Miami Adds Former Dolphins Pro Bowler to Mike McDaniel's Coaching Staff
By Larry Rupp
The staff surrounding new head coach Mike McDaniel is coming together one hire at a time for the Miami Dolphins. It was recently reported that former Pro Bowler Sam Madison will be hired into the mix. The 47-year-old is set to take over as the team's cornerbacks/pass game specialist .
Madison is a familiar name amongst the Miami fan base given he spent nine NFL seasons with the Dolphins from 1997-2005. The two-time All-Pro racked up 366 tackles, 77 pass breakups and 31 interceptions in 138 games played with the franchise before joining the New York Giants in 2006. He made four Pro Bowls in his 12-year career.
The Dolphins' previous cornerbacks coach Charles Burks decided to join the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason, which then left the position up for grabs. Madison has been working with the Kansas City Chiefs secondary for the last three seasons and played a role in the team's Super Bowl title run back in 2019.
Madison will have no shortage of talented players to work with next season. Cornerback Xavien Howard has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two years and logged a team-leading 5 interceptions in 2021. Meanwhile, fellow CB Byron Jones broke up 10 passes and forced a fumble.
Miami's fan base has seen their favorite team make the playoffs just once over the last decade and are anxious for some success. Whether or not McDaniel is the guy to bring that success is yet to be seen. The Dolphins have odds set at +3600 to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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