Cardinals submit requests to interview Patriots' Matt Patricia and Brian Flores

However, perhaps humbled and matured from his previous head coaching stint, McDaniels could theoretically be an improved coaching candidate from his younger years for the Colts.

The Patriots are on a bye week. That plan changed slightly once McAdoo and Reese left the picture, with interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo announcing Manning at MetLife Stadium against the Cowboys.

Patricia also has a background on both sides of the ball with the Patriots.

But even as reports circulate that multiple teams already submitted interview requests, the Patriots coordinators said Monday they haven't heard a thing.

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The New York Giants have already begun their coaching search in earnest under new general manager Dave Gettleman.

Patricia is also likely interviewing with the Lions and Giants, while many viewed Flores as being a potential Patricia replacement as Patriots defensive coordinator if he took a head coaching job.

Indianapolis is coming off of a very rough 2017 campaign which saw the struggling AFC South franchise win just four games without quarterback Andrew Luck, who sat the entire season out due to shoulder issues. Leading to such an opening, the Colts fired notably Chuck Pagano after six seasons on Sunday. And on Monday morning, a.k.a.

Schwartz, 51, coached the Detroit Lions for five seasons from 2009-13 before being fired.

McDaniels, 41, has been the Patriots' offensive coordinator since 2012.

McDaniels was the head coach for the Denver Broncos, finishing with an 11-17 record prior to his firing 12 games into his second season with the team.

As the National Football League coaching carousel picks up speed Monday with underperforming teams parting ways with their coaches, there's a ripple effect in New England. The move is the first in what many expect to be a home run head coaching hire.

Patricia gave a similar response.

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