Clyde Christensen: Nobody is kicking Chris Foerster ‘to the curb.’

Chris Foerster is gone, but not forgotten by his former colleagues. (AP)

DAVIE — Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen delivered a passionate defense of former offensive line coach Chris Foerster on Thursday, and commended the organization for pledging to help Foerster.

“Mr. (Stephen) Ross, Mr. (Mike) Tannenbaum, Adam (Gase), just how this organization handles stuff like that,” Christensen said. “They do the best they can to take care of their people. I’m amazed at that. I said that to you through the storm (Hurricane Irma), how they handled the families. I don’t think anyone will kick (Foerster) to the curb.”

Christensen has known Foerster since the mid 1990’s. He said he saw no change in Foerster’s personality.

“The answer is no,” Christensen said. “I’ve been good friends with him and his family. I have a great love for him and his family for 25 years – for a long, long time. That hasn’t changed. Now it’s just a friend who is dealing with some struggles and will stay a friend and we’ll pray and keep pulling. There’s no other option but to overcome this thing for him. There’s no other good option. You don’t let that (drugs) win. That’s the way it is.”

Christensen was also upset that some former colleagues have taken anonymous shots.

“Any player, any ex-player, any ex-coach who would say something really derogatory about Coach Foerster would be an outlier,” Christensen said. “Not that we all don’t have people who are sour; but overall, (he was) a very popular player (and) a very popular coach. That’s the truth of the matter.”

Christensen also noted the team can’t afford to wallow in the situation.

“You can’t take three personal days to deal with some grief or some hardship and stuff,” Christensen said. “You can’t take three personal days to deal with a storm. It’s just one of those jobs that it keeps coming and we just move on. We’ve got to go… I didn’t see anything coming and he’ll overcome it. He has to overcome it. He has to fight it.”

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