Breer: McDaniels 'likely' going to 49ers; Patricia may not get offer

Breer: McDaniels 'likely' going to 49ers; Patricia may not get offer

One will go, one will stay.

If MMQB.com's Albert Breer is correct, that's what's likely to happen with the two Patriots coordinators. He believes Josh McDaniels has a 'fantastic' shot at being named coach of the 49ers, but doesn't think Matt Patricia will get an offer from the Chargers.

Those are the two jobs Breer believes will still be open after today, as he believes "there's a pretty decent possibility the Bills hire Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott today, there's a good possibility the Broncos hire Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph today, and I think there's a good chance the Rams hire Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay today." With Jacksonville already having hired Doug Morrone, "[that] would leave San Francisco and San Diego."

"I think Josh has got a fantastic shot [at the 49ers' job]," Breer told Gary Tanguay on Patriots Wednesday Live. "And I've said this before, I think that's Josh's pick, too . . . Of the [three teams he interviewed with], I think that was the one he preferred. Because you don't have a sitting GM, like you have in L.A. and like you have in Jacksonville. And it doesn't matter what you think of the quarterback. You're going to be able to go and pick your own. Whereas if you go to Jacksonville, you got to live with Blake Bortles. If you go to L.A., you got to live with Jared Goff. 

"I think Josh can look at that San Francisco situation and say, 'I'm coming in with my own GM, I get to pick my own quarterback, and this is a situation where there aren't bad contracts that I can't get out of.' In essense, San Francisco's like an expansion team. So that's why I think Josh preferred the San Francisco job over the Jacksonville job, over the Los Angeles job, from the start. 

"That's why I think the likelihood is that he winds up there."

Patricia interviewed with the Chargers and Rams, but Breer doesn't think he'll get an offer.

"San Diego ran analystics before they [interviewed candidates] and their analytics showed that you've got a much better shot if you're hiring a guy that's got head-coaching experience," he said, later adding: "The other criteria is that you have a willingness to keep their offensive staff. They like their offensive staff . . . And that would [lead] you to believe that Mike Smith, the former Falcons coach, the current Bucs defensive coordinator, would be the front-runner there."

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.

Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen

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Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen

Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape. 

OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.

@tombrady always fighting for that extra yard. 😂😂 #TBAsiaTour #IWILL

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The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.

Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent. 

Arigatōgozaimashita 🇯🇵🙏

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Brady vs Brady #therecanonlybeone 🏆

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