Dolphins put in request to interview 49ers OC Mike McDaniel

By Mike Masala

The Miami Dolphins, after firing Brian Flores on Monday and requesting to interview Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, are continuing to add names to their coaching search.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Dolphins have requested permission to interview San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel.

This is McDaniel’s first season as the 49ers offensive coordinator, but he was previously the team’s run game coordinator for the three years prior. He’s spent nearly his entire career around the Shanahan family. McDaniel came into the league as an intern for the Broncos under Mike Shanahan in 2005 and has followed him or his son, Kyle, everywhere they went with exception of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

With nearly 16 years of experience working with and for the Shanahans, McDaniel’s knowledge of their scheme should be pretty strong.

This season, their newest wrinkle has been the usage of Deebo Samuel out of the backfield. He rushed 59 times this season for 365 yards and eight touchdowns. Samuel’s a dynamic playmaker who should have the ball in his hands as much as possible.

Maybe McDaniel could do the same with Jaylen Waddle in Miami.


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