Citing a health issue, Jim Caldwell has “stepped back” from his role of assistant head coach and will now be merely a consultant.
As I always say, there is no good news that ever comes out of June or July, and this is bad news.
First, Caldwell is the ONLY member of the Dolphin staff with any semblance of experience. He’s been coaching for years, including head coaching jobs. 5 years ago, he was a football coach while Brian Flores was an assistant to a regional personnel specialist, i.e., a desk job in an office.
Second, he was seen as a real QB guru, and not an Adam Gase guru. In other words, Caldwell truly helped QBs. He didn’t just just take credit for Peyton Manning, he actually helped him.
Third, I don’t like the notion of paid consultants. Health alerts are scary. Resign and go home to nurse it. Don’t be a distraction–while on the team’s dime–and show up for inspirational consultant meetings. It doesn’t work. Dan Marino is the greatest QB to ever ever play, and he is a paid consultant. If he can’t help any of our QBs over the years as a part-time consultant, then no one can.