As the coach that drafted Tim Tebow and worked with a number of other players on the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniels obviously knows quite a bit about the New England Patriots' playoff opponent. McDaniels was recently brought back to the Patriots' staff by Bill Belichick, and though he will be working on the offensive side of the ball, he should be able to provide Belichick with plenty of information about Tebow and co. for the Patriots' defensive gameplan.
Tom Brady believes that McDaniels has some inside information that can help the Pats, but that Belichick already had a plan in mind to stop Tebow and the Broncos.
He obviously has some inside information on that team and those players, as he coached them. I haven't seen Josh yet, so I really don't know. I think coach Belichick has a pretty good idea of what he's going to want Josh to do. I talked to Josh briefly but I really haven't had a chance to sit down with him. He's a great coach and we're lucky to have him. I'm excited to get back to work with him. How that plays into this week, we'll see. We'll try to figure that out here in the next five or six days.
The Patriots' defense has been decimated by injuries and is not as formidable as they have been in past seasons, but it would still be surprising if Tebow was able to duplicate the success he had in the Wild Card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers.