This is such a quiet time right now…and why? The coaching staff for new Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano has yet to be filled out. Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland are likely headed to the Senior Bowl festivities some time this week, so why is there so little to report?
Well, for one, the search for a new offensive coordinator took a two week hit yesterday when the Giants beat the Packers to head to the Super Bowl. Not only is the offensive system changing, but now we have to wait get the system rolling as it is still widely speculated that the Dolphins are targeting NYG QB coach Chris Palmer. It takes more than just handing out playbooks to implement a system. More than just teaching and practicing. The OC could be studying game film, see what he has. He could be breaking down the list of possible FA’s and working with the coach to develop a combined system of it all…but we wait.
The good news I guess is that both Todd Bowles and Paul Pasqualoni should be arriving officially by Wednesday as the Assistant HC of Defense and Defensive Coordinator – respectively. From there, the Dolphins will at least have a plan in place for the defense….a 3-4.
So for now, there just isn’t anything to really jump up and down about. But that will change soon enough. There is still a ways to go before the draft and a month and a half before the start of the free agency period. Stay tuned.