Miami Dolphins remove ping pong table from dressing room

Mike McDaniel

Mike McDaniel
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Remember when Donald Faison told Denzel Washington in “Remember the Titans” that football is fun? Washington’s response to Faison was the way the Miami Dolphins chose to navigate their locker room fun.

From what has been alleged about Dolphins for most of this year – remember the whole The Brian Flores . lawsuit – their current situation with Mike McDaniel as a head coach is not the organization’s first choice. However, despite only a year of experience as an offensive coordinator, Miami’s new head coach has been rolling in the first month of this season.

The Yale graduate, who has never played professionally, has an easygoing attitude and even displays a dry sense of humour at times. This is the new school NFL leadership where one person shares knowledge with players instead of shouting into their eardrums. McDaniel is quick to point out that he’s not competing, so he believes his influence on in-game performance is limited. Quite self-aware and humble from an NFL head coach, but he recently showed that there are still some traditional football coaches stuck inside of him.

The Dolphins captains, including Tyreek Hill, who was acquired last season, decided after two consecutive losses that the team had lost focus in the dressing room – the ping pong table. So the captain decided that it needed to be removed. According to ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jaques, a table tennis tournament has been going on for several weeks. McDaniel told the media that he trust The decisions of the captains demonstrate “leadership”.

Mike, if you’re going to be this new age coach who will occasionally give factual quotes to the media, showcasing his personality and approach to leading a team in a different way. You don’t have to give up on a traditional kick like this. You could simply say, “Our team leaders made the decisions and I stand behind any decisions they make as a team. They earned it. “

There is no reason to praise because they decided to take a ping pong table out of the dressing room. While I’m no Nostradamus, I’m comfortable being sure that the reason the Dolphins lost their last two games has nothing to do with a dressing room ping pong tournament and may have a lot to do with the they lost to their No.1 and No.2 Quartet due to injury.

Entering this season, Tua Tagovailoa, is being questioned about whether he is a good enough full-back to lead Miami into the fray. Over three games, the Dolphins were undefeated and knocked out two potential Super Bowl champions in consecutive weeks. However, Tagovailoa goes down hard against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 and stumbled back to the ground after getting up. He sat out the rest of the first half and led the Dolphins to victory. Then four days later, head injury caused a fencing reaction, and Teddy Bridgewater had to end the loss. Tagovailoa did not compete with the Jets in Week 5, and Bridgewater was dropped from the game, leaving Skylar Thompson out in the 7th round of 2022 in a second straight loss.

Don’t overreact, Dolphins. You’re starting your third quarter-final streak when, prior to Tagovailoa’s injury, you all didn’t have three active QBs on the roster. It was an unfortunate turn of events, but for now don’t decide to adopt strict footballing measures.

The point of interesting items in the facility is to keep the employees there longer. That’s why Silicon Valley companies don’t just have a coffee maker, water cooler, and microwave in their office. If an organization wants to get the best out of its employees while they’re on the premises, make the place comfortable. There are ping pong tables, video games, flavored seltzer water, a nap station – anything that makes someone not feel the need to go home at 5:00 p.m.

The elimination of ping pong tables is now a reason for players, consciously or subconsciously, to decide not to spend as much time as they once did at the practice facility.

The sensibility of traditional football is to get rid of anything deemed distracting, but that’s 2022. Players are always distracted now. They have over 10 channels to watch on television, a handful of local radio, literature and Nintendo to keep them company. A week-long table tennis tournament is really a smart way to keep players on the premises. A non-traditional approach to football. Something the Dolphins are said to be willing to accept by hiring McDaniel.

Instead, the Dolphins have gone backwards, by removing a bit of fun from this list. A team has every right to claim that the team’s most important issue is not a table tennis tournament, but a proper medical examination of their midfielders.


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