Speculation is that McDaniels may already have a job offer so they're grooming Daboll to replace him at OC the same way they brought McDaniels in early to replace Bill O'Brien.
As for the usual blathering about the "Patriot Way", your tears of hatred are tasty. The "Patriot Way" is varying and debatable degrees of Kraft, Belichick, and Brady. It was never about ***** or Cassel or Crennel or McDaniels or any of the rest of the dingleberries. It's not our
fault you signed ***** or traded for Cassel.
And say what you want about Belichick, but he's built 12 years' worth of winning teams AROUND Tom Brady (because, as we've seen with Peyton, and Marino, and Montana in his later years, one QB does not make a team). From '01 to '12, in those 12 years: 10 playoff appearances, 10 division wins, 5 SB appearances, 3 SB wins, not a single .500 or losing season, total regular season record of 146-46. I don't think it would be that good without Brady but, since he's rebuilt the roster a good five times now, it's clear that Belichick would be good enough to build a winner (e.g. going 11-5 with Cassel).