The Miami Dolphins made tight end Mike Gesicki available to the media yesterday following the team’s minicamp and he was in good spirits.
Initially, Gesicki fielded questions about Tua Tagovailoa and how he was handling adversity. You can read some of what he said, here. Once the questions turned towards Gesicki himself, it appeared that the Dolphins top tight-end decided to have a little fun with the media asking questions, and some of his answers were simply brilliant.
When asked about trade rumors, presumably about Tua, Gesicki asked if the reporter was trying to get “clicks right now? Trying to get me to say something stupid…” The reporter followed up with “I’ll pay your fine if you want though.” Gesicki then replied, “You’ll pay may fine if I dunk it in the goalpost, too?” He then laughed.
The reporter said it would take him a little while to pay it.
Later, Gesicki was asked about the Dolphins drafting another tight end and if they were going to run a “five-tight end set?” Gesicki’s reply?
"“Well, yes. We’re actually – all the tight ends are pitching in. We’re going to give some of our salary to the OCs and they’re going to get us all on the field at the same time, so it’s going to be truly special. Durham (Smythe) might get a snap in at running back, so it’s going to be good. You probably don’t want to see him carry the ball from the backfield, but for pure enjoyment, it would be good. (laughter)” – Miami Dolphins released transcripts."
Afterward, Gesicki was asked about the NFLPA asking that players not attend camps. Gesicki said that the “minicamp is mandatory” Then said he didn’t have the funds to give back to the organization. “They also give out free food in the facility, so I’ll be coming for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Followed by more laughter. It’s really a special place. We’ve got waters and Gatorade in the fridge, snacks in the weight room. It’s a nice place to be. Happy to be here.” – Gesicki via MiamiDolphins.com
The next question, Gesicki kept it going. He was asked if the other players were of the same mind to which he naturally replied, “Yeah, I think a lot of the guys like the food here. It tastes good.” He said as far as the players that were not there, “Maybe they get some good food out there wherever they are at…” Brilliant!
Finally, he was asked about how he felt about the drafting of Hunter Long. Keeping with his good spirits, he replied, “I haven’t talked to Hunter (Long) since he’s been here. Like I’ve got no interest in it.” He then laughed and said that he is a good kid and they are getting to know him. He said he is happy with the addition. “Good player, good kid, smart kid and I think he can just add another element to our offense. If you know anything about the tight-end brotherhood, we’re all happy for each other.”
Honestly, Gesicki is one of my favorite players on the roster and I hope he gets extended so maybe he won’t feel he has to eat at the training facility but I can tell you this, from someone who has eaten from the training facility, he is right. It is REALLY good!