While it isn’t surprising, it’s nice to hear Tom Brady talk highly of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan.
Tom Brady said, “He and I are extremely comfortable with one another. He’s a great coach. I love being coached by him. He comes prepared every single day. He’s always got something new to add to us. He brings a lot of energy to our offense. He’s a great coach.”
He also added that former offensive coordinator and current Penn State Nittany Lions coach Bill O’Brien have similar coaching styles and “the same playbook”. McDaniels is one of the brightest offensive coordinators in the game, and I honestly think that Matt Cassel needs to owe a lot of his success- most of it, in fact- to the offensive scheme employed by McDaniels in 2008. The players around him were also pretty good too.
He may have been a horrible coach with the Denver Broncos- that might be more of an understatement than the “pretty good” remark above- but he’s the perfect coach to lead a high-powered passing attack and is an excellent OC. O’Brien is also a great coach and is doing well amidst turmoil at PSU, and it’s tough to say who is better. McDaniels seems better with the X’s and O’s, while O’Brien is the better motivator. It’s great to hear that Brady loves working with McDaniels, and hopefully the offensive line can get healthy to protect Brady. I mean, I cringe every time he’s out there with the inexperienced line that he currently has in front of him in the preseason; they aren’t keeping his jersey clean.