When the Miami Dolphins enter the 2014-15 regular season, they will be doing so with a new man leading their offense. Ryan Tannehill will still be the man in charge of executing the gameplans on the field, but their new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor could bring an added flare and dynamic that the team has previously lacked.
Before joining the Dolphins, Lazor served as the quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
While working under Chip Kelly, Lazor was able to help lead Nick Foles to a breakout season and bring some excitement to the Eagles offense. So far, it appears that he is bringing that same strategies that worked in Philadelphia to South Beach.
“It’s reminiscent of Chip Kelly’s offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style,” an unnamed player told the Miami Herald. “There are some West Coast offense concepts. Some shotgun, some under center. They’ve discussed having both no huddle and huddle. It’s fast tempo.”
The Dolphins could use some added dynamic to their offense, so if Lazor can find a way to take what he learned from Chip Kelly and get the Dolphins players to buy into his new system, we could see an entirely different Ryan Tannehill and company in 2014.
Of course, it will all rely on the success of their revamped offensive line.