Assistant Coaches Update

Here is the latest on the Dolphins search to add assistant coaches

Kevin Coyle
-Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that it is almost a lock that Bengals secondary coach Kevin Coyle will be the Dolphins new defensive coordinator. And he is bringing along Jacksonville linebackers coach Mark Duffner with him. Coyle and Duffner have worked together previously at Maryland and Holy Cross and are long time friends. Duffner also worked with Philbin in Green Bay.

-Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network is reporting that Mike Sherman is the leader to get the Tampa Bay head coaching job according to many people in NFL circles. So, Miami will have to expand its search for an offensive coordinator. Now, the Dolphins are not allowing Brian Daboll to talk to other teams currently and there is a chance Daboll could be retained in Miami as offensive coordinator. Other candidates could be WR coach Edgar Bennett and TE coach Ben McAdoo from the Packers. Like we read yesterday, taking Green Bay assistants is off limits, unless its a dramatic step up in grade. Which for a WR or TE coach to be a coordinator it would be. Also, the offensive coordinator hire will tell alot about the Fins quarterback search this offseason. If they go with a Packer coach, then no matter what is said or reported, Matt Flynn is atop their wish list. If Philbin keeps Daboll, then Peyton Manning is in play as Daboll doesn't run a west coast offense and Petyon isn't going to be playing in a west coast offense.

-Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel is reporting as of now only two Dolphins coaches from last year have kept their jobs. Defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers and Special Teams Coordinator Darern Rizzi.

In other news Gregg Rosenthal of and is reporting he is hearing the Dolphins prefer Peyton Manning over Matt Flynn and Mario Williams over Rob Ninkovich.