Miami Dolphins Have Not Named Kacy Rodgers Replacement


Kacy Rodgers is long gone. Shortly after former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles was hired as the New York Jets head coach, Rodgers joined him as the teams defensive coordinator. In Miami the vacated defensive line coaching job remains vacant. That was 12 days ago.

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The Dolphins seem to be in no hurry to fill the position (which means they will fill it today because I said that). Head coach Joe Philbin has been very methodical to his off-season approach thus far. Following the seasons end he announced that he would take a long look at the entire season and evaluate all of his coaching staff prior to making a decision on the future of those staff members. Specifically Kevin Coyle. After several weeks it was unceremoniously announced by reporters that Philbin opted to keep Coyle and make no changes to any staff members.

Rodgers however was out of his control.

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It was first thought that Philbin would look internally for his replacement. Charlie Bullen served as the teams assistant defensive line coach and still remains in the same position. It’s possible that Philbin is still looking at outside options but many of the available coaches are being placed into vacated position with the teams that made head coaching changes.

It’s likely that the Dolphins will fill the void sometime in the near future and Bullen is still a possibility. Perhaps the Dolphins could promote Bullen and hire a young ex-player to start his coaching career as the defensive line assistant. Jason Taylor anyone?

The thought isn’t preposterous. Taylor spent part of training camp last year working with the coaches and if Taylor is considering a jump into that foray the Dolphins might be able to provide an opportunity. That’s not to say it would happen, but it’s a thought that I would consider if I were the one making the decisions. Which of course I am not.