Patriot assistants are hot coaching candidates

Both Josh McDaniels -- and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia -- have been among the hottest candidates for a head coaching gig this offseason. The 40-year-old McDaniels was previously a head coach for the Denver Broncos in 2009-2010.

After his first run as a head coach ended poorly, McDaniels eventually ended back up in New England, where the general attitude is that the talented offensive mind had taken strides in improving on the subtleties of the job that tripped him up in his first run as a head coach.

Fantasy Impact: 

A source said McDaniels could have three interviews this week while the Patriots are on a bye.

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