Entries by Luke Chaney

‘He’s that cool’: Tua Tagovailoa and Mike McDaniel already forming strong relationship

Relationships matter in football. A strong relationship between a team’s head coach and starting quarterback matters even more. It’s no secret that Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and now-Steelers linebackers coach Brian Flores had a shaky relationship. A consistently bad offensive staff and a lack of commitment from the head coach to the quarterback usually have […]

A deep dive into Mike McDaniel’s offensive scheme: wide zone RPOs

New Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel was one of the architects behind a San Francisco 49ers rushing offense that ranked in the upper half of the NFL in rushing yards per game in four of his five seasons as San Francisco’s run game coordinator (2017-2020) and offensive coordinator (2021).   San Francisco’s yearly rushing […]