Skip to comments.Josh McDaniels' agent quits after being stunned by decision
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.
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What a mess.
I’m guessing Agent Bob LaMonte is upset he is now going to miss out on a big pay day.
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.
This is a bungee relationship
Those of us in Denver know that the Colts have dodged a bullet!
"Dude, whose life is it?"
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.
I wonder if someone assured Josh he will be Belichek’s successor - and gave him a projected retirement date.
Belicheck was terrible in Cleveland. Would the Pats have dodged a bullet if they hadn’t hired him 17 years ago?
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....")
“I wonder if someone assured Josh he will be Belicheks 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.
Most likely. Also - Belichick and Kraft get to sick it to the Colts.
That’s what I was thinking. He may be the heir apparent..............
Never try to be the man after The Man...
Sounds like a flake. I’d stay away. Remember he was the 1st choice of the 49ers.
hard to follow Bill....
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.
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.
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