Mike McDaniel has skyrocketed up the Miami Dolphins fanbase wish list and on Saturday, he did nothing to hurt his resume.
McDaniel is only 35 years old and has a very solid grasp of an offensive system. The problem is he doesn’t call the plays in San Francisco and that could be a problem, especially if he comes to Miami expecting to be both the OC and the play caller.
It is easy to like McDaniel given his personality and the respect he has from the players but can he mold a new team? Can he earn the same respect he has in San Francisco in Miami? A team who doesn’t have a Kyle Shannahan coaching them. In Miami it will be starting over and that might not be ideal for a guy that many outside of the 49ers might know.
McDaniel has been the OC in San Francisco for one season and that too should be a little worrisome but he has NFL experience coaching in the league since 2005. He has been an offensive assistant and coached WRs as well as being the 49ers run game coordinator last year. But is he ready to take the next step?