Sometimes even a “dream job” can turn into a nightmare. Happens all the time. But it happens too often with the person who holds the highest position Miami Dolphins coaches.

Not only was Mike McDaniel living that dream, but things couldn’t have started better. The players love him. He is eccentric. He is funny. He is real. He is cool. He is a “mad scientist”. He’s not Brian Flores or Adam Gase.

And he won by doing what no one else could, developing a quarterback Tua Tagavailoa. The national media was on the hook.

That all changed in Week 4 of his first year on the job after a famous win over the Buffalo Bills. The players don’t like him. It remains. And he’s still the same innovative, cool guy. But the 39-year-old, who looks like you’d bump into him at the skate park, is no longer a national media darling.