Dolphins Narrow Down Head-Coaching Search

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Miami Dolphins have reportedly narrowed down their head-coaching search.
The Miami Dolphins have reportedly narrowed down their head-coaching search. / Mark Brown/GettyImages

The Miami Dolphins are looking to take a new direction after parting ways with Brian Flores. Miami excelled on the defensive side under Flores, but the offense didn't find nearly as much success during his three seasons.

Dolphins Head Coach Search

Miami's approach to its next head coach aims to rectify those problems.

Dolphins Head Coach Candidates

Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports that the Dolphins want an offensive-minded HC this go-around. That means defensive coordinators like Leslie Frazier and Vance Joseph wouldn't likely be the pick as Flores' replacement.

If this is Miami's true preference, then it narrows down the search to those with an offense background. Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels would then become frontrunners for the job given the remaining candidates on the market.

This approach makes sense for multiple reasons. Flores came from a defense background with the Patriots, and things ultimately didn't work out. Miami also reportedly wants to keep many of the team's current defensive assistants, so it's not like that unit will see wholesale changes.

On the other side of the ball, Tua Tagovailoa and company needs someone who can elevate them. The Dolphins never ranked higher than 15th in points and higher than 22nd in total yards during Flores' tenure.

Daboll's work with Josh Allen, and McDaniels' reputation as QB whisperer, make them the perfect candidates to get the most out of Tagovailoa going forward. If the core of the defense stays the same, and the offense takes off, this team would be a serious threat in the AFC.

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