Dolphins Likely To Hire Pats’ Chad O’Shea

The Dolphins are set to hire Brian Flores as their next head coach and Flores is bringing some friends with him to South Beach. The ‘Fins are expected to hire Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea as their new offensive coordinator, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel.

Flores can’t be formally hired until after the Super Bowl, but his staff is already taking shape. He’s reportedly tapped former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell as his assistant HC and former Packers linebackers coach Patrick Graham will be his defensive coordinator.

Flores and O’Shea have been working together since 2009 and, as Kelly notes, O’Shea is regarded as an up-and-coming offensive mind. Last year, O’Shea was believed to be a top OC candidate for Josh McDaniels‘ staff in Indianapolis, but he stayed in New England when McDaniels elected to do the same.

Last year, McDaniels was effusive in his praise of O’Shea.

Chad’s unbelievable,” McDaniels told Mark Daniels of the Milford Daily News. “He’s incredibly responsible for any and all of our success in the red zone. He does a lot of that work and prepares us well for that situation in the game.

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4 comments on “Dolphins Likely To Hire Pats’ Chad O’Shea

  1. crosseyedlemon

    So basically the plan in Miami is to keep poaching until the next Shula or Griese is available.

  2. Guest617

    poach a coach should require teams to send a compensation draft pick. it’s become a yearly tradition to pillage the patriot coaching staff

    • Dok1234

      Sure, as long as the Patriots give better compensation back when the majority of those coaches inevitably fail miserably

    • dave13

      No it shouldn’t and the Pats aren’t the only team this happens to every year. If a coach is leaving for a promotion then current team have the option to promote him or let him go that’s how it works and should remain. Draft picks are coveted in NFL teams needing to fill their staff up would decimate their draft stock which is just silly seeing as most teams that are replacing coach/ whole staff are the teams struggling and to take away picks goes against competitive balance.

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