A look at the Miami Dolphins coaching options so far
By Brian Miller
Richard played defensive back from 2002 with the Seahawks to 2007 with a stop in 2005 with the Dolphins. After leaving the NFL he began coaching as a graduate assistant for Southern California. He then joined the Seahawks as an assistant DB coach in 2010 and eventually became the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks under Pete Carroll from 2015 to 2017. He has spent the 2018 season with the Dallas Cowboys as the defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator.
Richard doesn’t have a long resume as a coach but he has coached in the top defensive spot more than a single season and in 2015 his defense was the best in points allowed after he replaced Dan Quinn who left for the Falcons.
Richard has spent a lot of time with Pete Carroll and there is a connection between Chris Grier and Carroll as Grier began his NFL career at the same time Carroll was in New England. Carroll was someone who Grier mentioned in his press conference announcing that he was taking over the VP duties for the Dolphins.
Richard is an interesting candidate that could get a second interview and may emerge as a legit candidate for the job. While he may not be extremely well-known to the fans, he was critical to the formation of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense.