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When asked about the style of offense the Miami Dolphins would use moving forward new coach Joe Philbin joked he doesn’t even know what the west coast offense is during his introductory press conference.
Or maybe Philbin wasn’t joking because when I asked Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who has supposedly used the west coast offense and concepts since his Denver days, to explain the west coast concepts he had the same response.
“I have no idea what the west coast offense means anymore,” Shanahan said with a light chuckle. “I use to know 20 years ago when Bill Walsh used the term.”
Shanahan is referring to the former 49ers and Stanford coaching legend, who is viewed as the father of the West Coast offense, which you can read about here.
Philbin has utilized many of those concepts successfully for the past five seasons as Green Bay’s offensive coordinator. However, he’s non-committal about the type of attacking approach he’ll bring to Miami.
A lot may depend on the offensive coordinator...
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On Thursday, the Miami Dolphins made two moves, filling out their coaching roster with the additions of both an offensive and defensive coordinators. The Miami Dolphins announced the hiring of Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as the choice to assume the duties of head coach last week and yesterday, Philbin announced his choices as his coordinators...
The Miami Dolphins named Mike Sherman and Kevin Coyle as their offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively.
The veteran coaches were the first major hires by new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin.
Sherman, a former head coach with Green Bay, hired Philbin as an assistant coach with the Packers in 2003. They also served on the same staff at Tulane in the 1980s.
Coyle has spent...
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Miami Dolphins new head coach Joe Philbin chose his coaching staff on Friday, naming Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator and Kevin Coyle as defensive coordinator.
At least it's not as embarrassing as a Bill Belichick coaching tree butt tattoo.
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