Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is known for smooth rapport with the media, as well as his sense of humor. Both were on display when he spoke with reporters on Thursday.

Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was held out of practice on Wednesday. The former first-round pick has missed a significant amount of practice time in recent weeks due to an undisclosed leg injury.

On Thursday, McDaniel offered an entertaining reason for the wide receiver’s latest absence. McDaniel joked that he held out Waddle because he was afraid Waddle might go too hard in practice to impress DeVonta Smith.