I'm late to this party obviously, but I maintain McDaniels is nothing but a dunce, maintain aka always thoughtbsince before he was almost a Colt. The Lane Kiffin of this decade. If he has any similarities with anybody else it's Eric Mangini, another little worm whose name came up because he was in a room with Bill Belichik.
Now regardless of how much better off the Colts are in the longrun because of this, there's obviously the immediate stigma of a hand picked coach saying no. Luck obviously has his own opinion of it I'm sure.
Frank Reich would be a good hire to build a team with imo. He knows all about walking up and down a sideline without immediate results but he doesn't know what quit means. Schwartz doesn't get the credit he deserves IMO. He would whip them right back into a contender but there's always the possibility of the trash talking starting then...yeah. But those are 2 favorites of mine, 1 from each end of the philosophical spectrum.