Breaking down Miami Dolphins Brian Flores’ impressive coaching staff
By Brian Miller
Chad O’shea – Offensive coordinator
O’Shea has been coaching since 1996 when he was a graduate assistant at the University of Houston where he would also coach the receivers, tight-ends, and special teams, in his four seasons at the school. His first NFL gig would come in 2003 as a volunteer assistant with the Chiefs.
In 2004 and 2005 he was an assistant special teams coach as he broke into the leagues coaching ranks. He spent more time with the Vikings from 2006 to 2008 coaching, wide-receivers primarily as an offensive assistant. In 2008 he joined the Patriots as the teams wide-receiver coach. A position he held until this week.
O’Shea never served as an offensive coordinator but his value to the Patriots has been easy to see. The players love his attention to the details of film study and several players including Julian Edelman credit O’Shea with helping them develop into an NFL receiver.
If there is one thing that is very clear with the Patriot receivers under O’Shea is that they run clear routes and are familiar with how the defense is covering them allowing them to be on the same page as the quarterback.
In Miami O’Shea should get his fingerprints on the Dolphins receivers and tight-ends quickly and players like Mike Gesicki, Jakeem Grant, and Albert Wilson should all benefit from his direction. While he will be a greenhorn calling offensive plays, he will have time along with Flores to develop an offense.
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