What DC Vance Joseph Brings to the Dolphins

Vance Joesph brings a new defensive approach to the Miami Dolphins.

Vance Joseph has been coaching football ever since he was a graduate assistant with the Colorado Buffaloes, who he played college football for as a defensive back. Joseph was just named the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins

Joseph is of course known for his work with the Cincinnati Bengals as their defensive backs coach, a position he has held since the 2014 season began, In just one season working with the Bengals, Joseph and his defensive backs unit helped the defense improve it's pass defense rank from 20th to 13th in the NFL. This past season, opposing quarterbacks managed just a 78.9 rating, second best in the NFL only to the Seattle Seahawks.

On top of that, the Bengals gave up just 18 passing touchdowns, also second to the Seahawks.

What is it that Joseph does well? For one, he gets the most out of his players, regardless of their age. A great example is Adam Jones, who before making a horrific penalty at the end of Cincinnati's recent playoff collapse against the Pittsburgh Steelers, was having a pretty good season. Joseph was a big difference maker in the revitalization of Jones' career, one that began with the Tennessee Titans back in 2005.

Joseph also has had the ability to learn under Paul Guenther, one of the best new defensive coordinators in the league.

Hopefilly, Joseph will make the most out of this opportunity. He will be the head of the defense while Gase will be spending the majority of his time calling the offensive plays for the Miami Dolphins.


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