Josh McDaniels is in New England because the Rams probably felt he wouldn't be a fit with "Jeff Fisher or any other candidates for the head-coaching position," left vacant when Steve Spagnuolo was fired at the end of the season.
ESPN's Mike Sando pointed out that ifthe Rams fired McDaniels,they would be responsible for part of his salary. But since the Patriots hired him from the Rams, the Patriots will pick up the check.
So, even though some people may think the deal reeks of injustice, it appears the two teams directly involved were acting in their own best interest.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for a dominant playoff performance, and the Atlanta Falcons ignored all those ghosts from the last half-century.
Next up: Super Bowl 51.
Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns in another MVP-worthy showing, while Jones shook off a toe injury to haul in nine catches for 180 yards and two scores, leading the Falcons to a 44-21 blowout of the storied Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship Sunday.
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You’ll never guess who the seventh-best quarterback* at Gillette Stadium was Sunday.
Via video posted on his Snapchat, 2014 Browns first-rounder Johnny Manziel, currently out of the league, attended the AFC Championship wearing a Tom Brady jersey.
Manziel was released by the Browns last March after two seasons and just eight starts. Had he played this season, he would have been suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
*He might have been eighth-best. Julian Edelman played quarterback in college. People forget that.