have had to come from Kraft down.
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