Dolphins Name Co-Offensive Coordinators

The Dolphins searched for an offensive coordinator. Ultimately, they found two. The Dolphins are set to split the job between running backs coach Eric Studesville and quarterbacks coach George Godsey, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

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With Chan Gailey out of the picture, the Dolphins are looking at their third offensive coordinator setup in three years. They considered upwards of six candidates in total, including Steelers quarterbacks coach Matt Canada, Chargers QBs coach Pep Hamilton, and 49ers run-game coordinator Mike McDaniel. Instead of going out-of-house, the Dolphins have opted to keep things consistent with Studesville and Godsey.

Most of those candidates would have been first-time NFL OCs, but Godsey comes with previous experience, having served as Bill O’Brien‘s OC in Houston from 2015-16. He’s been a position coach since, including a turn as the Dolphins’ tight ends coach. Studesville — serving as a pro OC for the first time — has 24 seasons of NFL offensive experience under his belt.

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    • Aaron Johnson

      It doesn’t take a genius to know that any organization thrives when it has two leaders. Go ahead, name a country that doesn’t have two presidents. A boat that sets sail without two captains. Where would Catholicism be without the Popes?

  1. Lars MacDonald

    I had hoped I was wrong, but over the past few days I had a feeling this was going to happen.

    When Buffalo’s QB Coach (Ken Dorsey) didn’t get announced on Monday morning as the next OC, it felt like this was the direction they would go.

    Having two leaders almost always means having no leaders. So, I’m not a fan of this decision. I sure hope they can make it work.

    • trout27

      There won’t be two play callers on game day. One is a passing game coordinator and the other a running game coordinator. They both will work on the game plan.

  2. Ak185

    I still have faith in Miami, but some of their moves in the Grier/Flores era have been…strange. The Igbonighebe (I’ve certainly misspelled that, apologies) pick and the handling of Tu’a’s benching/unbenching as examples. maybe not horrible necessarily, but certainly head scratchers. Miami seems to have made a lot of good moves, but also a handful of strange ones. It feels almost as if this is less of a cooperative job title and somewhat of a competitive one between Studesville and Godsey. Whomever impresses more will slowly gain traction over the other or assume the coordinator role eventually. If neither impresses, Miami will hire someone else. I suppose the continuity should help Tu’a, but anything other than cooperative agreement likely won’t.

    If the Dolphins really could not decide and are using this as a sort of audition for the larger O.C. role, it may backfire. I don’t know, honestly, but maybe a Miami fan can shed light in that possibility. Just trying to figure the reasoning behind this move with a young QB in need of a solid gameplan with some continuity. We’ll see how it all plays out of course-it may work-but it does just feel strange to me.

  3. xpensivewinos

    When you have two, you really have none, right?

    This is a profoundly stupid move at this level.

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