Mike McDaniel: I wanted to see how we responded to a deficit, team took me too literal

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There were several remarkable comebacks during Sunday’s games, including the Dolphins’ comeback from 35-14 down to 42-38 winners over the Ravens.

Miami scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to pull off the win and improve to 2-0 on the season. In his postgame press conference, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that he was hoping the team would have to play from behind at some point against Baltimore but admitted that his players took it a little further than he would have hoped.

“We just had a game where we were able to have the lead the whole game. So, the night before, I told the guys that I was really hoping that we would get some adversity in this game, and I wanted to see how we respond to a deficit. Apparently, they took me way too literal,” McDaniel said.

The Dolphins may have spotted the Ravens too many points, but their response was one that left McDaniel and many others feeling good about the roster that has been assembled in Miami this season. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle had huge games and Tua Tagovailoa joined Dan Marino as the only Dolphins quarterbacks with 400 passing yards and five touchdowns in a single game.

That’s good company for the Dolphins quarterback to be in and there’s plenty of hope in Miami that these Dolphins are just scratching the surface of what they can do in 2022.

11 responses to “Mike McDaniel: I wanted to see how we responded to a deficit, team took me too literal

  1. I don’t think anyone expected them to be 2-0 at this point but you aren’t going to be able to come back from that deficit very often.

  2. Last Ten Years 450+ pass Yards, 6+ touchdowns….Drew Brees, Big Ben, Peyton Manning, Mahomes and now Tua

  3. No McDaniel.

    They did not. You’re way over your head in this position. You only got the job because of:

    1. Nepotism.
    2. Being a Ravens former work-study for the org they hire on the cheap.
    3. Found luck by beating Ohio State for the first time in years.

  4. 3 biggest glaring issues for the Ravens. RB, 2ndary, No edge/pass rush. RBs will be healthy soon. Hopefully the same with the 2ndary. I don’t think they can fix the edge/pass rush this season. That will ultimately cost them.

  5. guitarkevin says:
    September 19, 2022 at 10:54 am
    3 biggest glaring issues for the Ravens. RB, 2ndary, No edge/pass rush. RBs will be healthy soon. Hopefully the same with the 2ndary. I don’t think they can fix the edge/pass rush this season. That will ultimately cost them
    ____________

    Don’t forget the run-blocking. Jimmy Brown & Barry Sanders couldn’t run behind that O-Line. Without the ability to run out the clock, you give the opponents too many chances.

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