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ESPN reports Daboll is the new OC, question is why?

I know what you are thinking: You are simply wondering why him?

If ESPN's report that Brian Daboll will be hired as Miami's new offensive coordinator (The Herald has not as of this writing been able to independently confirm this), then you're asking why coach Tony Sparano hired a coordinator whose team scored fewer points than the Dolphins broken offense in 2010.

The Dolphins also scored more points than Daboll's Browns in 2009.

I don't have an explanation for you at this time. I'm hoping to get an explanation at some point. It's a tough day for that as I'm flying back from Boston today so timing might be an issue.

In the meantime, I can tell you Daboll (35 years old) is younger than Dan Henning, whom he is replacing. And he is an enthusiastic sort as the video below shows.

Daboll's NFL experience is out of the Bill Belichick coaching tree. He was hired in 2000 by the Patriots as a defensive assistant. He became wide receivers coach in 2002. He left the Pats in 2006 to go with Eric Mangini to the Jets as their QB coach.

In 2009, Daboll again migrated with Mangini, this time to Cleveland where he served as offensive coordinator. Obviously, he was on the outs in Cleveland when Mangini was fired. And now he is apparently on the ins with the Dolphins.

 

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Here's an explaination...

WE SUCK!

Can THIS GET ANY WORSE......................................SOMEBODY PLEASE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!

So a wonderfully gifted mind like Tony Sparano joins forces with super offensive coodinator Brian Daboll.

Miami is looking like a team that can score 30 plus points a game.

Hey ROSS! thanks for destorying our Fins season!!!

Those that love mediocre, offense.....this victory id for you!!!!

Brian Daboll incompetantly did a chest bump. He will be switching to the Tony Sparano guido FIST PUMP.

I TELL YOU WHY ARMANDO;;;;;;;


1-SINCE SPARANO HAS A SAY ON HIRING COACHES...HE CHOSE ONE LOSER TO MAKE SURE HIS SPOT IS SECURED .

2-MANY OC'S AROUND THE LEAGUE HAVE REFUSED TO BE INTERVIEWED BY FINS LIKE, MACDNIEAL AND PAT SHRUMER.

3-THIS A SIGN SPARANO HIMSELF WILL CALL THE PLAYS.JUST HIRED A DUMMY .

If I was a joke writer, this would be a godsend.

It feels like Tony Sparano just raped FIN FANS everywhere with this move.....sad thing is we it one of legal kinds that you can get away with for another year.....

Thanks Ralph Wilson*Ross*

Its obvious armando...HE SOLD HIM ON THE FG FIST PUMP

Wow, he's younger than Henning. I bet that looked great on his resume!

So, where are the ones who said Sparano's extension would land us a big name OC?

Sadly, the rest of the NFL isn't as naive as some of the bloggers here. The extension fooled no one. And that's exactly who we landed as our next OC, a no one.

TICKET SALES are plummeting as we speak.....Henning must've guided sparano on the ways of playing not to win on his way out the door!!!!

ANOTHER REASON;;;;;;;;;;;


IRELAND WILL BE OUT THIS YEAR , WHY WOULD HE AGREE ON A GOOD HIRE SINCE HE'S LEVING .........


HOW IN HELL YOU ALLOW IRELAND TO DRAFT FOR IN 2011 DRAFT WHEN HE KNOWS HE'S GOING .

SPORANO AND THIS GUY INSTANTLY BONDED....LIKE SOUL MATES...

Well, there goes the neighborhood. We should have a fan union, with VETO power. Aren't the Packers publically owned?

This is craaaaaaaaaaaaap

DODBALL SALARY...... 33,000

Well, on the Free agency

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/557147-miami-dolphins-15-free-agents-the-team-sould-pursue-during-the-2011-offseason

"HOW IN HELL YOU ALLOW IRELAND TO DRAFT FOR IN 2011 DRAFT WHEN HE KNOWS HE'S GOING ."

Aloco, how do you allow Sparano to coach in 2011 when you know he's going? That didn't stop you from telling everyone how much you wanted Sparano back.

This team is stuck in neutral & going nowhere n a hurry. Hurts me to say it but we're in a rutt!

Sun Life Stadium should change to Dead In A Coffin Stadium.....where fish go to die!!!!

lol @ Aloco...i was thing $33.00

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View full sizeTracy Boulian/Plain Dealer Not much has gone right for Brian Daboll's offense this season.ensive coordinator Brian Daboll's press conference, Nov. 20, 2009

(On what can be done to improve the passing game)- “With last week in terms of playing the Baltimore Ravens, they do a good job of keeping those safeties deep with Ed Reed. Some of the passes that we threw last week were called runs. Brady (Quinn) just went and he saw the guy off a little bit and some of the game plan was dictated in terms of his tools. In terms of stretching the field vertically, there were plays that we did call it deep and it didn’t go there. If it would have went there it probably would have been close. We just have to take some shots down the field.”

