The Miami Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel for some key traits, but they’ve gone missing:
The traits I mentioned above are part of why the Miami Dolphins were interested in Mike McDaniel, but we all know the main reason he was hired was to fix Tua Tagovailoa. Tua was a broken player & McDaniel has helped him reach unimaginable heights.
But they have been short-lived.
Mike McDaniel found very early success in the passing game with the Dolphins, weapons like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle allowed him to design and operate schemes that are not possible to execute in most offenses.
And a QB as accurate as Tagovailoa allowed this combination to be deadly, but in the NFL everyone adjusts once they get a good amount of film on you. I spoke about how 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans cracked the code on McDaniel’s air raid offense, click here to check it out.
After Ryans cracked the code on McDaniel’s offense guess what everyone did? You guessed it, and it’s a copycat league after all so we shouldn’t be surprised.
Here is where good coaches are separated from great coaches, the million-dollar question: “How are you going to adjust?”
Well, the answer in both cases has been the same, just not adjusting at all and sinking with the ship instead of trying to save it by trying something different.
It’s quite an insane approach in my opinion, but what do I know they’re the ones getting paid the big dollars.