In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Sean Payton and Jason Garrett think Dan Campbell can succeed with the Miami Dolphins

Published Add your comment

Dan Campbell was announced as the interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins after Joe Philbin was fired by the franchise yesterday, and he has been tipped for success by a former teammate and a former coach, who are also head coaches in the NFL.

Current head coaches Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, and Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys, have both said Campbell can be successful for the Dolphins this year.

Payton was Campbell's coach while he was still playing as a tight end for the Cowboys, and they met once again as Campbell's playing career was coming to an end at the Saints. He can't say a bad thing about his former player.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

He said according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "He’s a fantastic guy, a great worker, a great teammate. He’s someone that is tough, strong. I can’t say enough good things.”

One of the changes Campbell wants to implement on the Dolphins is to make them a more aggressive side. Garrett, his former teammate when they were both together at the New York Giants, thinks he can get the team back on the right path.

Article continues below

He said according to Todd Archer of “Sometimes these things happen. It’s a challenge when they happen during the season but Dan Campbell was a teammate of mine and he’s just a hell of a guy and I think he’s a really good football guy.

"I think somehow someway he’s going to help that football team get righted and he’s going to do that because he’s a really willful guy. He’s got a great personality and he’s a tough guy and I just wish him nothing but the best.

“Always a very smart guy. Knew the game really well, knew things beyond his position and really cared about it, cared about detail, always wanted to know more and loved to play, has a great passion for playing, a great passion for teams and a great passion for the game of football.”

Campbell has a bye week now after the team recently lost to their divisional rivals, the New York Jets, in London in week four. He has plenty of time to try and seed in his playing style into his players as much as possible before their week six game against the Tennessee Titans.

Can Dan Campbell turn the season around for the Miami Dolphins? Have your say and leave a comment below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Miami Dolphins
Sean Payton

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again