Dolphins coach Joe Philbin announces that offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has been relieved of his duties.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 6, 2014
The Miami Dolphins will need to find a new offensive coordinator as Mike Sherman is no longer going to be doing it. There had been rumors for some time that this could be coming as the Dolphins floundered in their attempt to make the playoffs down the stretch.
The most disturbing and damaging of the rumors was that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had lost confidence in Sherman as a play caller. Sherman coached Tannehill at Texas A&M, so the two have had a relationship for six years.
Sherman brought the offense they ran in College Station to the Dolphins, which was supposed to make the transition for Tannehill easier and allow him to succeed more quickly. Now, that same offense appears to feel stale for Tannehill. The Dolphins are now trying to find an offense that will be more successful. The other part of that equation is the Dolphins have to find a way to run the football. They struggled in that department much of the season, which put Tannehill in difficult situations to succeed.