If the Miami Dolphins want someone with experience, Callahan could be the guy.
Bill Callahan, Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
Just listen, please. I know every Dolphins fan wants a high octane offense that throws the ball all over the yard. And yes, Callahan is an “old guy” just like Chan Gailey. However there are other factors that go into scoring points than just running a pass heavy offense. I would personally not hire Callahan, but he should absolutely bring him in for an interview once Cleveland is eliminated (which they might be when you are reading this).
Callahan is a proven offensive line developer. He was the offensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys from 2012 to 2014. That big mammoth offensive line was developed, in part, by Callahan. The 2014 Cowboys finished tied for third in points per game under Callahan. He also worked with star offensive linemen in Washington like Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff. The Browns offensive line has blossomed under his tutelage. Wyatt Davis went from a backup to one of the best guards in the NFL.
Brian Flores is hell bent on improving this run game. Callahan is the simplest way to do that. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that Callahan spends three years as the offensive coordinator in Miami. At least one of Robert Hunt, Austin Jackson, or Solomon Kindley will become pro bowlers. This is a position that he has simply mastered. His power run concepts would fit great with their skill sets.
Ultimately, the Dolphins are probably going with a “quarterback guy”. Much of their early short list illustrates that mindset. Obviously improving the run game is important, but developing Tua Tagovailoa is much more important. It’s going to be a fun off-season in South Florida, and it all starts with finding a new play caller.