After their roller-coaster of a season, the Miami Dolphins were bounced in the first round of the playoffs in a heartbreaking loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Now, their attention is focused on next season, and it appears that they are going to do so with an almost entirely brand-new defensive coaching staff.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 19, 2023
So far in the offseason, the Dolphins have fired their defensive coordinator, outside linebackers coach, and safeties coach.
The Dolphins front office has put their full faith and trust in new coach Mike McDaniel.
Because of this, McDaniel has wanted to curate his staff, leaving no remnants of Brian Flores’ former coaching regime.
McDaniel has created a unique culture within the Dolphins’ locker room, and the players, at least from an outsider’s perspective, look to have great respect for him.
Moving forward, the Dolphins will have plenty of personnel decisions to make as they turn their focus to 2023.
One question that remains unanswered is the status of franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa suffered multiple head injuries throughout the course of the season, and his health and abilities for the future will undoubtedly be one of the most talked-about stories of the offseason.
McDaniel’s offense under Tagovailoa was one of the league’s best this season, averaging 24.6 points per game when he was under center.
They are loaded with elite talent on both sides of the ball, but just couldn’t put it together this year, largely due to their injuries.
The next several weeks will reveal a lot about this organization.