Vic Fangio signing is a deep move for the Miami Dolphins
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins have a defensive coordinator and Vic Fangio is more than just a veteran addition to the staff.
It is going to be interesting to see what Vic Fangio does with the Dolphins coaching staff. It was announced today, not yet by the Dolphins officially, that Fangio has agreed to a three-year deal that also comes with a 4th-year option.
This is a big addition. For one, the contract gives Miami continuity for the next several seasons. Fangio is not likely going to see another head coaching opportunity and he will reshape Miami’s defense.
Fangio also brings a veteran coach to the staff for the first time in this position since Mike Nolan in 2010. That is crazy to think about. Miami has gone with Kevin Coyle, Vance Joseph, Lou Anarumo, Matt Burke, and of course, Josh Boyer.
Now, the Dolphins landed one of the most experienced DCs in NFL history and a coach that is widely respected around the league.
Fangio, and his two-deep safety defense, will bring a stricter coaching style and a no-nonsense approach to Miami. Fangio’s defenses consistently rank in the top 10 of the NFL statistically.
In Miami, he will inherit a deep roster of youth and mixed veteran experience. He has coached Bradley Chubb in Denver and will now work with Jevon Holland, Brandon Jones, Xavien Howard, Christian Wilkins, and Zach Sieler to name a few.
In the locker room, Fangio will be able to work closely with Mike McDaniel and should be able to help McDaniel grow as a coach at this level. It was widely reported that McDaniel coveted Fangio, a coach he admires greatly.
More than likely, McDaniel will be hands-off on the defense and let Fangio run the defense the way he wants to and that is a good thing.
For the first time since 2010, Miami has had that experience they have lacked for so long. Consider also that in all those years, the head coaches didn’t have experience either which makes the learning curve that much harder. Entering his 2nd season, McDaniel just got a big boost to his staff.