San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel was a low-level assistant coach for the Houston Texans from 2006 to 2009, also known as the prime of Mike Jones’ rap career. Some of those Still Tippin’ vibes must have rubbed off on one of the hottest names in coaching circles.
The Houston rap influence on McDaniel was obvious during a Wednesday afternoon Zoom session with the media when he took a question from USA Today’s NFL reporter Mike Jones. When the name clicked for McDaniel, the 38-year-old from Aurora, Colorado, blurted out the rapper’s self-referential common refrain, “Who? Mike Jones!”
You can hear the resignation in the voice of a reporter who has heard the same joke for 17 straight years when Jones defeatedly responds to McDaniel with a, “What’s up, man?” before continuing on with his question.
The great Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) joined 49ers OC Mike McDaniel’s press conference today to ask a question.
McDaniel’s response: “Who!? Mike Jones!” 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/0QcPSjWPrx
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 19, 2022
Jones got a similar response from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during last year’s playoffs, and seemingly in numerous encounters ever since the Houston rapper blew up nationally in 2005.
When Jackson went viral last January for pulling the same stunt, someone on Twitter asked Jones how he could stop from laughing at the reference.
“If 958,937,937,937 people hadn’t done it since 2005, I prolly would’ve,” Jones replied on Twitter.
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