Miami Dolphins losing Matt Burke to the Philadelphia Eagles
By Brian Miller
According to reports Miami Dolphins embattled defensive coordinator is moving on and joining the Philadelphia Eagles.
Earlier today it was announced that Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator is expected to join the Philadelphia Eagles as an aide to Eagles DC Jim Schwartz.
The news is good for Dolphins fans who have not been fond of the top defensive coach. While Burke did well with the Dolphins linebackers in 2016 it was his role as the DC in 2017 and 2018 that had fans confused and wanting him gone.
Burke consistently presented a defensive unit that more often than not looked confused and unorganized if not unprepared. His ability to make in-game adjustments was also regularly criticized. Towards the end of the season Burke told members of the media that he was calling the right plays which indicated to many that the players were not executing.
Burke’s defense ranked on the bottom of the NFL in many statistical categories but they were most horrible at stopping the run.
The news of Burke leaving isn’t really a surprise as it was a matter of time. Brian Flores is expected to hire Patrick Graham, the Green Bay Packers former linebacker coach for the role. With Flores a defensive guy and rumors that Miami may be moving to a 3-4 and giving up the 4-3, there was no room for Burke who likely didn’t want to stick around anyways.
Miami is starting to shed the former Adam Gase coaching staff already watching Dowell Loggains leave and WR coach Shawn Jefferson. Other coaches are expected to leave as well but fans have been waiting to hear about the status of Burke who joins a long list of DC’s who simply were out of their element.