Arguably, the most frustrating part about the Adam Gase era, is how poor the offense truly was.
The play-calling was bad.
The personnel was infuriating.
Overall, it was ugly.
So when Dolphins’ General Manager Chris Grier searched far and wide for the team’s next head coach, one of their tasks would be to convince Grier things would be different.
We all know Brian Flores is going to be the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins, but how would his staff look?
With reports suggesting names like Bret Bielema and Patrick Graham on the defensive side of the football, a few names from Flores’ short list leaked: Kliff Kingsbury and Greg Roman.
Obviously, both guys have employment elsewhere. So who might Flores’ turn to as an associate head coach, who could help manage the game and bring a plethora of knowledge to the offensive side of the football?
His name is Jim Caldwell.
Caldwell appears to be in-line to join Flores’ staff as the associate head coach. Whether or not he calls plays, has yet to be decided.
Per The MMQB’s Albert Breer, the Dolphins plan to hire Caldwell as an associate head coach, and could ultimately look to pair him alongside a young-offensive coordinator.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is also reporting that Caldwell will join Flores’ staff.
Caldwell, 63, has a career 64-54 record (including playoff games). Landing a coach with that type of experience, could be invaluable. Allowing Caldwell to assist Flores and be more of an advisor for the offense, would be ideal. But if anyone knows how to call plays in the NFL, it’s Caldwell.
This is a very good hire for a young head coach.
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