Josh McDaniels isn't proud of how he handled Colts situation last year

Ryan Hannable
January 29, 2019 - 8:19 am
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ATLANTA -- Last year at this time it seemed like a sure thing Josh McDaniels would be the next coach of the Colts.

A year later, he's still in New England.

McDaniels left the Colts at the altar as he backed out of the job the day after the Super Bowl, and also the day before he was supposed to be officially introduced.

Speaking Monday at Super Bowl Opening Night, McDaniels reflected on what happened and admitted he wasn't proud of how it went down.

“It’s a lot that goes into it,” McDaniels said to reporters. “I think at the end of the day you have to make the best decision for yourself and your family. I’ve said this a number of times: The timing of all that stuff was not. ... I wasn’t proud of any of that stuff.

“Really happy for their success in Indianapolis this year and a significant amount of respect for those guys and excited they had a good year, the year that they had, and a very, very bright future.”

The Patriots offensive coordinator interviewed with the Packers for their head-coaching vacancy earlier this month, but it was his only interview.

McDaniels still said he has a desire to be a head coach again and he cannot control how teams view him after what happened last year.

“I can’t control [it],” McDaniels said. “I can only control what I do. It’s been a year. I think everybody has moved forward from that, and the decisions that are made are made, and there are a lot of things that go into those. I have a lot of things that are important in my life. If I have the chance to do that, I would love to, but I’m also supremely fortunate and really privileged to work for our organization and continue to try to do my best here at this place and compete on Sunday and do what I can do to help our team win.”

McDaniels is just 42 years old, so there's still plenty of time for him to get his chance.

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