— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2014
The Miami Dolphins have hired Bill Lazor, formerly the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach, to be their offensive coordinator. The Dolphins were expected to hire Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, who had a relationship with head coach Joe Philbin, who was with the Packers before he went to Miami. Multiple reports said an interview was not even necessary. McAdoo ultimately went to the New York Giants to be their offensive coordinator and the Dolphins pick Lazor.
Lazor will get credit for the development of quarterback Nick Foles and be tasked with continuing the development of Ryan Tannehill in Miami as well as building an offense around him that can be more effective than it was under Mike Sherman. The Dolphins struggled to run the ball and with pass protection at times, which were not on Sherman, but what did hurt him was that Tannehill reportedly lost confidence in him.
In addition to further investment in the offensive line and trying to find the right back to get some work done on the ground, Lazor has Tannehill, Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Charles Clay. It will depend on Lazor’s philosophy, but tight end was a problem for the Dolphins after injuries devastated them there. The natural question that onlookers will have with Lazor is how much of an impact Chip Kelly has had on him and how he will run their offense.