I am on the McDaniels for OC train... OFFICIALLY.
Ok, he was WAY too young, and his resume was that he was a Patriots coach. Ok, this does not merit a HC position, and you know who else failed this way? Mangini.....
Nolan vs McDaniels, yes this was a bad pairing because Nolan was the servant to McDaniels' evil dictator like control of the entire team
Marshall vs McDaniels: well Marshall was more pissed off of the loyalty factor. McD wanted to bring in his own gu, and shipped Cutler off. Well you know what, Marshall should have been ticked off, because McDaniels really had no right to be doing that, nor common sense.
These factors are VERY irrelevant. If McD was brought in as a OC, he would be a servant to Sparano. McD would have no control over personnel decisions other than personal input. Hence, he would not be able to trade away our team because Ireland and Sparano are in charge. Nolan would not have to even deal with McD except in game-time situations. Nolans defense did this to set up McD's O this way, or vice-versa. Hell, they would have separate squads, and would be essentially equals, and Nolan's age, experience and product would have the bigger voice in the overall picture anyways, so I dont think this would even be an issue. Even Marshall should be happy, I mean look at the product Marshall got under McD. Orton made Marshall one of the top WRs in the NFL.... McD found ways to get his best weapon the ball, and if Marshall's antics show anything truth, he wants the ball, and McD gets it to him
McD and Henne. I think this would make Henne the QB we have been waiting to see. Its the truth! Henning has set Henne up to fail, and it's obvious. McD helped Brady to have the best statistical season ever. But what's the difference in Brady vs Henne. They had the same QB coach in college, same school, with McD they would have the same NFL OC. I mean, yes, Brady's body of work is a helluva lot better, but either way, McD made him "better" in his time with him, he can only make Henne better...... plus, McD would have a grudge to finish against the Patsies... remember, it was the Bronco Offense that beat Belichick last year, imagine McD's offense able to do it twice a year with Miami.
Either way, McD as OC is the RIGHT move. Parcells tree includes Belichick which includes McDaniels.....
McDaniels knows how to utilize personnel
McDaniels is young, ambitious, and a strong character
McDaniels could succeed....... right now, As a OC only!!
Anything over Henning would be an improvement
McDaniels knows the AFCE intimately (should have beaten the Jets this season, if not for that pass into call)
He's Hardnosed, no nonsense....and willing to cut 'losses' if necessary (unwisely though)
If he is willing to take an OC job, because thats all that will be available to him, he could be the perfect fit. With a top 5 defense ran by Mike Nolan, McDaniels would have the young squad that could be molded into a top 10 offense easily next season.
I say, bring him in!!! the sooner the better. Hell, maybe even this year, and we can even the series with the Patsies and play spoiler.