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Dolphins Hire Bill Lazor As Their New Offensive Coordinator

January 15, 2014 Dolphins, Eagles, Packers

Update:

 

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Dolphins have hired Eagles quarterback coach Bill Lazor as their new offensive coordinator.

  • Ian Rapoport reports Lions new HC Jim Caldwell was targeting Lazor as his offensive coordinator, which leaves Detroit still searching for someone to run their offense.
  • Jeff Darlington shared a ext from Lazor: “Good coach. Smart family man who works well w/ others. Been with great mentors. We’re excited.
  • Alex Marvez reports that the Dolphins are expected to keep their current staff of assistants in place as HC Joe Philbin requested.

Lazor was also in contention for the Lions offensive coordinator position as well, but it appears that the Dolphins moved quickly to get a deal done, especially after they lost Ben McAdoo to the Giants on Tuesday.

The fact that Lazor worked with Chip Kelly is clearly marketable experience, just as the development of QB Nick Foles was as well. The Dolphins are clearly hoping that Lazor will be able to get more out of Ryan Tannehill than Mike Sherman was the past two seasons.

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The Miami Dolphins announced that they have already interviewed former Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan and Eagles QBs coach Bill Lazor for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Shanahan came under a lot of criticism for the poor season put together by the Redskins in 2013. It’s worth noting that Shanahan received a lot of praise for the adjustments that they made in Robert Griffin III‘s first year in the league, which helped him to win the Rookie of the Year award.

Other candidates include former Texans HC Gary Kubiak and Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is also being considered for the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator position.

  • Chris Mortensen reports that Kyle Shanahan is also among the “short list” of candidates for the Dolphins coordinator job.

Kubiak recently met with the Detroit Lions regarding this head-coaching vacancy and numerous reports have indicated that they appear to be targeting an offensive-minded coach, so he can’t be ruled out as an option for them as well.

While Kubiak may have struggled as a head coach, he is still considered to be a well respected offensive mind. We’ll have to see if the Dolphins line up an interview in the coming days.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles are interviewing Eagles QBs coach Bill Lazor on Wednesday regarding their offensive coordinator position.

  • Jeff McLane reports that there are other NFL teams “sniffing around” regarding Eagles QBs coach Bill Lazor. 

Dolphins HC Joe Philbin announced on Monday that OC Mike Sherman had been relieved of his duties, which came as little surprise given that Miami has ranked No. 27 in the league in terms of total yards in each of the past two seasons.

Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo was also mentioned as a possible a candidate for the Dolphins offensive coordinator job given that he has ties to Philbin has a done a good job with Green Bay in recent years.

 

  • h8me

    Kubiak would help our RB’s tremendously

  • Thomas Roach

    Kubiak’s offense in Houston wasn’t adaptive. How would he fix things here?

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Oh there’s no guarantee Kubiak would be able to fix anything for Miami. Sometimes coaches go with a new approach when given a new job that’s more narrow in its scope such as a coordinator position versus being a head coach.

      • DoctorFeelgoodMD

        Kubiak may not get the job.

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