“Mike McVape”: NFL World Accuses Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel of “Ripping Vape” on the Sidelines as Playoff Footage Goes Viral

Published 01/16/2023, 3:42 PM EST

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On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins suffered a tough loss against the Buffalo Bills. It was a really close game for the Dolphins, as their season has come to an end. On the other hand, one controversial incident took place during the game, as the Dolphins’ head coach Mike McDaniel appeared to be using a vape pen on the sidelines.


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Notably, McDaniel looked really tense during the game and a video of him seemingly smoking has gone viral on social media, as fans are certain about it.

NFL fans believe Dolphins’ head coach Mike McDaniel was smoking a vape pen during Bills game

The 39-year-old head coach called QB Skylar Thompson to have a few words with him and then appeared to be putting something in his mouth. Many fans shared the video on social media which has gone completely viral.

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Many fans reacted hilariously on social media and some fans were seriously in disbelief with McDaniel’s action. One fan gave him a pretty funny nickname.

One fan took a hilarious dig at the quarterback Skylar Thompson for his terrible performance in the game.

Another Twitter user had the same opinion.

One fan asked a serious question to Google.

One user used a hilarious pop-culture reference to portray McDaniel’s situation on the sidelines.

On the other hand, one fan straight-up called him ‘coach of the year’.

One fan wants the NFL to seriously investigate this incident and wants a hefty fine for the head coach if found guilty.

Meanwhile, one fan took a measured approach and analyzed the video to tell the other side of the story.

Notably, smoking is not allowed in the Bills Stadium as people could get a massive fine because of that. Right now, coach McDaniel has not commented on the incident; however, if he indeed smoked inside the stadium, he could get a good amount of fine.


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The Dolphins’ season ended as the Bills advances

The Dolphins were without their star quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, against the Bills, which made plenty of Dolphins fans upset. After suffering 3rd concussion of the season, backup QB Skylar Thompson took Tagovailoa’s place. Thompson has made one touchdown and 2 interceptions in that game against the Bills. As per reports, the Dolphins are considering Tagovailoa as their starting QB in the 2023 season after a great season with the Miami side.

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On the other hand, the Bills are having a great season so far, as they already clinched the AFC East division. Now, they will face the Bengals in the Divisional Round after beating the Dolphins in the Wild Card round. Bills’ QB Josh Allen is having an MVP-calibre season and has a great chance to take his team to the Super Bowl.


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Debkinkar Maity


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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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