Mike Pouncey regrets nothing about last season.
Who can forget the circus that was the Miami Dolphins last season? From a bullying scandal to blowing a shot at the playoffs down the stretch, things were definitely a mess in South Beach. With new management in place, the Dolphins are at a crossroads. It seemed like they were trying to change the direction of the franchise, but two questionable draft picks and a ill-timed tweet from Mike Pouncey ensured that all their problems are far from solved.
Pouncey joked on Twitter about what gifts draft pick Ja’Wuan Jones would get him — poor taste for a team trying to recover from malicious accusations about rookie hazing and teammate bullying. The league mandated mental health evaluations for some Dolphins players after the Richie Incognito/Johnathan Martin fiasco, to which Pouncey said he regretted nothing.
Mike Pouncey told reporters today he had no regrets with the way last season unfolded for the Dolphins, and that he didn’t need the league-mandated mental health evaluation that stemmed from the Richie Incognito–Jonathan Martin bullying scandal.
Asked what that evaluation entailed, Pouncey replied: “I have no clue, but I don’t think I need that. I don’t think I do,” via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.
Asked if he had any regrets about last season, Pouncey said: “No, not at all.”
The Dolphins also added two players in the draft that were kicked off their teams in college. If they want to actually change the direction of the franchise, they need to outline a plan and stick to it, and also teach their players how to keep quiet during tumultuous times. Ultimately, this will all be forgotten if the product on the field is better than last season, but if the Dolphins disappoint in 2014, we’ll already know the reasons.