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Heath Evans has some harsh words for Brian Daboll

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Brian Daboll is the new offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. Heath Evans is a fullback for the New Orleans Saints. The Dolphins and Saints don’t play each other next season, so Daboll and Evans won’t be crossing paths.

Maybe that’s why Evans feels free to unload on Daboll with both barrels.

In an interview with ESPN 760, Evans was asked what he thought of Daboll’s hiring, from the perspective of someone who played in New England for two years while Daboll was on the coaching staff.

“The Dolphins probably just got worse,” Evans answered. “You know I’m always going to shoot you straight. . . . When he was in New England, he was never a guy that I would have considered the brains of the operation.”

Evans acknowledged that it’s been a couple years since he and Daboll have been in the same locker room and that Daboll “probably learned a lot” since then, but he also said he thinks hiring Daboll was a mistake for the Dolphins.

“As soon as I saw it I second-guessed the decision,” Evans said. “A franchise that is really just struggling for success, why do you take an unproven commodity? I second guess it. I don’t know.”

Evans added, however, that he has nothing personally against Daboll.

“Good luck to him,” Evans said. “He was always nice to me — good dude.”

I shudder to think what Evans would say about a coach he regarded as a bad dude.

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36 Responses to “Heath Evans has some harsh words for Brian Daboll”
  1. rugdog100 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:48 AM

    I don’t know much about Brian Daboll, but one thing that is evident is that Heath Evans is a prick. And, as far as talent goes, does anybody think Heath Evans is going to the HOF someday? Just keep your mouth shut, tool.

  2. erikw65 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:51 AM

    Not a lot of Offense to coordinate there anyway, so this should work well.

  3. green41563 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:52 AM

    If Daboll had been a dick to people, you could understand these comments. But seeing as how Evans admitted that the guy never did anything to him, you have to wonder what Evans’s problem is.

  4. mobil4life says: Jan 22, 2011 10:53 AM

    Miami
    2-14 in 2011

    Average 9 points per game. Here comes that 1st overall pick.

  5. wryly1 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:56 AM

    I don’t have anything against Daboll either, but he’s definitely in over his head as an OC. Had he not been an assistiant position coach under Belichick, he never would have become one, either. Dolphins have a ‘dead-man-walking’ Head Coach who just grabbed an available warm body who has worked in the AFC East.

  6. richm2256 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:09 AM

    This, from a guy who accomplished so much in his time in New England, huh?

  7. atlien698 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:14 AM

    Who is Heath Evans again?

  8. texasphinsfan says: Jan 22, 2011 11:31 AM

    Doesn’t matter who Heath Evans is or whether he’s going to to HOF or not…. He’s still correct.

  9. finfan28 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:33 AM

    Heath Evans, best year 10 catches for 88 yards. Needs to run the field more and the mouth less.

  10. finfan28 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:35 AM

    sorry, left out the 51 carries for 192 yards.

  11. jdandcoke says: Jan 22, 2011 11:39 AM

    i have no real feelings regarding either guy, but why is it that fans think that only all-pros are allowed to talk? even the lowliest practice squad player is unbelievably talented at what he does.

    who is heath evans? he’s a guy who is more talented than 99.99999999999999999% of the world’s population at playing football.

  12. kmart0319 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:40 AM

    Bringing Daboll in as OC is like bringing a knife to a gunfight. Wryly1 is spot on. If it weren’t for the Belichick lieage, he would still be an assistant.

  13. trickbunny says: Jan 22, 2011 11:45 AM

    Sounds like he’s still pissed off that Daboll was one of the only OCs to absolutely embarrass the Saints earlier this year.

    It’s *gotta* hurt when a no-brain-havin’ and crappy-job-doin’ OC runs all over your defense.

    That said, as a Browns fan, I couldn’t be happier this clown Daboll is gone. Trust me, the games against NO and NE were freak occurances that are *not* typical Daboll.

  14. joetoronto says: Jan 22, 2011 11:51 AM

    Well, at least he kissed him after he stabbed him in the back.

