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Josh McDaniels addresses head-coaching rumors: 'I don’t really pay much attention to it'

Ryan Hannable
December 04, 2018 - 11:43 am

It is that time of year again where Josh McDaniels seemingly gets mentioned with every NFL head-coaching vacancy.

Right now, the Browns and Packers are teams that will be seeking a new head coach this offseason and McDaniels has been connected to both in recent days.

On a conference call Tuesday, McDaniels was asked about being rumored for head-coaching jobs once again, but he kept his focus in the now.

“I don’t really worry about the future and honestly, each week is a tremendous challenge and we try and stay in the moment and focus on the task at hand, which this week is obviously considerable considering we haven’t had a lot of success down there (Miami)," he said. "This is a big challenge for us. I didn’t do nearly well enough in my role and my job last year when we went down there in Miami, so there is a lot for us to look at and a great defense for us to go down there and face where they play extremely well at home. All the other stuff is just it is what it is. I don’t really pay much attention to it. Love what we do here in terms of working hard to try and come up with the best plan for our players each week and that is where my focus is going to remain.”

A follow-up was asked if he still wants to be a head coach in the future?

“If that is in the cards for me then that is great," he said. "I have said that before, but again I am not worried about that right now.”

McDaniels reportedly signed a five-year deal with the Patriots last offseason that has him being paid like a first-time head coach.

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