Mike McDaniel had a perfect start to his head coaching career as the Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots to open their 2022 NFL season.
Their defense nearly shut down the Patriots’ offense, while Tua Tagovailoa and company did not commit a turnover.
Likewise, the zone run scheme McDaniel popularized while still with the San Francisco 49ers was in full effect for Miami.
As a former offensive coordinator, he will use his talent-laden offense to the full extent.
His creativity will open up schemes that defenses never saw coming.
But while his football intelligence is out of the question, McDaniel should improve his hygiene.
Mike McDaniel says, as an assistant coach, he used to be able to make it from Sunday to Wednesday without showering. He can't do that as a head coach.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 14, 2022
NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano tweeted, “Mike McDaniel says, as an assistant coach, he used to be able to make it from Sunday to Wednesday without showering. He can’t do that as a head coach.”
Perhaps that’s the reason his players gave him a beverage bath in the locker room.
He must have done much work to forget about cleaning his body.
He won’t be able to skip a day without showering, especially now that he is the center of attention.
After all, players, coaches, and executives will constantly come to him for meetings and chats.
Besides, it’s difficult to skip shower time under the intense Miami heat.
Dolphins Players Love McDaniel
Even before their season opener, Tagovailoa already gave McDaniel praise because he lets them raise their concerns and speak their mind.
If everything goes well, the Dolphins might finally break their five-year postseason drought and hopefully win their first playoff game since 2000.
But first, they must prepare for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 to go 2-0.