The Colts should have learned from the Dave McGinnis, Chicago Bears debacle
If you haven’t heard by now, Josh McDaniels has spurned the Indianapolis Colts and will remain the offensive coordinator for the Patriots.
In 1999, the Bears announced that they had hired Dave McGinnis as their next head coach. One problem: McGinnis hadn’t signed the contract the Bears gave him. And as McGinnis, his wife and his agent sat in a Chicago hotel room looking over the contract, the breaking news that he was the Bears’ next head coach came on the TV. McGinnis was none too pleased that the Bears put out the announcement before he signed, didn’t like the terms of the contract, and walked away.
Very similar to the Colts and Josh McDaniels situation.
McDaniels never signed a contract with the Colts, never put out a public statement saying he would be the next Colts head coach, and repeatedly refused to answer reporters when they asked him if he’d coach the Colts. So why did the Colts put out the announcement?
Maybe to pressure him to take the job? Or maybe Jim Irsay found his way into his pill cabinet again? Who knows. All we do know is the Colts are looking for a new head coach and it won’t be Josh McDaniels taking the job.
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