Earlier this week, the Patriots named former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels their new assistant coach for the playoffs. McDaniels, of course, was the Pats O-coordinator back in 2008 before skipping town to take the head coaching gig in Denver. He's also the man responsible for drafting Tim Tebow with the No. 25 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. So, understandably, Tom Brady is excited to have him back in his corner, if for no other reason than that Brady says McDaniels has "inside information" on Tebow and the Broncos.

"He obviously has some inside information on that team and those players, as he coached them," Brady said on Boston radio station WEEI recently. "I haven't seen Josh yet, so I really don't know. I think coach [Bill] Belichick has a pretty good idea of what he's going to want Josh to do. I talked to Josh briefly but I really haven't had a chance to sit down with him. He's a great coach and we're lucky to have him. I'm excited to get back to work with him. How that plays into this week, we'll see. We'll try to figure that out here in the next five or six days."

The last time the Patriots had "inside info" on somebody, Belichick got fined $500,000, the Pats organization got docked $250,000, and the team lost a first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. So, let's hope this isn't anything like that. Then again, how much insight do you really need to know that, in order to beat the Broncos, you need to stop the run and put up a shitload of points? Hey, Pats: How 'bout if you hire us to come and coach on Saturday night? We've got all the info you need. Just sayin'...

[via Pro Football Talk]

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