Dan Marino appeared on the Joe Rose show this morning on 560 WQAM and talked about a variety of topics such as the Miami Dolphins, Tom Brady, the Super Bowl, the events surrounding it, the deflation of footballs and much more.
To begin, Marino talked about his role with the Dolphins this past season. He stated that he enjoyed his time around the team and had fun working with players, coaches and meeting new people. When asked if he wanted to move up in the organization and take on a bigger role, Marino said that he's going to continue what he's doing, will have fun doing ti and will see where it leads to in the future.
Marino touched on Mike Tannebaum and the new structure within the Dolphins front office. He said that he has a great relationship with him and truly believes that this will be a positive thing for the Dolphins.
When asked about Ryan Tannehill, he said that regardless of who you are, when learning a new offense, there is an adjustment period and Tannehill has done a good job making changes to his game to adapt. Marino noted that Tannehill is a tough kid and has made a lot of improvements over the past season. In terms of fixing the deep ball, he said that Tannehill and the receivers need to get on a positive communication system where they can trust each other. Ultimately, he said that it comes down to practice, repetitions and making the throws in the game. Marino said the more they do that, the better Tannehill will become.
The attention then turned to the controversy regarding the New England Patriots and the deflation of their footballs. Marino said that any quarterback who has ever played knows how important it is to get the balls the perfect way for a game. However, he stopped short of saying that Brady and the Patriots cheated, saying that he would think that they would try to intentionally gain an advantage that way because they are so good anyways.
In regards to Marshawn Lynch and the media circus the past several weeks, he said that Lynch is a grown man and can do whatever he wants. Marino did admit that if he was around Lynch, he would encourage him to say a little more but ultimately, it was Lynch's decision on what he wanted to do.
His Super Bowl prediction? Seahawks over the Patriots, based on the Seahawks dangerous running game from both Lynch and Russell Wilson.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs