Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel spent three seasons with the Washington Commanders under former head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as a young offensive assistant.
When Washington fired Shanahan after the 2013 seasons, McDaniel was one of the assistants that owner Dan Snyder and former team president Bruce Allen let go.
McDaniel continued to follow Kyle Shanahan in spots at Cleveland, Atlanta and San Francisco before ultimately becoming the head coach of the Miami Dolphins this past year.
At the NFL owners meetings Monday, Darren Hayes of WUSA9 caught up with McDaniel to ask him if he was surprised that Snyder was selling the Commanders.After offering his initial thoughts on the matter, McDaniel turned his attention to the franchise’s worth.
“Wow, the organization is worth that much?” McDaniel said with amazement. “And, you know, I couldn’t get free coffee?”
McDaniel’s take comes from the NFLPA survey that surveyed thousands of NFL players and their thoughts on the team. The Washington Commanders ranked 32 out of 32 NFL teams in how they treat players.