Why I love the Dolphins hiring Bill Lazor as their new offensive coordinator
The Miami Dolphins have spent their offseason thinking about what could have been had their offense scored more than a total of 7 points during the final 2 games of the season. They could’ve made it to the postseason and might’ve had a chance at advancing. Since the Dolphins didn’t have playoff games to worry about, the powers that be have been interviewing candidates, trying to fill their General Manager and Offensive Coordinator positions.
The search for a new General Manager continues, with more interviews expected this week. However, it seems as though the Offensive Coordinator search has come to an end. The Dolphins have found their man, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN:
Dolphins hire Eagles QB coach Bill Lazor as new OC, per sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 15, 2014
When I saw this tweet, I was shocked. In fact, I was in the middle of writing a piece about how great an idea it would be to bring in Gary Kubiak as the Dolphins Offensive Coordinator. But alas, Mort has cancelled that story! I was also shocked because ESPN reported yesterday that Lazor was set to become the Offensive Coordinator in Detroit.
Apparently ESPN was wrong yesterday…hopefully they aren’t today, because I really like Lazor as the Dolphins Offensive Coordinator. Lazor was the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Virginia from 2010-2012. He spend last season learning from Chip Kelly and helping to make Nick Foles, the Eagles backup QB, the highest rated QB in the NFL. Foles finished the season with a 119 QB rating, while leading the Eagles to the NFC East Championship. (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)