Hiring a proven offensive lineman coach could help development of young offensive lineman
One of the most exciting parts of the Miami Dolphins hiring McDaniel is the idea of a reformed run game. However, in order to reform the run game, the team will need to improve the offensive line.
Whether it be bad coaching or a lack of commitment to developing, the Dolphins have missed badly on recent first and second-round picks at the offensive line. Austin Jackson, the team’s second of three 2020 first-round picks, and 2021 second rounder Liam Eichenberg have struggled in their young professional careers.
Knowing that McDaniel’s offense works around the run, improving the line is a priority. In reality, it would’ve been no matter who took the job.
Hiring the right coach could fix, or start, Eichenberg and Jackson’s development as well as any other young offensive lineman that comes in.
It would make more sense for the team to spend their large-cap space on fixing the offensive line, but we’ve seen Grier choose the cheap route over the star route.
This may not solve the offensive coordinator role, but the team could bring back two familiar faces to both them and McDaniel. The team could pursue 49ers wide receiver coach Wes Welker as offensive coordinator and 49ers offensive lineman coach Chris Foerster in the same capacity.