In an effort to wash out the bad taste from Sunday’s blowout loss to the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins have decided to make a change to their locker room.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that Tyreek Hill and the rest of the team captains took the ping pong table out of the locker room.
According to ProFootballTalk’s Michael David Smith, McDaniel said:
“Tyreek and the captains decided that they wanted to take a step forward with all their opponent prep with regard to the team and with their preparation with our game plans in general. So he made the move to take the Ping-Pong tables out of the locker room. That, to me, is leadership. To me, leadership is acting, not talking.
There are a bunch of different examples from those guys and that’s why they’re captains. That’s why we rely on them. Because it’s about solving problems, not complaining about them. They collectively as a group of players wanted more time investment during the week on their jobs for Sunday. So instead of just saying it, they did something about it and that’s the whole reason that I really have a lot of love for those guys.”
The Dolphins added the Ping-Pong table to the locker room because it encouraged competition and brought members of the team closer together.
The team has now lost their last two games and enters Week 6 with a 3-2 record.
The Dolphins have also had to play without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the past two weeks and that will continue in their upcoming matchup.
Miami will face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.