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.