New Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has given an perception into his pondering of changing into a head coach.
The 38-year-old spent a number of years within the NFL as an offensive assistant for a number of groups, offensive run recreation coordinator for the 49ers, and the crew’s offensive coordinator final season.
McDaniel was a visitor on The Pat McAfee Present and detailed how he noticed all his colleagues get head teaching positions and never him. His mindset was to be prepared for the possibility when it got here.
“So, it is at all times been on my thoughts, as a result of I knew one in a method, form or type. If I bought the op (alternative to be head coach), the worst factor on the planet can be to not be prepared for it. So that will be one thing I would not be capable to stay with and earlier than you are bold to do it, after which guys that you simply’re working with begin getting them. And so it was simply vital to me to concentrate to what was in entrance of me.”
The brand new Dolphins head coach continued by saying that he was targeted solely on his job, however on the identical time, placing himself in different folks’s footwear who had gotten head teaching roles. He additionally said that he stopped worrying about what he couldn’t management as time glided by.
“So wish to witness it (others get head teaching roles), as a result of there’s a number of instances you will get it. Simply get caught up in your personal job and stuff. And it’s important to do a superb job to progress in your profession. So that you’re targeted in your job, however I used to be simply doing my job whereas additionally paying consideration, placing myself of their footwear. However that goes over time.
“Until I wish to go loopy and take into consideration the flawed stuff that you simply go. It is arduous sufficient if you concentrate on what you possibly can’t management for in the future that may set you twisted. If I am fearful about what I can not management over eight years. I shall be completely insane. And in order that sooner or later, I simply stopped fascinated with it.”
McDaniel takes over Dolphins crew on the up
The primary time head coach is taking up a crew that ended final season in a extreme run of type, successful eight out of their earlier 9 video games to overlook out on a playoff spot narrowly. The Dolphins did begin the yr 1-7 with Tagovailoa struggling earlier than discovering type in direction of the top of the season.
With a protection that proved to be a severe unit at instances final season (5 instances retaining groups to 10 factors or below) and an offense that bought higher the longer the yr went with Tua Tagovailoa, there’s a lot to love about Miami heading into subsequent season.
With a superb working recreation led by Duke Johnson and Phillip Lindsay and different weapons in Mike Gesicki, Jaylen Waddle, and DeVante Parker, the Dolphins have some severe expertise to construct round.
There’ll little question be adjustments from a scheme standpoint below McDaniel, and with the 38-year-old lastly getting the pinnacle teaching job he craved, now could be the time to point out the Dolphins followers that he’s the person to steer them again to their glory days.