The Miami Dolphins on Friday announced their coaching staff under new head coach Brian Flores, who was signed last week from the Patriots organization.
The former New England defensive assistant who is credited with calling the plays on that side of the ball for the Pats' Super Bowl win shared the names of 16 members of his new coaching staff.
They include Jim Caldwell as assistant head coach. Caldwell led the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl as head coach, losing to the New Orleans Saints in the February 2010 game. He was later head coach of the Detroits Lions, but was fired after the 2017 season after not making the playoffs that year.
Caldwell is expected to work closely with the quarterbacks as he has served as a quarterbacks coach in several of his previous stops in the league. He had interviewed for the head coaching position with a number of teams this offseason.
Patrick Graham has been hired as the new defensive coordinator. Graham worked with Flores in New England for seven years in several coaching positions. Most recently, he worked as the linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers last season.
Chad O'Shea has been brought on as Miami's offensive coordinator. He was the wide receivers coach with the Patriots through the Super Bowl.
Here are the names of other coaches who have either been hired or retained:
Danny Crossman (special teams coordinator), Josh Boyer (defensive pass game coordinator/cornerbacks), Karl Dorrell (wide receivers), Pat Flaherty (offensive line), George Godsey (tight ends), Marion Hobby (defensive line), Rob Leonard (linebackers), Tony Oden (safeties), Jerry Schuplinski (assistant quarterbacks), Eric Studesville (running backs), Josh Grizzard (quality control), Matt Lombardi (quality control) and Tiquan Underwood (quality control).
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