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."

Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

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Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

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PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of MMQB.com on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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