Dolphins Hire Offensive Coordinator to Improve Two Key Areas

Miami Dolphins' new offensive coordinator could help improve two key areas.
Miami Dolphins' new offensive coordinator could help improve two key areas. / Cliff Hawkins/GettyImages

It's no secret the Miami Dolphins have some things to clean up on offense if they're to finally make the playoffs. Perhaps the biggest issue is the offensive line, which gave quarterback Tua Tagovailoa little time in the pocket to make plays and was subpar at best in opening up running lanes.

The team's newest offensive coordinator could help rectify that problem.

Miami has hired Frank Smith to take over as OC after Eric Studesville and George Godsey served as co-coordinators this past season.

Smith has worked extensively with tight ends and the offensive line during his 17-year coaching career. He was an OL assistant with the New Orleans Saints from 2010-14, then coach TEs for the Chicago Bears from 2015-17.

Notably, Smith moved to TEs coach with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders from 2018-2020, where he had a direct hand in developing Darren Waller into one of the game's very best at the position.

Smith then became run game coordinator and OL coach for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021. This disappointing unit did a complete 180 this past season, going from one of the league's worst to a top-10 ranking by ProFootballFocus.

The Dolphins could desperately use some of Smith's OL magic. Miami's offensive line was ranked dead-last by PFF in 2021.

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