Dolphins Aiming for Big Results After More Changes

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) celebrates after making an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Despite all the changes Brian Flores made in his first season as Dolphins’ head coach, he certainly isn’t slowing down in the off-season.

Half of the coaching staff is new to the team. That includes offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and defensive coordinator Josh Boyer.

Even the players are wondering how the team will look going into next season.

“I think coach Flo knows what he’s doing, what’s best for the team,” linebacker Trent Harris said on Friday. “And I know coach Boyer has a lot of experience, so I know he knows what he’s doing. He’s very innovative. So I think it’s a great change. So we’ll see what happens.”

Backup quarterback Jake Rudock, who spent time with Gailey, says, “It was very informal. Just talking to understand each other and it was the first time I ever met the guy, so we sat down and had a good conversation.”

When asked what he is expecting from the offense, Rudock said, “Let’s look at old film with Fitz and Chan.”

In 2015, Gailey was the Jets’ offensive coordinator as Ryan Fitzpatrick went 10-6 and threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns, making all career highs. Fitzpatrick also played for Gailey at Buffalo a decade ago.

One thing is for sure. The team is setting high expectations coming off a lackluster season.

Time will tell if the changes pay off…fingers crossed!

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