  15. kg112686 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:53 AM

    I don’t care about the Dolphins, Daboll, or Evans, but what does Heath Evans not being a HOFer have to do with anything? You aren’t allowed to say anything if you aren’t going to the Hall of Fame?

  16. bigtrav425 says: Jan 22, 2011 12:13 PM

    Evans is righ ton…Im from Cleveland and a Browns fan.Daboll is a good dude but a HORRIBLE OC..Maybe he can be eventually after learning a lil bit more since he is still young.But this guy’s play calling was some of the worst iv ever seen.What Miami see’s in him i have no clue.Unless they are expecting to be bad and want/need the first overall pick next yr to get Luck

  17. mistakeonthelake says: Jan 22, 2011 12:26 PM

    First: Heath Evans is not only a great FB, but he is a great philanthropist. He gives more to his community then 99% of the NFL combined. He is far from a prick. Being a nice guy, does not make you competent; and, trust me, Daboll is not competent. The two major victories the Browns did get this year were won be the defense (NE) and special teams (NO). He has a vanilla offensive and no ability to adjust to defenses. Heath is right; this is a step back for the Dolphins. I actually had the exact same thought the moment I read the report of Daboll to Miami…Heath just verified my belief.

  18. theuncletodd says: Jan 22, 2011 12:32 PM

    saw enough of Daboll’s offensive offense in CLE for 2 years–inventive rarely–caveman football-yes
    Have fun Miami with 2 aging RB’s and a QB that get out of his own way and this guy calling plays

  19. hooterdawg says: Jan 22, 2011 12:39 PM

    finfan deserves Daboll and the rest of that mess in Miami.

  20. dcdrew10 says: Jan 22, 2011 12:47 PM

    Heath Evans is as far from a prick as I have seen in a pro athlete. He is very active in the community and spends a lot of his effort on kids and families. If he has a fault it’s candor. Daboll isa nice guy but not OC material.

  21. marcsasharc says: Jan 22, 2011 12:54 PM

    at least he actually spoke his mind. athletes speak in politically correct terms much too often. gotta love it when an athlete doesnt BS and tells it like it is.

  22. brownstown2 says: Jan 22, 2011 12:54 PM

    Don’t listen to disgruntled Cleveland fans speak about Daboll. They can’t understand how an offense led by Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace, and a rookie QB with an average arm for most of the year couldn’t generate 300 yards of passing offense EVERY week.

    Unlike the other other Nostradamuses here, I can’t say how he’ll do in Miami. Give the guy a chance before burying him.

    And yeah, Heath who? Heath Miller? Heath Shuler?

  23. chazzmon says: Jan 22, 2011 1:32 PM

    No QB in Cleveland and a decent defense & no QB and good defense in Miami. Should feel right at home only except for the weather. I think he got the job because the Brownies beat the Pats, Phins and took the Jets to OT before they fumbled that one away.

  24. nps6724 says: Jan 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    trickbunny says: Jan 22, 2011 11:45 AM

    Sounds like he’s still pissed off that Daboll was one of the only OCs to absolutely embarrass the Saints earlier this year.

    It’s *gotta* hurt when a no-brain-havin’ and crappy-job-doin’ OC runs all over your defense.

    ————————————-

    Did you even WATCH the game? Cleveland’s OFFENSE didn’t do anything. Of their 30 points, 14 were scored by a DL. And 3 of those points came after a 68-yard fake punt run to the 9-yard line. That’s 17 points the offense had nothing to do with. I give credit for Cleveland coming into the Superdome and dominating the Saints, but their offense had very little to do with it. Scott Fujita and David Bowens were their top contributors. By far.

  25. nps6724 says: Jan 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    “Evans added, however, that he has nothing personally against Daboll.

    “Good luck to him,” Evans said. “He was always nice to me — good dude.”

    I shudder to think what Evans would say about a coach he regarded as a bad dude.”