(On if Quinn in reluctant to throw down the field)- “No, I think Brady is smart. We tried to do that a few times the first time we played those guys and they got three picks off of him. We were being smart with it.”

(On if they will take more shots downfield this week)- “We have them in the game plan every week. What you are trying to do in the passing game is create horizontal lanes and vertical lanes. We’ll call them and if they are going to give them to us, we are going to take them.”

(On if the team should do better against the 31st defense instead of a top 10 defense)- “I go in every week wanting to do well against any defense that we play. I know Jim (Schwartz) and Gunther (Cunningham) and played against those guys. They scrap. They flight. They go after it. They are well coached. We have to play well whether it’s Baltimore or whether it’s Detroit. We have to play better than we have been playing.”

(On if the deep throws would have been close to being completions or interceptions)- “We were being safe, particularly with Ed Reed back there. We had the one that D.A. (Derek Anderson) threw back up there [the last time we played and] (Dawan) Landry came. We threw another one. It’s not just a function of that. It’s a function of protection too, of being able to hold up and throw it down the field a little bit deeper than you want to.”

(On if during the game he thinks the team needs to take shots downfield)- “Everybody has their call sheet set up and you have a specific spot for those call sheet intermediate chunk throws, play-action throws. Yes.”

(On if having a losing record makes him be less aggressive)- “No. You go in and you have your plan and you have your plays. There’s a lot to select from and you call what you want to call there based on the percentage of what they like to play. No it doesn’t.”

(On if there are moments when you want to pound your head against the wall)- “There’s definitely moments you want to do that, but you fight through the adversity and you believe in what you’ve learned from the guys that you’ve worked for. You coach the players up. Again, I still feel these players, they’re busting their tails. They are giving good attention. They are going out there and they are practicing their butts off. Is it frustrating? You’re damn right it’s frustrating, but you keep on hammering away. You don’t let one week affect the next week. You just keep on plowing through it.”

(On trying to find the right formula on offense)- “We change quite a bit each week. We have a set philosophy. We have tried empty, moved the pocket throws, some deep throws, some Wildcat and we are going to continue to do that. You try to get into a flow of a game. Last week in the first half, there weren’t any points, but it was completion plays. Get them out. Be safe early. Keep it close. Then we get to the third play of the second half, if you remember, we got tipped. It was a screen pass to Josh (Cribbs). It’s a game of inches but it was that close from going a real long way if we hit it. We go three-and-out. We come back, we run a play. We are open there in the slot. We throw it. It’s a little bit high. It goes off our hands. They run it back.”

(On if he thinks it is important to have an experienced quarterback to mentor a younger quarterback)- “I think anytime, regardless of the position you are in, it’s important to have some veteran leadership at that position group. When I was at New England I had Troy Brown and David Patten. It was my first year as a receiver coach. We went out and we drafted Deion Branch and David Givens. Those guys were crucial to the development of those two young guys.

David’s been hurt and [is] out of the league now, but crucial to the development of the success that they had early at New England. You look at a guy like Matt Cassel being around Tom Brady all of the time. I had Brett (Favre) at New York. You watch (Matt) Hasselbeck when you are watching tape or you watch (Aaron) Rodgers. They have a lot of those little things that Brett Favre does and that’s something that they learned from him. Just like when you watched Matt last year at New England. I am not saying that they are that guy, but it’s good to have a guy like that [who] you can learn from. You can see how they study the game. You can go out there and watch them at practice. That’s always valuable I think.”

(On if it would have been to have a veteran quarterback here)- “I think it’s always good if you can, yes I do.”

(On the lack of scoring)- “It’s not fun. We are going out there and working. It’s not like we are not trying. We are trying our butts off. Trust me. It’s not to the point where you are going to be hiding underneath the table. You can’t do that. You have to come up, wake up the next day and go out there and fight. We have to execute. We have to execute to keep the drives going and we have to hit some plays. Like the play to Mohamed (Massaquoi), it’s a little slant play and it’s 30 yards. We have to be able to run after the catch, throw some up there and get some yards after we run the football too.”

(On if he is aware of the poor statistics)- “I live it. It’s not good enough.”

(On how personal he takes it)- “I am the leader of these guys. It has got to be better on my part. They understand what they need to do too, as a group, and we are collectively working towards getting that better. It’s been a common theme but that’s what we are doing.”

(On how not having star players limits the offense)- “I think every team is different in respect to the guys they have and the coaches that they have. What we do is what we think will be successful for that week.”

(On if he has optimism that Quinn can improve)- “I have optimism that he can do that. Again, it’s not just Brady Quinn, guys. It’s all of us. It’s me, it’s the line, it’s the backs, it’s the receivers. It’s a collective deal and if we all start doing better, then he will look better.”

