A day after it was reported that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to take the head coaching position with the Detroit Lions, it appears that New England's other coordinator, offensive wiz Josh McDaniels, is expected to leave for a head coaching gig of his own. 


The Tennessee Titans also created an opening on Monday, by parting ways with head coach Mike Mularkey. There was thought, prior to the season ending, that, if the Titans job became available, it would be at the top of McDaniels' list.

It appears, now though, that the Titans' delay in firing Mularkey, because of their rise to the divisional round of the postseason, has cost them a shot at McDaniels.

The Colts got into the McDaniels sweepstakes early on and have seemingly done enough to sway him to join their organization.

McDaniels, who left New England once before to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos, struggled in his first go-around. He is considered a much more polished and capable candidate, since returning to New England and refining his skills.