Brian Daboll may not be the next great head coach in the NFL but as far as the Miami Dolphins are concerned, he might be the best option for them.
Daboll served as the Dolphins offensive coordinator in the final Tony Sparano season. He witnessed the misery of that final year first hand and when Joe Philbin was hired the following year, Daboll was off to the Chiefs to serve under Andy Reid in the same position.
Daboll has an extensive resume dating all the way back to William and Mary in 1997 as a volunteer assistant. He spent time with the Patriots, Jets, Browns, and of course the Bills but perhaps the more intriguing stint came in his time with Alabama as their OC working with a young Tua Tagovailoa.
Many believe that Daboll is the perfect coach to compliment Tua and that any coach who might be willing to spend a year with him to help him get better rather than immediately replace him would be Daboll. The question, like with other first time HCs, is whether or not he can hire quality assistants.
Considering his resume, he has coached with a lot of others and to date, he doesn’t seem to have too many detractors. For now, if the Dolphins want to go once again with a first time HC, Daboll is the best option.
Coaches the Dolphins have not reportedly reached out to
The Dolphins don’t need permission to speak with unemployed coaches and they may or may not have reached out to the following.
Jim Harbaugh, Jim Caldwell, Doug Pederson. We will know over the next couple of weeks if they should or shouldn’t be added to the list.