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Tom Brady on K&C advocates for Josh McDaniels to stay in New England: ‘I would hate to lose him’

01.02.17 at 9:03 am ET
Tom Brady doesn't want Josh McDaniels to leave New England. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady doesn’t want Josh McDaniels to leave New England. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

With the regular season over and the Patriots on their bye week, this means head coaching interviews for Patriots’ coordinators.

There are six head coaching jobs available and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is at the top of the list.

According to multiple reports, McDaniels is set to interview with the Rams, Jaguars and 49ers this weekend.

Monday morning on Kirk & Callahan, Tom Brady advocated for McDaniels to stay with the Patriots, but understands the interest.

“I see why there is a lot of interest and there should be because I think he’s the best in the NFL,” Brady said. “Great coaches get opportunities and he’s fortunate to be in a position where he should get them because he’s earned it. I would hate to lose him, but I think it’s always aspirational for a coach because it’s great to lead a team, lead an organization.

“He’s been spectacular in every way for me. I could never be the player that I am without him and he challenges me every week. I have so much confidence in him as a coach and his abilities and the way he leads our offense. He’s spectacular and it would be tough to lose him. We certainly aren’t going to lose him in the next two weeks. Like I said, I hope he doesn’t for my own personal sake, but I can understand all those reasons why these other teams would want him to lead their organization.”

The quarterback discussed their relationship, noting he talks with McDaniels more than anyone else in his life.

“Every day, multiple, multiple times,” he said. “I mean we see eachother — I mean, it’s more than anyone else in my life. We’re talking football all week. Even on a day like this, there’s no rest for us this week. This is full on evaluation, self-scout, trying to get ahead on some of the opponents we might face, figuring out what we need to do better. This is a huge week to get ahead. This isn’t a bye week, so we have to try and figure out how we’re going to win a game in two weeks against an opponent right now who we don’t know who it is going to be.

“One way to do that is to focus on ourselves and then a guy like Josh, he and I are taking about those things all week, all the things we’ve done over the course of the season, what we need to do to accomplish some of the things that maybe teams have seen against us that they can try and exploit. We’re in constant communication about all those things. It’s daily and multiple times a day. He loves football and I love football. We have a lot in common in that sense.”


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