On Thursday morning, Brian Hartline was a guest on the Brady and Walker radio show, which is based out of Canada. He talked about various things in regards to the Miami Dolphins and college football.
When it came time for the Dolphins, Hartline said that everyone was disappointed that they didn't make the playoffs for the past two years. When the host asked him whether or not the team gave up, Hartline refuted that notion.
"I wouldn't say we had more to give. No one ever checked out or drank too much of the kool-aid to think we were automatically in the playoffs. There was never unwavering preparation. It was just the heightened disappointment. We felt like we had a lot of talent throughout the board and it's hard to maintain that talent from year to year. We're very disappointed and we were very disappointed the year before."
Hartline went on to say that not making the playoffs two years in a row is very disheartening and noted that changes were going to made and they would see how they shook out when the team gets back together.
In regards to the New England Patriots, he said that they have a good recipe for success and are consistent in their play each week. He noted that it starts at the top and trickles its way down. He admitted that that the division definitely goes through them but said the Dolphins aren't going to back down.
There was also a bit of Twitter controversy on Thursady morning after the radio show host tweeted out that Hartline wasn't oozing confidence in Tannehill. However, after listening to it, it can be strongly argued that this way of thinking was not true.
What Hartline did say is that it's not really fair to judge Tannehill at this point because of the new offense this year. He said that Bill Lazor changed a lot of Tannehill's mechanics throughout the entire season and it really came together the last eight games for him.
"It's probably too early to say one way or the other. We know he's competitive, tougher than nails and will do anything you ask him to. Give him another year and get some more wins and we'll talk about that down the road."
In addition to the Dolphins, Hartline talked about his days at Ohio State, the National Championship victory and whether or not he believes that college football players should be paid.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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