NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora reports the Dolphins have agreed to terms with Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator and Kevin Coyle as defensive coordinator.
When Sherman failed to land the Tampa head coaching gig it was pretty clear that he was going to join Miami as the new offensive coordinator.
Sherman the former head coach of the Packers who has previously worked with Philbin had decent success in the league winning three divisions 2000-2005. Sherman’s offenses were very balanced breaking the franchise record for rushing in 2003 and for passing in 2004. Sherman implemented the west coast offense throughout his career and most likely do the same in Miami where he will call the plays.
Sherman’s run blocking schemes should be helpful for Daniel Thomas and could lead to more productive for the 2nd year running back who struggled in his first year. Sherman’s offenses held passing records under Brett Farve and were always able to put up big points.
Sherman also a former Texas A&M coach might encourage Philbin to take a long look at Ryan Tannehill in this year’s draft. Sherman also previously helped the Texans improve from 28th to the 14th best offense in the league in 07.
Sherman knows Philbin well and the two should be able to work together quite nicely with Philbin organizing the game plan and Sherman calling the plays.
On the other side of the ball the Dolphins hired Kevin Coyle to run the defense. Coyle has known Philbin for years according to the Miami Herald.
Kevin Coyle, he worked in the league for 35 years and as Bengals’ defensive backs coach and has made Cincinnati ranked one of the top units in the league with 160 interceptions.
Coyle has big shoes to fill as Nolan did a pretty good job in Miami. Coyle will build around the Dolphins two young corners to try and build an elite d.