Dolphins Fire Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle, Replace Him With DBs Coach Lou Anarumo


Pro Football Talk reports that the Dolphins are replacing defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle with defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo.

The Dolphins also promoted Jeff Burris to assistant defensive backs coach and will have assistant defensive backs coach Blue Adams coach their safeties.


Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins are, in fact, firing defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle.

The decision whether or not keep Coyle was reportedly up to interim HC Dan Campbell.

Miami has already begun the process of restructuring their coaching staff after they fired HC Joe Philbin earlier in the week, but it was clear that something had to be done with the team’s underwhelming defensive unit.

Ian Rapoport previously reported that Coyle had lost the confidence of his players, and he was likely to be among the changes made to the team’s coaching staff.

The Dolphins’ defensive players reportedly held a “very frank and contentious” closed-door meeting with Coyle last week and attempted to clear the air, according to Rapoport. The issue was reportedly that his scheme is too complex and constricting, and it didn’t put the players in position to make plays.

It’s worth mentioning that Miami has reached out to a number of defensive coaches in the past week including former-Lions HC Jim Schwartz, former-Falcons HC Mike Smith, and former-Buccaneers HC Greg Schiano.

We’ll have more regarding who will replace Coyle now that they’re parting ways with him as the news is available.

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