AVENTURA — It’s a plot straight out of Vince McMahon’s resurrected XFL: Bobby McCain and Danny Amendola go after each other during a game, with the result being an ejection and $9,000 fine for McCain. Then, a few months later, McCain and Amendola find themselves as tag-team partners of sorts when Amendola joins the Dolphins as a free agent.
So, when McCain met with the media Friday during the annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge golf tournament at Turnberry Isle, naturally a question came up — delivered with a smirk — on whether he had met Amendola with perhaps cooler heads prevailing.
“I have, I have,” said McCain, who was ejected for throwing a punch even though replays showed it was more of a forearm. “Me and Danny, we chalked it up.”
“We chalked it up.”
(More of a smirk.)
“Yeah, we chalked it up.”
That’s McCain’s way of saying they’re giving peace a chance.
“We’re teammates, man,” McCain said. “We’ve got one goal in mind, that’s a championship. We’re happy to have him on Sundays — Sunday, Monday, Thursday, whatever day it is, we’re happy to have him on our sideline. We’re going to compete.”
That they are. Remember, McCain is a cornerback who should play an important role this season, and Amendola is being brought in along with Albert Wilson to fill a void at receiver left by Jarvis Landry.
So McCain and Amendola will see plenty of each other in Davie, on the practice field.
“They made practice really, really fun now, so it should be a good time and really competitive,” McCain said.