The Miami Dolphins hired 5 coaches today, but they still no offensive coordinator. The Phins named John Bonamego as their special teams coordinator, George DeLeone as their tight ends coach, David Puloka as assistant
strength and conditioning coach, Jim Reid as outside linebackers coach and Steve Bush as offensive quality control coach.
With the coaching staff one short of complete, the overall thoughts turn to who will run the offense. The rumors have flown since before Tony Sparano was hired as the HC. The logical choice has always been Sparano mentor Chris Palmer, that was put on the back burner when the Giants advanced to the Super Bowl. The rumor then turned to Dan Henning but that died and recently the talk has surrounded Pete Carmichael out of New Orleans. A few reports have surfaced that Miami has officially offered him the job, and that he has turned it down to stay in New Orleans as a QB coach. Last year Carmichael was offered the OC job under Cameron, but he turned it down.
With Carmichael possibly turning down the job offer, if one actually was offered, the Dolphins will interview ex-Falcons OC Hue Jackson for the same position in Miami. Jackson has a history with Chad Johnson of the Bengals, which should of course fuel the flames of trade talks around that situation, should Jackson get the nod.
Only Miami and St. Louis are currently without an offensive coordinator.
Since 2004, the Dolphins have had a different OC each season.