Vikings hire Dolphins LBs coach George Edwards as defensive coordinator

Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins linebacker coach George Edwards talks with linebacker against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins coaching staff took a hit on Thursday, with news that linebackers coach George Edwards would be leaving the team to join former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer on the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff.

Zimmer was named as the Vikings head coach earlier this week and now he is responsible with filling his staff.

Edwards will become the team’s defensive coordinator.

From Alex Marvez of FOX Sports:

Edwards has previous experience as a defensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills.

He has also worked with Zimmer in the past, when the two were part of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff back in 2001.

Topics: George Edwards, Minnesota Vikings

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  • David Mallow

    He is a great defensive mind and pushes his players to perform at their best. But is he able to run the entire defense effectively? I know he had before, but the Buffalo defense was terrible. ? Just wondering if anyone has any better knowledge of what he is about

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