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McDaniels speaks after reporter shows up at house

By The Sports Xchange
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prior to a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 10. Photo by Matthew Healey/ UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/f5b05a2c821cb54b8c4a15c1d7c660d5/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prior to a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 10. Photo by Matthew Healey/ UPI | License Photo

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has kept a low profile since jilting the Indianapolis Colts for their vacant heading coaching position earlier this week.

McDaniels, however, found himself in the midst of an impromptu interview after an NBC10 Boston-area reporter knocked on the front door of his Westwood (Mass.) home.

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"I love Patriot Nation," McDaniels said on Wednesday when asked for a comment.

The reporter attempted to ask a follow-up question before McDaniels put an end to the conversation.

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"No, I'm not going to do any comments. Thank you," he said, although he added that "I'm fine" when asked how he was feeling.

While McDaniels didn't have much to say on the topic, many others have -- including former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and ex-New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis.

"I can tell you there is NO excuse big enough to justify this," Dungy wrote on Twitter of McDaniels' decision to spurn the Colts in the 11th hour. "It's one thing to go back on your word to an organization. But having assistant coaches leave jobs to go with you then leave them out to dry is indefensible. For COMFORT??"

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Weis was pretty clear with his assessment if McDaniels failed to receive a commitment from the Patriots.

"If he's not (the Patriots' next coach), then that would've been the absolute dumbest move in the history of sports," Weis said on SiriusXM.

Multiple outlets have reported that the Patriots haven't promised McDaniels their head coaching position when Bill Belichick opts to leave.

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