Soliai made a statement Tuesday evening thanking many in the Dolphins organization, including teammates and his position coach. But Soliai interestingly failed to mention his former head coach (Joe Philbin) or defensive coordinator (Kevin Coyle) in Miami.
Here is the full statement from Soliai via his wife’s Twitter account:
"I had an incredible experience playing for the Miami Dolphins and leave behind many great friends and teammates. I along with my wide, my entire family, and everyone at the Paul Soliai Foundation wanted to than all the Dolphins fans for an amazing seven years there. I also want to thank the previous staff for drafting me out of Utah in 2007 and welcoming me into the NFL. I especially wanted to thank defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers for his guidance, friendship, and for making me a better player and man. Thank you again, Paul Soliai."
It's curious that Soliai would mention his position coach without also crediting the two main coaches above Rodgers. It feels like a slight and perhaps a clue that Soliai wasn't all that happy with the way he was treated by Philbin and Coyle on his way out of Miami.