Fox: McDaniels doesn't know our offense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Much has been made of the fact that Josh McDaniels, who coached Denver from 2009-2010, signed with New England over the weekend, less than a week before the Patriots host the Broncos in a playoff game Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Denver coach John Fox, though, doesn’t seemed worried that McDaniels, who was hired by the Pats away from his post as offensive coordinator with St. Louis after the Rams fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo following the regular-season finale, will be able to provide New England with any Broncos secrets.

“We change players and coaches a lot in this league. I think this is a lot about nothing,” said Fox during Tuesday’s conference call with the New England media.

Fox, who took over the reins in Denver this year, elaborated a little on his comments.

“I know Josh a little bit. It’s always better to be employed as coaches than unemployed. He doesn’t even know our offense. Our offense is completely different,” said Fox.

McDaniels served as Broncos head coach for 2009 and was fired after 12 games in the 2010 season. He was instrumental in drafting Tim Tebow in the first round of the 2010 draft.