Josh McDaniels on Rams' job: 'My attention is going to stay right here' with Patriots

Mike Petraglia
December 13, 2016 - 6:55 am

[caption id="attachment_94968" align="alignright" width="150"]Josh McDaniels Josh McDaniels[/caption] Josh McDaniels is fully aware that the Rams are looking for a new head coach. But on Tuesday, when asked about a report Monday that the Rams were going to pursue their one-time offensive coordinator, McDaniels said his mind isn't on the Rams but rather the Broncos, the team the Patriots play on Sunday in Denver. "I've already spoken my piece on that," McDaniels said, referring to his comments of two weeks ago when he denied a report that he was just biding his time in New England before taking over for Bill Belichick. "I have a short week to get ready for a great opponent, and I'm focused on the Broncos." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora already mentioned the Rams will likely seek an interview with McDaniels during the eventual Patriots' bye week during Wild Card weekend. Would McDaniels consider taking over for Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles? "I know there's a lot of things going on out there but my focus and my attention is going to stay right here in the building on the team that we have to get ready for and how we can prepare our team to play the best it can on Sunday," McDaniels said. McDaniels was the Rams' offensive coordinator in 2011 before leaving at the end of the season to become an offensive consultant for the Patriots in their playoff run to Super Bowl XLVI. While Jeff Fisher was not the Rams coach in 2011, the owner, Stan Kroenke, remains the same.