Mike McDaniel unbothered by Preston Williams’ complaint about lack of opportunity

NFL: AUG 02 Miami Dolphins Training Camp
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Dolphins receiver Preston Williams doesn’t seem particularly happy with his role, tweeting “just want opportunity” on Monday night.

In response, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel doesn’t seem bothered by Preston’s complaint.

“The most pressing needs of the football team, I don’t necessarily see within social media, so I don’t prioritize that necessarily,” McDaniel said.

Williams, though, didn’t back down during his media availability Tuesday.

Williams, who has played only eight games each of the past three seasons because of injuries, has not seen many opportunities, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, but then, neither have receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. and tight ends Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen.

“One of the things that (wide receivers coach) Wes Welker and I strongly connect on from our journeys, which were the exact same – we were the same athlete by the way – is that we hold with a lot of esteem and responsibility preparing people and giving them opportunities,” McDaniel said, via a transcript from the team. “It’s also really looking to the players, too, to understand that every time they’re on the field, the way we do things, it’s a tremendous opportunity for them as well as their teammates who they’re depending on to execute and operate at a high standard. People care. People want to do good, so I get that and I don’t really hold much weight to all of that.”

Williams is competing with several others for the fifth and possibly sixth roster spots at receiver after the team revamped the position this offseason.

The Dolphins have added Tyreek Hill, Cedrick Wilson, Trent Sherfield, Mohamed Sanu and fourth-rounder Erik Ezukanma this offseason to go with 2021 first-rounder Jaylen Waddle, Williams and Bowden.

14 responses to “Mike McDaniel unbothered by Preston Williams’ complaint about lack of opportunity

  1. Mike McDaniel says he was the same athlete as Wes Welker… I’m sorry but did I miss the time Mike McDaniel had 10,000 receiving yards in the NFL?

  2. The wheels are already coming off in Miami in August. Cheating scandals and primadonnas bubbling up.

    Glorious!

    Cheaters.

  3. alvinmack says:
    August 2, 2022 at 5:14 pm
    Mike McDaniel says he was the same athlete as Wes Welker… I’m sorry but did I miss the time Mike McDaniel had 10,000 receiving yards in the NFL?

    Dang bro…it’s called sarcasm.

  4. Mike McDaniel says he was the same athlete as Wes Welker… I’m sorry but did I miss the time Mike McDaniel had 10,000 receiving yards in the NFL?
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    It’s a joke. He’s funny like that.

  5. Can’t wait for McDaniel to be fired. So sick of hearing about him and he’s yet to even coach one minute of a preseason game.

  6. How does McDaniel feel about being Ross’ 3rd or 4th choice for the gig?

  7. I’ve been informed by other posters that McDaniel was being sarcastic and is apparently a very witty guy. I would like my previous post stricken from the record. Thank you.

  8. All I’ve been hearing and reading from the people who have eyes on the live action and who have talked to the players at Dolphins camp is that everyone is working hard and enjoying Mike McDaniel’s approach to coaching. It remains to be seen how it will translate into wins, but the players really like him.

  9. Dolphins depth chart at receiver is top heavy. After Hill and Waddle your looking at a group of uninspiring receivers. The Rams usually use the same tactics when building their roster. Let’s see if it works.

  10. Whether it translates to wins or not is yet to be seen, but McDaniel has injected optimism and energy back into this team.

    One thing is certain, this offense will be much more competitive this year. Under Flores, they were rudderless.

  11. touchback6 says:
    August 2, 2022 at 5:18 pm
    The wheels are already coming off in Miami in August. Cheating scandals and primadonnas bubbling up.

    Glorious!

    Cheaters.
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    Well if they are cheaters, they are terrible at it since they didn’t get either guy they tampered with.

    Don’t get me wrong, Ross is a fool and Miami deserved to be sanctioned for his actions, but let’s not pretend the tampering lead to any advantages for Miami.

    As a side note, the tampering was incredibly stupid and made no sense, considering most Dolphins fans and even-tempered football people liked the plan of building this team with a good young nucleus of talent and 2 first round picks next year (now only 1 thanks to Ross and Flores) as a failsafe if the QB needed to be upgraded. He sabotaged his own team because he was so enamored with the shiny toy the neighbors were playing with.

  12. Mike McDaniel is the best Head Coach in the NFL …. you guys about to find that out here shortly.

  13. ishudbgm says:
    August 2, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Dolphins depth chart at receiver is top heavy. After Hill and Waddle your looking at a group of uninspiring receivers. The Rams usually use the same tactics when building their roster. Let’s see if it works.

    According to Bill Polian this is how he built the Colts roster when they had Manning, Harrison and James.

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