Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald confirms that the Dolphins did, in fact, reached Jim Schwartz. However, Beasley mentions that it’s not entirely clear whether their inquiry was related to their defensive coordinator position.
Albert Breer reports that the Dolphins aren’t firing current DC Kevin Coyle “right now,” adding the situation “remains fluid.”
While Miami may not be ready to make a decision regarding Coyle, Beasley is hearing that the players will be “both surprised and unsure what (if anything) will change.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins “touched base” with former Lions HC Jim Schwartz about their defensive coordinator position.
- However, Schwartz elected to remain where he is, according to Rapoport.
Miami is still in the process of deciding what they’re going to do with current defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, who has come under plenty of criticism this season for the underwhelming play of his defensive unit.
The decision as to whether or not to keep Coyle is up to Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell, who is expected to announce their plans some time soon.
Shortly after the Dolphins decided to fire HC Joe Philbin, there was some speculation that Miami could consider bringing in Schwartz as their interim head coach, given that he worked with DT Ndamukong Suh in Detroit.
Although, it appears as though Schwartz plans to wait for a better opportunity once the season is over.
We’ll have more regarding Coyles future with the Dolphins as the news is available.