The Miami Dolphins have a new coaching staff and with that comes new mottos. On the way to the practice field is a wall painted with the letters TNT. That saying could stand for just about anything, but according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it stands for “Takes No Talent.”
There are a lot of jokes that have written themselves about that saying, especially with the team that the Dolphins are going to run out on the field on Sunday’s. The Dolphins don’t mean they don’t have any talent; they know it doesn’t take talent to do things the right way.
Competing every play takes no talent.
Knowing the rules takes no talent.
Lining up correctly takes no talent.
Getting the quarterback-center exchange right takes no talent.
Avoiding pre-snap penalties takes no talent.
Avoiding substitution errors takes no talent.
The Dolphins coaching staff wants a team that plays the right way and takes notice of all the little things. If a player isn’t doing the right thing, the staff makes them run to the wall and touch it before they are allowed to run the next play.
It’s good that the Dolphins are using this as their motto because even with the lack of talent on the team, and the lack of wins they are going to have this is a team that can still do the little things right.
If the team can focus on the little things, this next season can still be a success, even if it doesn’t result in a lot of wins.