Mike McDaniel makes his debut as Miami Dolphins head coach – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Mike McDaniel made his Dolphins debut Thursday morning.
South Florida got a chance to hear from the head coach for the first time since taking over.
The fun and energetic 38-year-old has a dry sense of humor that he hopes translates to younger Miami Dolphins players.
He hopes to build the team to win their first playoff game in over 20 years.
McDaniel is now the Miami Dolphins’ 14th head coach.
He brings his football style to the 305.
“Miami Dolphins football is about passion, energy. You should be able to turn on the TV and know who the team is, even if the color is distorted, by the energy with which they play, by the way which they link, things that you just work and link together,” Mc Daniel said. “It’s a team sport and we’re going to play as a team and I promise you, we’ll feel it.
Steven Ross said McDaniel was his man from the start, however, there is still a cloud hanging over the team.
Former head coach Brian Flores alleges Ross is guilty of tanking and tampering in a class action lawsuit filed last week in New York.
McDaniel was asked at the press conference about the impact of the impending trial on his decision to take the job.
“I can honestly say that there were absolutely no red flags,” he said, “and the reason for that was that I was coming into an organization with a boss that I don’t think people give him Steven Ross, there’s no prize too high for him to win The city of Miami is so lucky to have an owner, whether he’s right, wrong, or indifferent, whatever winning is what he’s interested in. As a coach, that’s literally all you’re looking for.
Ross and general manager Chris Grier spoke at the conference and introduced McDaniel, but were unavailable to comment on the lawsuit.
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