    Typical media windbag. You whine and complain when guys give you canned statements they most likely don’t believe, but when they actually speak their mind intelligently and give you their honest opinion, you take a swipe at them for doing so.

  26. dawgfan540 says: Jan 22, 2011 2:27 PM

    Heath Evans is a jobber!

    BUT … I also questioned Miami’s move in hiring Daboll.

    Good luck in Miami Brian!

  27. bosjon says: Jan 22, 2011 2:56 PM

    This might be good news for the Dolphins and bad news for the rest of the AFC East.

    They just moved closer to picking Andrew Luck in 2012.

  28. dixon29 says: Jan 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    Why would anyone care what Heath Evans has to say? Oh by the way Heath, how did the Browns do against your team, the defending (not for long) champion Saints?

  29. 6ball says: Jan 22, 2011 3:07 PM

    .

    kg122686 says ” what you aren’t allowed to say anything unless you’re going to the Hall of Fame “?

    Exactly KG, you’re a genius !!. Imagine not having to listen to TO, Chad Johnson and Terrell Suggs ever again. KG, you’re a game changer.

    .

  30. scra22 says: Jan 22, 2011 4:13 PM

    trickbunny says: Jan 22, 2011 11:45 AM

    Sounds like he’s still pissed off that Daboll was one of the only OCs to absolutely embarrass the Saints earlier this year.

    ====

    NPS already covered it pretty well, but you would have to just have looked at the final score to think that the Cleveland offense in any way shape or form “embarrassed” the Saints defense.

    The Browns offense had a whopping 210 yards for the entire game – Colt McCoy threw 85 yards. In the entire game. The Browns had ONE offensive TD, which was a 4-yard run by Peyton Hillis after a pass interference call got the Browns down to near the goal line. The Browns offense did very little of anything that game.

    The Saints offense and special teams were definitely embarrassed, but the Saints defense was absolutely NOT.

    Maybe Brian Daboll and the offense had a great game against New England, but they had a very mediocre one against New Orleans.

  31. realheavyd says: Jan 22, 2011 4:17 PM

    RE: dixon29 says:
    Jan 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    Why would anyone care what Heath Evans has to say? Oh by the way Heath, how did the Browns do against your team, the defending (not for long) champion Saints?

    *********************************************

    You and all the other nobodies in here, who seem to think Heath Evans in an NFL nobody just because you don’t know the Saints’ players for the past two seasons like real Saints fans do, can just bite your ignorant tongues please! Oh, and by the way, get ready to eat your “not for long” words regarding the Saints’ trip to the SB in 2010, because they will be back again soon and often, and will win it again too! Just wait!

  32. oldcracker says: Jan 22, 2011 4:18 PM

    I believe the Dolphins and their fans DESERVE Daboll.

    While Heath may not be HoF material, I figure he knows a lot more than me…having worked around Daboll.

    But then, the same could be said about Ryan going to Dallas. The Cowboys deserve Ryan and his talents.

    Hopefully, these 2 knucklehead coordinators will learn the game is played for 2 halves, or 60 minutes.

  33. hahafalalala says: Jan 22, 2011 4:22 PM

    “Oh by the way Heath, how did the Browns do against your team, the defending (not for long) champion Saints?”

    Well, dixon29, the offense didn’t do crap. The defense on the other hand…

  34. dawgpound2010 says: Jan 22, 2011 5:14 PM

    Daboll doesnt know his butt from shortstop when it comes to coodinating an offense.

  35. saints25 says: Jan 22, 2011 5:50 PM

    Sounds to me like Heath said he’s no better than what you had at Miami,an he’s unproven? Heath is calling it like he see it,>>as far as the browns Offense when they beat the Sants try a total of `197 yards for the brownies..there’s his reason for saying that,Brian D. stinks as a NFL OC.

  36. thedudesnotin says: Jan 23, 2011 2:05 AM

    I like to see what Brian can do in Miami without an ultra conservative head coach. I think Daboll could be more potent with an offence that won’t be reigned in by his head coach.

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