That was evident in the past two Super Bowls and this season's AFC Championship Game, when the Patriots were hit with three different moments of adversity.
In the last week, McDaniels had further talks with the Colts leadership but it was all a formality, at least reportedly, to discuss the transition of leadership and how things would work out after the Super Bowl.
McDaniels won five Super Bowl titles with the Patriots beginning his National Football League career with the team back in 2001.
Longtime Colts Fox59 Colts reporter Mike Chappell reported early Monday that Indianapolis indeed was moving forward with McDaniels as its head coach, saying the Colts would be "royally pissed" if the two sides break the "unofficial" agreement in place.
While McDaniels has been reported to be in line to become the next Indianapolis Colts head coach, he also apparently never officially told the Patriots that he's leaving.
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"Sometimes", he said in the days leading up to Super Bowl LII, "I think failure is a great teacher". Don't forget, Andrew Luck is a quarterback who likes to throw the ball deep down the field.
The Colts announced the hiring on Tuesday morning.
McDaniels is said to have a handshake agreement in place with the Colts, but Florio feels "there's a odd vibe that has been floating around" regarding the 41-year-old's future plans. Louis Rams to be their offensive coordinator before returning to New England in 2012.
McDaniels will begin his second stint as a head coach. Luck's health will likely play a major factor in McDaniels' success in Indianapolis.
Some believe Belichick might walk away from the Patriots, but it sure doesn't seem like McDaniels would take the job if the Pats gig was about to become vacant.
Patricia's Lions will host the Patriots at Ford Field.