Is Josh McDaniel out of the running for the Cleveland Browns coaching job because the Patriots offensive coordinator is going to take over for Bill Belichick in a few years?
No way, says Gary Tanguay on Arbella Early Edition. "Bill Belichick has not intention of retiring in the next three to four years," Tanguay said.
Reports out of Cleveland say McDaniels withdrew because he was told by the Browns that he wasn't the leading candidate.
Rich Toucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub asks, "Would you take the Cleveland job?" Toucher notes that the Browns traded their running back at midseason and have all kinds of problems at quarterback, not to mention an owner who is under federal investigation.
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy wonders if some kind of Patriots succession plan might be keeping McDaniels in New England.
"There's only 30 of these jobs," Shaughnessy said. "If it's me, I'm taking it. Unless he's guarantee to succeed Belichick in a couple of years. To me, it does make you wonder."