Dolphins assistant with crew in 2019 says he by no means heard tanking discuss; Tyreek Hill rests at Wednesday apply
After the bombshell NFL launch on Tuesday of Miami Dolphins investigation findings and discipline handed all the way down to the crew after it was discovered to have illegally tampered with quarterback Tom Brady and coach Sean Payton — however didn’t deliberately lose video games — the Dolphins took the method of shifting ahead Wednesday.
While proprietor Steve Ross was suspended and fined and Miami misplaced two beneficial draft picks, the Dolphins took the apply subject the identical manner for Wednesday’s drills.
“It’s not a distraction to me,” stated working backs coach Eric Studesville forward of the session. Offensive assistant coaches spoke to reporters, and Studesville was the one holdover from ex-coach Brian Flores’ tenure who continues to be with the offensive employees.
Studesville stated new coach Mike McDaniel didn’t deal with the subject with the crew on Wednesday morning, sustaining as a lot of a traditional sense of doable at crew amenities.
“We’re getting ready for practice [Wednesday],” Studesville stated. “All our focus is on the stuff we got to do here.”
As an assistant coach who was with the crew throughout the 2019 season, when Flores alleged that Ross pressured him and provided monetary incentive to tank to enhance draft positioning, Studesville stated none of that discuss ever reached him.
“To win football games and prepare and get ready to go. That’s how it’s always been,” he stated of the Dolphins’ method down the stretch of the 2019 season. “That’s what I owe the sport, is that, each time we get an opportunity to exit, is to compete and do our greatest. There was by no means something aside from that expressed to us or to me.
“This is not how we’re wired. None of that was ever said.”
As far because the tampering violations the investigation discovered whereas Brady and Payton have been with the Patriots and Saints, respectively, Studesville stated he wouldn’t have been concerned in that pursuit.
“Those are conversations that I wasn’t in any of them, I’m not in any of them,” he stated. “I got enough to worry about getting these backs ready to go today, the next week in Tampa and getting ready to go.”
Still a member of the Dolphins group however having a relationship with Flores, does Studesville want the break up might’ve gone extra amicably?
“There’s change in this league all the time,” he stated. “Coaches, players, organizations, everything, that’s part of this league, that’s part of what we go through in life, so you figure out and navigate those things as you go through them, you deal with them case by case and day by day, that’s what it is. That’s life. And that’s one of the great things that football does, it helps prepare you for those moments where you’re going to have to transition.”
Hill, Armstead, Edmonds relaxation
As a part of McDaniel’s veteran administration method to coaching camp, extensive receiver Tyreek Hill and working again Chase Edmonds every took their first relaxation days of camp.
Left deal with Terron Armstead, who has been on and off the apply subject early in camp, additionally took a load administration day on Wednesday.
Hill, whereas a longtime veteran with six Pro Bowls below his belt in six seasons, has nonetheless been seen working and practising onerous with a excessive quantity of reps in crew drills together with his new crew after getting traded to Miami from the Kansas City Chiefs. Edmonds, too, has hit holes with vigor within the working recreation as he transitions to the wide-zone scheme from taking part in principally within the inside-zone all through his profession.
The Dolphins activated defensive again Elijah Campbell of the non-football damage record on Wednesday.
Campbell performed in seven video games with the Dolphins final 12 months, totaling two particular groups stops after being awarded to Miami off waivers forward of the 2021 season. He was on the non-football damage record because the begin of camp.
Cornerback Byron Jones stays on the bodily unable to carry out record.
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