With former Dolphin Doug Pederson (the winning QB in Don Shula’s record-setting game) available now, I have to add him to the list of candidates to become Miami’s new OC.
Anthony Lynn is another intriguing option.
This is a hugely important hire, and I’m glad the Dolphins haven’t rush into anything already. Stability is vitally important this time around, and whoever we hire, we need to give him a 5-year deal to stop the revolving door OCs. Tua and the other young players simply cannot learn a new offense every year. It’s ludicrous. Even if the offense is bad at first, at least there will be consistency and stability going into year two. It’s inevitable.
Watching the playoffs this weekend shows you how important the rapport is on offense. You see a lot less confusion and mistakes when the teams know the playbook. Look how well Josh Allen succeeded in Buffalo in this third year of the same exact system. We must strive for that same consistency.
I like the idea of getting former fired head coaches to become coordinators. Flores has not done this so far, except for the one-year Chan Gailey experiment. Instead, Flores has hired his buddies. I hope this time around he takes a good hard look at some innovators, starting with a Super Bowl winning coach in Pederson.
I also hope they are serious about sticking with Tua and not getting involved in these DeShaun Watson rumors, but that’s a different column all together…