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Dolphins safety suggests that Vic Fangio’s character may be questionable

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Florida is often referred to as the Sunshine State, but there has been a lot of shade thrown around in the offseason.

It’s evident that some Dolphins players were not sad to see Vic Fangio leave town after just one season as Miami’s defensive coordinator. Here’s an excerpt from an NJ.com article earlier this year:

Fangio’s departure from the Dolphins was met with some celebration by certain players on the team. Dolphins rookie cornerback Cam Smith tweeted an unlocked emoji, and safety Jevon Holland posted a video of him kicking rocks. Holland’s father also expressed his opinion about Fangio, stating, “Everybody loves the iPhone but nobody wants the #iPhone 1.” Fangio’s relationships with the Dolphins players soured. NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus mentioned in an interview that, “There were quite a few players on the team that didn’t necessarily get along with Fangio.”

Holland took another shot at Fangio during the Dolphins’ OTA practices, as reported by Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post.

Holland compared Weaver’s approach to Fangio’s and described Weaver as “super dope” and someone who understands the players’ input on the defense. Holland praised Weaver’s coaching skills and personality, highlighting the positive difference he has made for the team.

When asked if Weaver’s experience as a former player contributed to his coaching style, Holland emphasized that Weaver’s good character was the key factor.

“I just think that it’s the fact that he’s a good person makes a difference,” Holland stated.

Holland’s positive comments about the Dolphins’ new defensive coordinator are expected, but his remark about Weaver’s character stands out.

Questioning a coach’s abilities is one thing, but implying a lack of integrity is a serious accusation.

Fangio addressed his departure from Miami during a press conference in front of Philly media earlier this month.

Q. After you left Miami, it was suggested that you didn’t get along with some of the players, that there were relationship strains. What was your perspective?

VIC FANGIO: I didn’t see that at all, really. Our decisions are always made with the team and defense’s best interests in mind, regardless of any strain in relationships.

Q. How have players changed since your earlier coaching days?

VIC FANGIO: Players haven’t changed much, but the expectations and support around them have shifted. Players are still willing to work hard, but the external environment influences their approach.

Fangio’s compatibility with certain players in Miami may have been a factor in his departure. His success in Denver with players like Justin Simmons suggests that the fit matters more than the perception.

It remains to be seen if Fangio will excel in Philly or clash with the team, especially in light of Nick Sirianni’s emphasis on connection and core values.

Q. How has it been working with head coach Nick Sirianni?

VIC FANGIO: Good. No issues. Our working relationship is positive, despite perceived differences in personalities.

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