Alabama head coach Nick Saban remains to be bitter a couple of Dolphins physician stopping Drew Brees from signing with Miami in 2006.
Some wounds by no means heal, irrespective of how a lot success you find yourself having.
Nick Saban is likely to be probably the most profitable faculty soccer head coach to have ever lived, with seven nationwide championships (and counting), and a legacy in Alabama that can possible stay unmatched for the remainder of time.
But it surely’s at all times those that obtained away that keep on with you probably the most.
For all of Saban’s success, he’s nonetheless internally haunted by his failure within the NFL. He was presupposed to flip his nationwide championship-winning success into Tremendous Bowl trophies within the NFL. He was going to be Invoice Belichick antimatter, standing in the best way of the Patriots dynasty and maybe altering soccer historical past as we all know it.
That by no means occurred, although.
As an alternative, Saban spent two forgettable seasons as Miami Dolphins head coach earlier than leaving to carve out his legacy in Tuscaloosa. Issues turned out alright for Saban, however one physician’s go to may have modified all the pieces.
In a latest interview, Saban confirmed what we’ve all been assuming for years. The Miami Dolphins failing to signal Drew Brees as a consequence of a failed bodily in 2006 is why he left the NFL.
Greater than that, Saban ripped the physician who carried out the bodily, which seemingly implies that leaving the NFL for Alabama was not presupposed to be the plan and is one thing he’s nonetheless sore about.
Per 247 Sports activities:
“So, I made a decision proper then when that occurred that we don’t have a quarterback within the NFL, we’re not going to win. I’m getting out of right here. I’m not staying right here. I’m not going to be answerable for this. That physician didn’t know his ass from a handful of sand. Drew Brees performs 15 extra years, wins a Tremendous Bowl, goes to 9 Professional Bowls. And we didn’t take him in Miami, the place he wished to go. Some issues you’ll be able to’t management. After we left there no person understood why. Nicely that was why.”
Saban left the Dolphins in 2006 and received six nationwide championships whereas making Alabama an elite world sports activities establishment. Miami has made two playoff appearances since Saban left, dropping each occasions within the Wild Card spherical by double-digit deficits.
What’s notable in regards to the Saban quote isn’t that Brees was the explanation he left the NFL. All of us just about assumed that through the years. Somewhat, the truth that he’s nonetheless clearly bitter about it’s an additional twist of the knife for long-suffering Dolphins followers.
Bringing issues full circle with a heavy pour of irony is the truth that Miami’s newest hope is quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — the Heisman-winner who made a reputation for himself by successful a nationwide championship with Nick Saban as a part of his Alabama dynasty.