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The Splash Zone 1/20/23: Evaluating Dolphins defense

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While Brian Flores was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, the defense was tenacious and was blitz happy. When Mike McDaniel was hired, the defense was kept in tac because Josh Boyer was retained as defensive coordinator. This was not kind to the Dolphins defense. The unit was so banged up during the season that special teams players were key contributors on a weekly basis. It’s easy to blame the injuries on the defenses performance this past season and Boyer wasn’t going to use that as an excuse. But now the Dolphins will have to find a new defensive coordinator as Boyer was relieved of his duties yesterday along with a handful of other defensive coaches.

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

Dolphins 2022 grades: Assessing a defense that faced injuries, special teams that struggled
Key players on defense sustained season-ending injuries, while special teams struggled in the return game again.

Dolphins Coaching Staff

Dolphins announce coaching staff changes
The Dolphins announced today that they have parted ways with defensive coordinator Josh Boyer.

Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Josh Boyer, dismiss multiple assistants
Boyer was a member of Brian Flores’ inaugural staff and retained after Mike McDaniel arrived as head coach last year.

After Firing Defensive Coordinator Josh Boyer, Miami Dolphins Should Swing for Fences
The Dolphins should get the best, most accomplished replacement for fired defensive coordinator Josh Boyer. One name looms above all others.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins 2022 Review: WR Tyreek Hill - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Tyreek Hill had such a productive first season with the Miami Dolphins he's going to have a tough time matching it moving forward

Dolphins Offseason

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Dolphins end up setting several team playoff records

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