It’s been clear for a while now that Miami Dolphins midfielder Tua Tagovailoa is enjoying life a lot more under new coach Mike McDaniel than under his predecessor Brian Flores.
During his weekly briefing session on Wednesday, Tagovailoa provided two vivid examples of coaches and the way they work.
The first came when Tagovailoa discussed voting as captain for the first time in his NFL career.
“I am so thankful that my teammates think of me a lot in this way, and I think the cool thing is that no one needs to come up and give a speech and tell the team why you should vote for me as captain,” Toa said. the decision”.
Later in his press conference, Tagovailoa was asked about the seemingly more relaxed atmosphere around the facility.
“I think everyone feels like they can share how they feel, they can express what they like, what they don’t like, and they won’t feel judged or they won’t feel like stepping on anyone’s toes,” Toa said. “And I think that helps with accountability also with the guys on the team. Mike has made this kind of safe zone or safe space, if you will, for all the guys because if Jaylen (Waddle) is not doing something right, I can tell him. Tyreek (Hill) does something right, I’m able to say what I think and the same for me if I don’t do something right, they will come and hold me accountable.
“So I think that’s where the sense of comfort fits into the atmosphere that Mike created.”
A league-level honor for Jenkins
Wednesday was #2the9s4Jason across the NFL, as media relations officials across the country wore suits and ties in honor of the late Jason Jenkins, Dolphins’ senior vice president of communications and community affairs who died unexpectedly at the age of 47 in August. 27.
Jenkins was known for always wearing his uniform, hence the honor on the first Wednesday — always the busiest media day of the week — around the NFL.
The league-wide honor came two days after Dolphins held a life celebration for Jenkins at Hard Rock Stadium that included speeches from several people, including his wife Elizabeth and Dolphins CEO/Vice Chairman/President Tom Garfinkel.
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A perfect book honoring dolphins in 1972
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Perfect Dolphins, award-winning South Florida columnist Dave Hyde has released the 50th anniversary edition of his book on the team, Still Perfect: The Untold Story of the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
The book is available on Kindle via Amazon and is described this way: “In Still Perfect, Dave Hyde interviews dozens of players, coaches, and team officials to take you inside the NFL’s only undefeated season crowd. The books provide unseen struggles, inner drama and revealing.” Portraits of key team figures. On a canvas covered in emotion and anecdotes, Hyde brings the season back to life after all these years in the crucial testimony of a professional football season.”
The book was originally published in 2002, but has been updated to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this achievement.
As a copy editor for the book, I highly recommend it to all Dolphins fans.
Ross moves with the dolphins and the NFL
Catching up on the Dolphins’ deals, the team reached an injury settlement with veteran linebacker Brennan Scarlett.
Scarlett, who was put into injured reserve on August 30, is now free to sign with any team once he is physically ready to play. He could also return to the Dolphins sometime in 2022, but that can’t happen for several weeks based on NFL rules.
In Philadelphia, former Dolphin quarterback Red Sennett was released from the Eagles coaching staff. Sennett spent the 2021 season with Miami and took over as Jacobi Brissett when Tagovailoa missed out with various injuries.
Bowden, Williams still support each other
Preston Williams and Lynne Bowden Jr. gained some attention early on at Dolphin training camp when Bowden backed Williams after the latter tweeted that he wanted more chances.
The two are now on different coaching teams after being released by Dolphins and Williams with Carolina and Bowden with New England, but they’re still clearly supportive of each other.
Bowden sent his own message on Twitter on Wednesday.