From courtship to film study, a pair of Patriots coordinators are familiar with making a smooth transition at this time of year. Pats offensive boss Josh McDaniels and defensive guru Matt Patricia were hot commodities during the bye weekend, as they combined to conduct five interviews for head coaching vacancies. McDaniels met with the Rams, 49ers and Jaguars, who last night gave the job to interim coach Doug Marrone. It’s the third time he went on the interview circuit since rejoining the Patriots during the 2011 postseason. McDaniels spoke with the Browns in 2014 and 49ers and Falcons in 2015. “It’s humbling,” he said. “It’s a privilege to have an opportunity to do any of those things. I feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to sit in front of those people, that they would listen to me and spend time with me. Just got to do the best you can to represent yourself, your team, your organization that you come from, your family as best you can, and all the rest of it will play out how it’s supposed to play out.” Patricia, who interviewed last year with the Browns, met with the Rams and Chargers.
Patriots notebook: Coordinators back at their jobs after a weekend of interviews
Boston Herald | Jan 10