Report: McDaniels to rejoin Pats immediately

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Report: McDaniels to rejoin Pats immediately

It apparently didn't take the Patriots long to fill Bill O'Brien's shoes.
Josh McDaniels will return to the Patriots as an offensive assistant and work with the team through the playoffs, then become offensive coordinator again in 2012 according to an ESPN report Saturday morning."McDaniels likely will succeed O'Brien as the Patriots' offensive coordinator next season, but he was to begin working immediately for the Patriots this season, returning to the team he left in 2009 to take the Broncos' head coaching job, the source said," wrote Adam Schefter.O'Brien, who was named head coach at Penn State on Saturday, will remain with the Pats as offensive coordinator until they complete their season.
McDaniels served as a Patriots assistant from 2001-08, and was offensive coordinator from '05-'08. He left to become head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2009, but was fired just before the end of the 2010 season. He spent this season as offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.