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Fins Get Their Man in Offensive Coordinator Search

Fins Get Their Man in Offensive Coordinator Search
Posted January 16th, 2014 @ 7:34am

The Miami Dolphins have been looking for a new General Manager and a new Offensive Coordinator and the team is halfway there. 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor has been hired as offensive coordinator for the Dolphins.  Lazor joined the Eagles a year ago and was instrumental in the development of second-year quarterback Nick Foles, who led the NFL in passing this season. 

He was previously offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. 

What Lazor's hiring likely shows is that the Fins wanted someone in the offensive coordinator position who is experienced and successful as a quarterbacks coach. 

Watching Foles' improvement this season is proof in the pudding for Lazor. 

Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill will head into his third season this summer, and that's the year that many young QBs are expected to show whether they were a draft boon or bust. 

If the Fins are to put their franchise on the arm of Tanny, they have to see him take that leap in year 3.  Lazor is expected to be the guy to help him do that.  Former offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, nor head coach Joe Philbin have ever worked as a quarterbacks coach. 

In addition to Philly, Lazor also worked as QB coach for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks.  Among the head coaches that trusted him in that position were Mike Holmgren and Joe Gibbs.

Mike Sherman was fired as OC for the Fins after their 8-8 season.

Meanwhile, the search for a new General Manager continues for the Dolphins.

Joel Malkin

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