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The Splash Zone 2/7/19: Dolphins Name Chad O’Shea Offensive Coordinator

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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The Dolphins have their new head coach, now they have their new offensive coordinator. The team announced yesterday that Chad O’Shea would be the offenses new play caller after being with the Patriots for the past 10 years. O’Shea worked with the teams wide receivers and got productivity out of less then stellar players. He has never called plays before and will be tasked with turning around one of the leagues worst offenses.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Dolphins hiring Chad O'Shea as offensive coordinator, per sources
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Chris Grier

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Brian Flores

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The Dolphins have played primarily a 4-3 defense in recent seasons. It sounds as if new coach Brian Flores plans to mix in some 3-4. Miami needs pass-rushing linebackers if it's going to make a 3-4 work.

Dolphins Coaching Staff

Dolphins add Tiquan Underwood to coaching staff – ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins are taking on plenty of ex-Patriots, including one who was expatriated the night before the Super Bowl. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Dolphins are hiring Tiquan Underwood as an assistant under offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

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Dolphins Fandom

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