The firing of former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been a long time coming. After a disastrous stint as head coach of the Denver Broncos, McDaniels was brought back to New England in 2012 and has stayed in the organization ever since, but it appears his time has finally come to an end.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, players and coaches ripped into McDaniels in a team meeting before his eventual firing, which may have been the final nail in the coffin for the controversial coach. This isn’t the first time McDaniels has been in hot water, as he was famously fired from the Denver Broncos in 2010 after an abysmal 11-17 record.
McDaniels was also known for making questionable decisions in the draft, trading away several high picks and signing several free agents that didn’t pan out. As a result of his poor judgement, the Patriots have failed to make the playoffs in three out of the last four years, which may have been the final straw that broke the camel’s back.
Sports betting enthusiasts may have seen this coming a mile away, as McDaniels’ tenure in New England had been on the decline for some time. His inability to get the Patriots back to their winning ways, coupled with his repeated poor decisions, was a recipe for disaster that bettors couldn’t ignore.
It’s been a wild ride for Josh McDaniels, and his tenure with the Patriots is now officially over. The team is now searching for a new offensive coordinator, and you can bet the Patriots will be looking for someone who can bring the team back to its winning ways. With the right leader, the Patriots could be back in the playoff picture in no time, and that’s something bettors should keep an eye on if they’re looking to make a quick buck in the sports betting hell.