The Miami Dolphins offense was much-maligned this past season, which has led to a number of
changes. The real question everyone wants to know is if those changes have improved the team
or whether they have been lateral moves.
Their offense was ranked 21st in the NFL this season and while most sports betting fans would
assume that they would hire a coach who coordinated a better offense, the Dolphins actually
hired Brian Dabol, who ran the pitiful Cleveland Browns offense last season.
Beyond that, the Dolphins moved wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell to quarterbacks because
he had a tough time coaching star wideout Brandon Marshall last season. But in Dorrell’s stead
will be a coach with actually less experience at the position as former offensive quality control
assistant Steve Bush has never coached receivers before. Also, Dorrell has never coached
Overall, the staff has had a huge overhaul since the original team that was assembled by head
coach Tony Sparano back in 2008. Tight ends coach George DeLeone and running backs head
coach James Saxon also departed this season. Only four coaches remain in the original spot that
they were hired back in 2008.
It’s clear that the Dolphins needed to make some changes but nobody is sure whether they made
the right ones.
Only time will tell if the moves paid off but it doesn’t look like the right mix as of now.