Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Josh McDaniels' agent quits after being stunned by decision
ESPN ^ | 2/7

Posted on 02/07/2018 1:21:54 PM PST by nickcarraway

Agent Bob LaMonte says he has terminated his relationship with Josh McDaniels in the wake of McDaniels' surprising decision to turn down the Indianapolis Colts' head-coaching job and remain the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

"My word is my bond," LaMonte told Sports Business Journal on Wednesday. "Once you break that, there's nothing left."

A source told ESPN's Dan Graziano that LaMonte was stunned Tuesday when McDaniels informed him that he would not accept the Colts job and instead would stay with the Patriots.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: newenglandpatriots
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-77 next last
I don't particularly care for McDaniels, but if this were my agent, I'd fire him. He's supposed to represent the interest of his clients. He's just admitted he doesn't do that and he colludes with teams.
1 posted on 02/07/2018 1:21:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

What a mess.


2 posted on 02/07/2018 1:23:36 PM PST by rdl6989
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I’m guessing Agent Bob LaMonte is upset he is now going to miss out on a big pay day.


3 posted on 02/07/2018 1:24:44 PM PST by Obadiah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Well, maybe McDaniels doesn’t feel he’s going to be needing an agent for a while.

Still, it’s obnoxious behavior on Josh’s part. I’m a Pats fan, but I still don’t approve of him hanging the Colts out to dry. Bad form.


4 posted on 02/07/2018 1:25:05 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

This is a bungee relationship


5 posted on 02/07/2018 1:25:08 PM PST by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Those of us in Denver know that the Colts have dodged a bullet!


6 posted on 02/07/2018 1:26:28 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
So some agent wants the guy to take a job because it's in his, the agent's interests?

"Dude, whose life is it?"

7 posted on 02/07/2018 1:27:29 PM PST by OKSooner (Joan Rivers, RIP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

The threatening to quit thing works once. Josh better be sure he wants to do this. Who the hell wants to be the post Brady coach.


8 posted on 02/07/2018 1:28:10 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I wonder if someone assured Josh he will be Belichek’s successor - and gave him a projected retirement date.


9 posted on 02/07/2018 1:29:03 PM PST by colorado tanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LittleSpotBlog

Belicheck was terrible in Cleveland. Would the Pats have dodged a bullet if they hadn’t hired him 17 years ago?


10 posted on 02/07/2018 1:29:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
He has moved his (young) family all over the country in the last ten years (Denver, Houston) and, apparently on further review did not want to uproot them again.

That, and Kraft upped his ante. Hey, it's a business - the Colts should know that better than anyone (remember how they left Baltimore in the dead of night?)

(Reminds me of the North Dallas Forty line by Nick Nolte: "I call it a game, you call it a business; I call it a business and you call it a game....")

11 posted on 02/07/2018 1:36:55 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

“I wonder if someone assured Josh he will be Belichek’s successor - and gave him a projected retirement date.”

That was my first thought.
Belichek has probably talked to the owner about retiring, they made Josh an offer too good to refuse.


12 posted on 02/07/2018 1:38:34 PM PST by oldvirginian ("The people built this country. And it is the people who are making America great again.” D TRUMP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

Most likely. Also - Belichick and Kraft get to sick it to the Colts.


13 posted on 02/07/2018 1:39:10 PM PST by CTyank
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

That’s what I was thinking. He may be the heir apparent..............


14 posted on 02/07/2018 1:39:20 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: LittleSpotBlog

AMEN!!!


15 posted on 02/07/2018 1:42:09 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

Never try to be the man after The Man...


16 posted on 02/07/2018 1:43:49 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45

Sounds like a flake. I’d stay away. Remember he was the 1st choice of the 49ers.


17 posted on 02/07/2018 1:45:33 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45
Never try to be the man after The Man...

hard to follow Bill....

18 posted on 02/07/2018 1:48:52 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73

It’s hard to combine family life with the demands of being a coach. If he’s got young children, I can understand not wanting to continually relocate.

I should mention too the lack of job security in coaching. They get hired and fired so often, and almost always need to move to another city to get the next job.


19 posted on 02/07/2018 1:49:28 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

He received a large raise to stay where he was. His job security is likely longer in NE than Indianapolis. The three other teams in the AFC South are good and trending upward. NE is with Miami, Buffalo, and NYJ who always peak at 9-7 or 10-6. His biggest risk is Kraft selling the team. Being the top dog isn’t always what is seems.


20 posted on 02/07/2018 1:51:40 PM PST by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-77 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson