Mike McDaniel Cryptically Addresses Video That Appeared To Show Him Vaping On The Sideline

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel

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Most people will never be able to understand the pressures you have to deal with when you’re the head coach of an NFL team, and it’s only natural that guys in that position turn to a variety of strategies to decompress.

That includes Lions head coach Dan Campbell, a man who has never been shy about his love of beer and said he was looking forward to heading home to throw back a celebratory cold one after beating the Packers last season.

Of course, most coaches will wait until after the game to turn to their vice of choice, but Dolphins skipper Mike McDaniel seemed to scratch a particular itch on the sideline during Miami’s wild card showdown with the Bills last year based on a video that appeared to show him hitting a vape.

Much like Air Bud was allowed to compete because there’s no rule that says dogs can’t play basketball, it doesn’t appear McDaniel violated any actual NFL regulations by vaping in the middle of a game.

However, it’s easy to understand why he didn’t go out of his way to admit he was doing exactly that.

Now, it appears we’ve essentially confirmed that was the case based on what he had to say during a recent appearance on Pardon My Take where he once again showcased his patently wry sense of humor after Big Cat attempted to get him to confirm he was, in fact, vaping during the contest.

Here’s what he had to say while dancing around the question:

“Hmmm. I mean, what a confusing question. I don’t know this technology you guys speak of.

Having said that, I will leave you with this: in past lives, I have vaped. Regardless, just the idea of that being something that people are talking about after a playoff game is annoying enough to provoke me to never do it again.

I’ve since quit—classic McDaniel style—cold turkey, just like alcohol.”

How can you not love Mike McDaniel?

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.