GH: Has Mike given you everything you wanted?
ML: I don't know what he's given me.
We work together.
GH: Has he given you free reign?
ML: I don't know if it's free reign or not.
Mike has been very supportive of the things we feel it takes to win. He's been 100 percent supportive of everything. And that's all I can ask for. We're not always going to agree, and we've been able to sit down and discuss why we don't agree and come to a solution and that's our way.
It's not Mike's way and it's not necessarily my way. It's been our way. That's important for the coaches to know that and understand that. We're not going to be a split camp. There's no way in the NFL where you can function for very long like that.
GH: Have you been split on a lot of things because it looks to be smooth?
ML: I'm sure we have split on things.
GH: More than you thought you would?
ML: I don't think about it.
Obviously, I was excited about coming here and working with Mike after we had our two face-to-face meetings. It's been great. When I don't get to talk to him, like being away or on vacation, and we don't get to sit down, I miss talking to him every day because he has a lot of insights. He's very thorough. He's a deep thinker
and he always listens. He's a good resource for me.
GH: Has it been smoother than you thought it would be?
ML: It's been very smooth. The one thing is, I enjoy it. I enjoy our management, and the people I work for and with.
GH: Because you have such a close working relationship with Mike, you almost seem like a general manager.
ML: Not me. I'm just a football coach that wants to win. I don't need to be any more than that.