Miami Dolphins: Grading Mike McDaniel’s coaching staff

Mike McDaniel(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FEBRUARY 10: (L – R) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Garfinkel, Head coach Mike McDaniel, Chairman of the Board/Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross, and General Manager Chris Grier of the Miami Dolphins pose during the introduction of Mike McDaniel to the media on February 10, 2022 at the Miami Dolphins Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

Overall Grade

All and all, I think Mike McDaniel did an awesome job filling out his coaching staff. McDaniel will be calling the plays on offense, so I wanted to see him hire people that could help teach his scheme and plays to the players, and I think he did that.

Miami’s offensive staff has a run-heavy offensive line feel to it, and how can you hate that? Spot the ball and play smash-mouth football, and then it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is! But don’t also let the run-heavy offense distract you from the Wes Welker hire. Welker has been climbing up the ranks and is regarded as one of the bright offensive coaching minds in the NFL.

I said it before, and I’ll say it again, the defensive staff will all lay on Josh Boyer’s shoulders. They will go as far as he can take them, and we will find out how far he can take them. I understand the continuity aspect of it all, but let’s just hope Miami kept the right coach to keep that continuity.

Miami did hire Patrick Surtain and Sam Madison to coach one of the best secondaries in the NFL, which is so awesome and pulling at my childhood heartstrings.

I do enjoy McDaniel’s staff, though, and I am excited to see what they can do in free agency next!

Overall Grade: B+

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