Since being being eliminated from the playoffs in the Wild Card round, multiple sources from teams that had requested interviews with McDaniels said Belichick would not relent to move up their window to speak with McDaniels in the immediate days following that defeat.
This left some scratching their heads, cause at the same time, Belichick was advocating that Judge take the Giants job, knowing that they couldn’t hire both him and McDaniels.
Teams that requested interviews with McDaniels at the time — the Browns, Giants, and Panthers.
Belichick would not allow McDaniels to meet the Panthers on Monday, the same day Judge was interviewing with the Giants; Baylor coach Matt Rhule met with the Panthers on Tuesday and was hired by Wednesday.
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