The Miami Dolphins organization officially hired Miami former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel. Since Sunday, McDaniel is now the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Since the Dolphins fired Brian Flores on Jan. 10th, the team was on a month-long search for their new head coach. One of the other finalists was Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, but the team hired McDaniel. He is 38 years old and even though he spent 15 seasons in the NFL and two in the UFL, this is his first head coaching job at any level. Most recently he spent with San Fransisco 49ers as offensive coordinator. In that year, the team had the league’s top 10 best offenses. He is also a graduate of Yale University, one of the US’s top ivy league universities.
What is the first goal for the team? He wants to build his staff. But, in the last few years, the Dolphins have been involved in scandals. And the most recent is related to the hiring of the new coach, Mike McDaniel. About a month ago, Brian Flores, the former Dolphins coach was fired. Last week, Flores filed a lawsuit saying that the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him $100,000 for each game he lost in 2019. Why would he do that? Well, for every lost game, your chances of getting first picks are greater.
Before that scandal, there was an incident in 2017where one of the Dolphins coaches filmed himself snorting cocaine before a team meeting at the Dolphin’s offices. There have also been harassment incidents as well. The biggest has to do with Deshaun Watson. The Dolphins were thinking of getting him as the quarterback, even though Watson is currently facing 22 incidences of sexual misconduct.
McDaniel seems excited to join the Dolphins, but he has a lot of cleaning up to do, especially related to Dolphin’s reputation right now. Fans will see whether he will do a good job or not next season.