“God rest his soul. He was the best,” Marino told the network. “He took care of me all the time. He was an incredible man and head coach. He taught me how to be in the community, be a leader, work hard. But from Day 1 — which I thought was genius — he said, ‘I want you to be the starting QB, so you have to learn this quickly, and now you’re going to call all your plays in practice and exhibition games.’ It takes more work instead of a coach telling you what to run — you have to think about it beforehand, you have to prepare for it beforehand.