With a brand new coaching staff and an easier schedule, the 2019 Miami Dolphins could be looking to make more strides than in years past…
The Miami Dolphins have signed New England Patriots linebackers coach, Brian Flores, as their next head coach. Reports are saying that he wants to bring Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea on as the OC.
Jim Caldwell is also expected to join the Dolphins in a senior advisory role, according to NFL.com. Caldwell coached Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts to an appearance in Super Bowl XLIV. He also has three winning seasons as the head coach of the Detroit Lions.
With all three of these coaches coming to Miami, the Dolphins could make a jump in 2018. They still need to find a new quarterback and one or two top receivers, however. But with Flores knowing how to coach a defense and O’Shea having the Patriots receivers doing so well, the Dolphins have something working for them.
Miami is expected to move on from quarterback Ryan Tannehill and may also be releasing wide receiver DeVante Parker, per report. If they can all of these empty spaces, they can find themselves in a better spot next season.
Their schedule also has them in a good spot in 2019. They will play against the Green Bay Packers, who are now coached by someone who has never been a head coach before. They also have to play the Washington Redskins with a question at quarterback. The dysfunctional Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants are also on the schedule.
There are also questions about how the New York Jets will do. They hired former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase to be their head coach. While Gase has made quarterbacks look better, the Jets don’t have any weapons for Sam Darnold to work with.