DAVIE, Fla. — Brian Flores officially hired 16 assistant coaches to join him in his mission to turnaround the Miami Dolphins, for example Jim Caldwell because his assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach.
Caldwell is now the coach on the staff and he will be considered a sounding board for Flores. Caldwell returns for the NFL after sitting outside the 2018 season.
The Dolphins also officially named Chad O’Shea as director, Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator and Danny Crossman as special teams coordinator.
Flores, under a week later after holding the high-powered Rams offense to three points as The Patriots’ defensive playcaller in superbowl LIII, nabbed three coaches off The Patriots’ staff to join : O’Shea (previously Patriots receivers trainer ), Josh Boyer as defensive pass game coordinator/cornerbacks coach (previously Patriots cornerbacks trainer ) and Jerry Schuplinski as assistant quarterbacks coach (previously same standing with Patriots).
He also won Super Bowls as a assistant coach with the Colts (Superbowl XLI) and Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl XLVII). Caldwell’s expertise lies with quarterbacks, where he’s helped lead Peyton Manning, Joe Flacco and Matthew Stafford to some of their greatest seasons.
“Jim is also an unbelievable person, a man of faith and a excellent football coach. His experience as a head coach will be invaluable for me,” Flores said. “Jim can be just a good teacher, exceptionally organized and someone that I have a lot of respect for.”
Caldwell will soon be a key resource for O’Shea, who will soon be a firsttime offensive coordinator. The two will come together to create an offense for the rebuilding Dolphins revolving round a new quarterback. Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins’ starter since 2012, just isn’t expected to come back to Miami in 20-19.
Miami is currently keeping three assistant trainers from the Adam Gase age: Running backs coach Eric Studesville, safety (previously defensive backs) coach Tony Oden and quality control coach Josh Grizzard.