How Mike Pouncey’s loyalty keeps him in touch with tainted coach Chris Foerster

Former Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster was forced to resign in October. (AP)

DAVIE — Chris Foerster resigned as Miami Dolphins offensive line coach nearly three months ago, but veteran center Mike Pouncey has offered support each and every day.


“Our relationship over the last year and a half is awesome,” Pouncey said Friday. “I still talk to him every day now. Just to see him get through this process. A lot of guys turn theirs backs on him. For me, I’m just not like that. I’m a loyal guy. I think if a guy has a problem, I want to help him get through it.”

Foerster resigned one day after a video was released which appeared to show him snorting a white powdered substance.

In the video, which lasts just under a minute, Foerster addressed a camera and spoke of missing the person watching, and states that he is snorting the substance before heading to a meeting. Foerster can be seen snorting three lines of a substance with a $20 bill.

It was a terribly embarrassing situation.

Earlier this week, Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said that Foerster is doing better.

“Yes, I have stayed in touch with him,” Christensen said. “He’s a good friend and I think things are going well for him. That probably would be all I want to say is that he’s doing well. He’s working hard. He’s a good man and he’ll work on his life, just like the rest of us.”

Foerster noted that part of the examination of Miami’s offensive inadequacies this season should include the untimely departure of Foerster.

Without making excuses, Pouncey conceded that even though offensive line attempted to operate as though it was “business as usual,” Foerster’s departure had an impact on the team.

“It does,” Pouncey said. “It sucked. Because he’s such a good coach. He knows football really well. I hope he gets another opportunity back at this. Because what he brings to the game of football, a lot of coaches can’t do that. The way he knows the ins and outs. With him, I was playing my best ball. And I just miss him.”

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