COMMENTARY | Bill Belichick is without a doubt one of the top coaches in NFL history. His constant success with the New England Patriots is amazing, as he has his team in the championship hunt almost every year. Along with Tom Brady, Belichick is one of the few constants within the New England organization.
When you're this successful as a coach, there are certain challenges that arise. Your assistant coaches start to look very attractive to other teams, and the opportunity to leave an assistant position for a head coaching job is sometimes too big to deny. This can lead to a large amount of turnover within the coaching staff.
The New England Patriots are no exception.
Recently, the Cleveland Browns were in the market for a new head coach. The seemingly dysfunctional franchise had some trouble finding their man, and we all wondered how long the search would take. According to a report, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels expressed serious interest in the job, even after pulling out of the race at one point.
Of course, McDaniels didn't get his wish, as he's still with the Patriots.
While serving as offensive coordinator for the Patriots certainly isn't a bad gig, it's hard to say no to any head coaching job. The Browns aren't the best team around, but the ability to showcase your skills as the leader of the team is something that many coordinators strive for.
This shouldn't bother anyone within the New England organization, but it's interesting to see that McDaniels clearly wants a head coaching job somewhere. If this interest doesn't fade away, it's tough to believe that he won't land somewhere else as a head coach.
In the end, maybe not getting the job is good for McDaniels. Do you really want to coach the Cleveland Browns anyway?
Mark lives in the Boston area and has been covering New England sports for various blogs over the past 4 years. He has been featured on Fox Sports Yardbarker, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated "Hot Clicks", and has been published on Celtics 24/7, Bleacher Report, and Sports-Kings.
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