Charlie Weis and Bill O’Brien poisoned the well for BB’s offensive coaches. McDaniels may eventually get his opportunity (and if he doesn’t, it’s because of his own failure in Denver and his handling of the Indy situation a few years back), but any future OCs would have to shine — the BB connection wouldn’t carry as much weight as, say, working under Andy Reid.Sure, but the Patriots kept having great success even while their former coaches failed elsewhere. If they tread water for a couple of years do you think proximity to Bill is going to be that strong of a factor to give guys consideration? If Josh leaves and they hire a new OC, will he get HC opportunities if he gets mediocre production out of mediocre talent? I don't think so.
Flores’s success in Miami is probably enough to keep BB’s reputation intact for the defensive guys, Matt Patricia and other failures notwithstanding.