Tyreek Hill: Mike McDaniel has a lot of cojones

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After losing to the Dolphins on Sunday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he thought the game was fairly even outside of two big plays by Miami in the first half.

The first of them was a strip-sack of Mac Jones that Dolphins edge rusher Melvin Ingram recovered for a touchdown and the second came on a fourth down in the final seconds before halftime. The Dolphins were on the Patriots’ 42-yard-line and needed seven yards while holding a 10-0 lead when head coach Mike McDaniel decided to go for it.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw a slant to wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and Waddle broke loose for a touchdown that extended the Dolphins lead before halftime. Had the play not worked, the Patriots wouldn’t have needed much yardage to set up a field goal try and Waddle’s fellow wideout Tyreek Hill complimented McDaniel for making a gutsy call when he spoke to reporters after the game.

“He’s going to need a wheelbarrow for his nuts to carry around, because he’s got a lot of cojones,” Hill said, via David Wilson of the Miami Herald.

McDaniel wasn’t the only first-time head coach to try for a big reward rather than avoid the possibility of negative consequences on Sunday and the aggressive approach won Brian Daboll the confidence of his Giants players as well. Not every decision will pay off so handsomely as their coaching careers continue, but swinging big out of the gate proved to be the right call in both cases on Sunday.

19 responses to “Tyreek Hill: Mike McDaniel has a lot of cojones

  1. BB says the game was fairly even. Not. You lost by 2 touchdowns! There was nothing “even” about that defense you put out on the field……

  2. Dolphins fans are feeling good now, but how long until that wears off and they realize their offense is awful? This team scored 13 points at home, against a Patriots team that is described by fans as “terrible”. With the exception of a flukey TD on 4th down, the offense managed 2 field goals. If they were playing a competent team like Buffalo, the fish lose that game by 50+ points. I would be very concerned about the offense if I were a Dolphins fan. Just saying.

  3. McDaniel is going to make this a very interesting season with calls like that. The Phins have a tough road game in Baltimore next. The running game is going to have to improve a lot if they want to leave with the W.

  4. Dolphins will lose next 3 games, offensive line still a disaster and a QB who can’t throw more than 15 yard slant patterns.

  5. Pats fan here: NE probably would have lost, but did a decent job keeping Hill in check. Hate to start the season with such an egregious PI in the end zone ending a decent NE drive. Pushing and shoving can be judgmental, but pulling a guys jersey for three steps in the end zone? Come on zebras!
    (ok, now que all the ‘karma’, ‘history of penalty benefits’ and ‘Brady roughing” responses.)

  6. I was just pleased after seeing multiple offensive lineman get hurt, and Miami didn’t fold.

    The 2022 Miami Dolphins bring back a fluid and fast defense. On offense we have a actual system, a philosophy.

    Now we need Tua to slowdown and read the field. Yesterday he seemed to be pressing the feeding of Hill.

  7. Hill was open in almost every play. If Tua would looks downfield instead of looking to check down he and Hill could have connected for 200+ yards

  8. All this game proved is that, The Pats have a poor offence, a poorer defence than last season and more importantly, that Mac Jones is not up to the task 😏

  9. Teams that have a good Defense can take chances on Offense with downs and field location. In the case of the Giants… that was guts going for 2 and the win. McDaniel needs some better plays or a right tackle; whichever comes first.

  10. “He’s going to need a wheelbarrow for his nuts to carry around, because he’s got a lot of cojones,” Hill said, via David Wilson of the Miami Herald.

    Hill is a riot. Can’t wait until he begins feeling more comfortable in MIA and starts telling us what he really thinks.

  11. Not to take away credit where credit is due, but the Patriots looked inept. I don’t think the new “process” for the offense is working. I’ll bet Kraft is kicking himself in the butt for letting Brady get away. Maybe some Patriot fans are thinking the same thing. It is looking more and more like BB without Brady is just an average coach.

  12. 40domi says:
    September 12, 2022 at 9:08 am
    All this game proved is that, The Pats have a poor offence, a poorer defence than last season and more importantly, that Mac Jones is not up to the task 😏
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    You took away from that game that the Pats defense is bad? They held the greatest show on turf to 13 points. If the Patriots defense is bad, the Dolphins offense is pathetic…

  13. gronkhof says:
    September 12, 2022 at 8:44 am
    Pats fan here: NE probably would have lost, but did a decent job keeping Hill in check. Hate to start the season with such an egregious PI in the end zone ending a decent NE drive. Pushing and shoving can be judgmental, but pulling a guys jersey for three steps in the end zone? Come on zebras!
    (ok, now que all the ‘karma’, ‘history of penalty benefits’ and ‘Brady roughing” responses.)

    Bro your ONLY points came after a questionable PI call on 3rd down .

  14. Pats fans here seem desperate with excuses. Gonna be a long season for their fans. Time for Belligerent Bill to hang up the hoodie, perhaps?

  15. ok, now que all the ‘karma’, ‘history of penalty benefits’ and ‘Brady roughing” responses.)
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    Brady was allowed to call his own penalties for years. All it took was one glare and out came the flags.

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