Dolphins Haven’t Fired Fire OC Chan Gailey, ESPN Issues Correction To Initial Report



ESPN announced that a story about the Dolphins firing OC Chan Gailey was published in error. Gailey remains with the team right now. 

According to Adam Schefter, the Dolphins will part ways with OC Chan Gailey.

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Gailey was hired for 2020 after Dolphins HC Brian Flores fired his first offensive coordinator, Chad O’Shea. Though Miami threatened for a playoff spot, the offense ran out of steam late in the season. 

Gailey, 68, got his coaching start in the NFL with the Broncos as their TE coach in 1985. After five years with the Broncos, he left for head coaching positions in minor league football but returned to the NFL in 1994 as an assistant with the Steelers. 

The Cowboys hired Gailey as their head coach in 1998 but he lasted just two seasons. He was the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins for two years before leaving to be the head coach at Georgia Tech until 2007. 

After a year as the OC for the Chiefs, Gailey was hired by the Bills as head coach and remained in that position until 2012. He spent two years as OC for the Jets until 2016 when he retired. He was persuaded to come back for the Dolphins for a year in 2020. 

In 2020, the Dolphins finished No. 22 in total offense and No. 15 in points per game, including No. 20 in passing yards per game and No. 22 in rushing yards per game. 

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