TODAY | January 29, 2014
>> us now. brought in as an outside adviser by the dolphins in this situation. coach, good to have you here. i know you did this interview. you have talked to many players at different points in their career. being a head coach in the nfl , what struck you most about jonathan martin ?
>> well, jonathan is very much like a lot of players i coach. he's intelligent, passionate. i didn't see him as any different. and the thing that maybe didn't come across in this was just how personal this was for him. not the normal things. i listened to some of the voice mails and saw the text messages. and it was as he said racial, personal, attacking his family. and it was a tough, tough situation.
>> this was beyond hazing you've seen in your time in the nfl ?
>> yeah. i couldn't picture anything like this going on in the locker rooms i was going on in.
>> if you were still coaching, hearing from mr. martin, would it change any of your coaching tactics today?
>> i think we've got to be sensitive to what's going on in this whole environment. and, you know, i don't know how it started, but it definitely escalated into something more than you would want in your locker room .
>> at the end there, seemed like a young man who really wants to play football. does he have a shot to get back in the nfl ?
>> he does. i talked to three general managers i know really well. they said he's a good player, he'll get the opportunity, but they're afraid of the scrutiny that comes with it. he's got to get to the right environment, not a place like the miami locker room .
>> happy super bowl week to you, coach. you can see the coach's full interview with jonathan martin tonight on the nbc sports network at 6:30 eastern.