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Josh McDaniels explains sideline outburst vs. Jaguars

Ryan Hannable
September 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Sunday wasn't the best day for the Patriots offense and early on in the game CBS cameras caught Josh McDaniels voicing his frustrations to the entire unit on the sidelines.

McDaniels gathered the team together after the third series of the game and was very animated, which is pretty unusual to see. 

Speaking on a conference call Tuesday, McDaniels explained what happened.

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“Look, that’s my responsibility. Our overall performance, I feel like that is what my job is," McDaniels said. "I didn’t do a good enough job. Obviously on Sunday we didn’t score enough points, didn’t produce enough first downs, didn’t control the game at all. We weren’t playing as well as any of us would like at that point in the day. I think part of coaching is understanding there’s times where you do things quietly and maybe pull somebody to the side, and then there is other times where you try and create a spark and what have you — just refocus on the things that are really important. That was really all I was doing.

"I don’t do that a lot. I don’t want to do it a lot, and our guys are great about making sure nobody needs to do that a lot. Just a one-time situation I think. You want to try and refocus on the things that are important and see if we can go out there and play a little better.”                              

The Patriots offense will look to bounce-back this week against the Lions on the road.

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