The speculation and interviews continue.
There's a report in today's *Boston Globe *that the Denver Broncos are seeking permission to speak with Patriots offensive coordinator **Josh McDaniels **about becoming their new head coach.
The Denver Post, in a story about other Broncos coaching candidates, also mentions McDaniels' name.
Meanwhile, it's looking more and more like Cleveland is very interested in making Pats personnel boss **Scott Pioli **their new GM, according to the Boston Herald.
However, the Kansas City Chiefs are also vying for Pioli's services, as noted in a KC blog.
The *Cleveland Plain Dealer *says the Pioli deal in Cleveland could hinge on a former Patriots assistant who's now out of work.
Back here in Foxborough, meantime, a source has told people around the NFL that New England is likely to apply the franchise tag to QB **Matt Cassel**.