For the most point, since the promotion of Dan Campbell, Darren Rizzi, and Lou Anarumo it’s been a relatively quiet past few days for the Miami Dolphins.
Head coach Dan Campbell has his coaching staff in place and it is back to business for the Miami Dolphins. What I can tell is that Campbell will be shuffling some player personal next. I think we will see a huge dose of rookie DeVante Parker who has been nursing an injury and has pretty much been put in the back of the wide receiver rotation.
The focus for me on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans is to see if new defensive coach Lou Anarumo has made any changes to stop the run. Stopping the run has to be the main focus if the Dolphins want to contend with any team in the NFL. With cornerback Brent Grimes going out to an injury in the last game against the New York Jets, the 'Fins will need help. Will the Dolphins go with cornerback Jamar Taylor to replace Grimes? If Miami were to start Taylor in Grimes’ place, the Dolphins will more than likely move cornerback Brice McCain in to the nickel role where he is more comfortable playing. He played this role for the Pittsburgh Steelers before the Dolphins signed him in March of this year.
In the running back position, I think no drastic changes will occur. Lamar Miller will be the starter and maybe Jonas Gray might be a back up to him. I think that would be a potent duo coming out of the backfield.
Offensively, the Miami Dolphins have to throw down the field. With our talent at the receiver position, Miami should have deep threats on both sides of the line on every down. DeVante Parker on one side and Jarvis Landry on the other side, or Rishard Matthews on one side with Jarvis Landry on the other, or Greg Jennings on one side with Jarvis Landry on the other side, or Kenny Stills on one side with Jarvis Landry on the other side…can you see where I am going with this?
Reports have already started about the Miami Dolphins approaching the thought of trying to land New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton after the season is done. That is… if the Saints end up firing him. My question is why light this fire? Miami just promoted Dan Campbell to this position…let's see what he can do. What if Campbell wins out, I think the decision would be made for the Miami Dolphins. In my opinion, Miami brass should show some confidence in their newly appointed head coach and give Dan Campbell some support, not oust him before he shows what he can do. Not saying they shouldn’t have a plan for the future, but the Miami brass could have kept this under wraps for the time being.
Good Luck coach Campbell and the Miami Dolphins. Go get a huge win against the Tennessee Titan on Sunday.