Josh McDaniels announced as new Colts coach ... and then stays with Patriots

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During a Wednesday news conference, Ballard described the system as "easy for young players to play because it's simple and it allows them to play fast and physical".

It's clear whatever was said in the reported meeting Tuesday between Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels as well as Robert and Jonathan Kraft was what ultimately changed McDaniels' mind in not accepting the Colts' head-coaching job.

After getting spurned by McDaniels, the Colts are likely in search of a candidate who is really committed to the job.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard showed up for a news conference Wednesday - just not the one he expected.

It seems that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will not be leaving the team after all.

It was a roller coaster ride over the last few days as speculation on whether or not McDaniels would be the Colts' new head coach was flying. The Colts might not even have Luck back next season, and they're scheduled to go on the road in Foxborough to face the Patriots.

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As of this time, the defensive coordinator position remains vacant, but it is easy to imagine that McDaniels will have some type of say in the decision on who to go with. I wish you the best of luck. "I've had them from the get go". When McDaniels told him he was staying in New England, LaMonte replied that McDaniels was "committing professional suicide", according to the source.

The Patriots and McDaniels' agent, Bob LaMont, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Belichick's reversal had the added element of it happening in front of reporters, and it quickly became famous for his hastily written resignation letter, which was reported to have said simply, "I resign as the HC of the NYJ".

"Just because you're the first choice doesn't mean you're the right choice".

He will potentially travel to Indianapolis late this month for the annual NFL Scouting Combine. He also admitted the Colts announced the hiring of McDaniels on Tuesday because of his confidence that the two sides had finalized their arrangement. "There's a lot of good assistant coaches out there".