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Dan Campbell no fan of ‘having the taste of crap’ in his mouth


Say one thing for Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell: Even if he came up short in getting the underachieving team turned around after replacing Joe Philbin earlier this season, he is certainly a lot more eminently quotable than his predecessor.

Campbell, known for his fiery and competitive personality, led the team to consecutive victories upon taking over before the bottom fell out, as Miami dropped six of its next eight games from that point. On Monday, he equated all the frustration and disappointment suffered over the past two months to a not-so pleasurable experience.

“I don’t like the taste of losing. There’s nothing fun about having the taste of crap in your mouth,” he said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, via Pro Football Talk. “And that’s what we have.”

That unappetizing assessment from Campbell of the Dolphins season comes on the heels of him saying last week that the fact the team was eliminated from postseason contention courtesy of a loss to the New York Giants “pisses me off.”

Reports out of Miami indicate Sunday’s 30-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers significantly decreased the likelihood that the Dolphins organization will opt to lift the interim tag and bring him back as the permanent head coach next season.

In a way, that’s unfortunate. In a world where NFL coaches trot out cliched lines and soundbite-ready but meaningless quips, having a guy like Campbell step to the podium a few times a week is indeed refreshing, albeit in a crudely scatological manner.