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Pats-Broncos II: Tebow on Josh McDaniels

Earlier Tuesday we explained why New England Patriots assistant and former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels cannot lose this week. He is trying to help the Patriots win their first playoff game in four years, while facing a team he put together and was ultimately fired for.

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow was McDaniels' most controversial pick. Yet, this playoff run by Denver is vindicating McDaniels.

Earlier Tuesday, Tebow spoke on a conference call with Boston reporters about facing McDaniels, who was one of the few people who believed Tebow could be a starting NFL quarterback.

"I wish him nothing but the best. I'm happy for him and his new situation. I want to congratulate him. It's not about that. It's about the Broncos versus the Patriots and it's about us going into a hostile environment and trying to play a good game and playing a great team and playing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick — one of the teams that I watched over the last 12 years growing up. It's exciting, it's exciting for me because it's the next round of the playoffs, it's a big game, it's playing one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, one of the best coaches of all-time and playing in a big game. It's very exciting."