(On what he meant by ‘close’ earlier)- “When I meant close is close for them to take it to the other side. Like what happened earlier the first time we played them. We had a couple where we were there and all of a sudden the guy shoots and they are a very opportunistic defense.”

(On if he is still confident in himself)- “I feel confident, yes, in the things that I’ve learned from the guys that I’ve worked for. That’s not going to waiver. The system is a good system but it hasn’t been productive to this point. We are going to keep at it.”

(On the quarterback’s looking different this year)- “Again, when I was telling Steve (Doerschuk), I think it’s a collective effort in terms of we all have to pull our weight. We do. We need to do a better job all the way around. It starts with the protection, the running game, the receiver’s getting open, the quarterback throwing, the calls. It just needs to be better all the way around.”

(On if he goes to anyone for advice)- “Yes, you have conversations with your friends around the league. I am not too big of a phone guy right now. I have a little office up there that I kind of live in and work my tail off to get this thing turned around.”

(On if he thinks they are due for an outbreak offensively)- “You hope that. I think in order to get that you have to hit some breaks along the way, but you have to keep working at it. There’s not going to be any quit in myself. There’s not going to be any quit in these players. I know those numbers are bad, I understand that, but you have to focus on the next week. I say it, it’s old hat, but you do. You really do.”

(On how many nights a week he doesn’t go home)- “I go home most of the nights. It depends where you are at. Sometimes my wife drives back to Buffalo and I just say, ‘Heck it’s a little bit late now, so [I’ll] just stay here.’”

(On if the protection was an issue most of Monday night)- “I wouldn’t say most of the night. I’d say on maybe some of the deeper drops that we had, there were a couple instances where we did get beat, whether it be a one-on-one or a slide where they looped into a game. I think there was, I don’t know how many plays that were seven step, five step drops, 14 out of the 19, or something like that. We had a little bit of pressure there, yes.”

(On what needs to happen to strengthen the protection)- “Some of it was just a physical breakdown of one-on-one matchup where we got beat. The other was last minute they stemmed. Baltimore, they do a lot of stuff on defense. One, they guy stemmed late and the guy didn’t see it and he looped up inside he was right on top of him right now.”

(On the differences between playing a veteran Ravens’ defense versus a young Lions defense)- “I think each week it’s different no matter who you play. I know Jim, we played him a bunch of times there when he was at Tennessee. He’s a really smart guy. I know he started under this system with Eric (Mangini) and those guys here. He has his philosophy with Gunther and we played him when he was at Kansas City. Each week you’re facing something a little bit different. Baltimore’s different than this team in terms of their scheme and how they like to approach things.”

(On if he wants to see more catch and run from Mike Furrey)- “Mike, there were a couple where he got tripped up or fell a little bit [against the Ravens], but that’s something he’s historically been pretty decent at. Some of those were on the, like I told you, they were runs that we just threw out there real quick. He just tried to get going a little bit and maybe lost his foot[ing].”

(On what Massaquoi is going to look like the few couple games)- “As good as he can. He can run all the routes. He caught a couple vertical ones there in Cincinnati in the in cuts. He can run all the different sorts of routes. He can run inside and run the quick routes. He can run outside and run the intermediate routes. He’s a guy that we can move around a little bit. You’ll see a different variety of routes for the guy.”

(On if he notices Massaquoi getting more separation in games)- “I think there are plays where he gets some and I think there are other times where they got him pretty good. You could say that for most of the receivers, pretty much, in this league. They’re playing against some good guys.”

(On how much he would like to avoid setting the NFL record for least points in a 16-game season)- “I would like to very much. Yes, of course. We have to get some points on the board this week. Just start one step at a time. I can’t think that far down the road with those numbers. I want to score as many touchdowns as we can this week.”

(On if something is going on with Jerome Harrison for him to get zero carries against the Ravens)-- “Nothing. Chris (Jennings), he came up. He was active. As you guys, if remember him in the preseason, he ran hard and he’s been a guy that’s been out there. You put the tape on at practice and you say, ‘Who’s that 34 guy?’ It just didn’t start just from our stuff, it was on the show team. He’s a big back. He’s a physical guy and he was going to get some carries this week. Each week it could be different. One week it could switch over. One week we could have all three of them. That’s a decision that Eric will make on Saturday.”

Transcript courtesy:
Dan Murphy
Cleveland Browns

"Take what the defense gives you?" Sounds like a young Dan Henning to me. If I didnt know any better I would think that this was Dan Henning's Coordinator Thursday press conference. LOL.......

If I was the Sun Life company I would DEMAND my name be removed from the stadium.

Sad to say but, the best thing that can happen for the Dolphins in 2011 is if the season is canceled.

MIAMI VS CLEVELAND

Points per game
Miami - 17.1 - ranked 30th
Cleveland - 16.9 - ranked 31st

Pass yards per game
Miami - 220.4 - ranked 16th
Cleveland - 186.8 - ranked 29th

Rush yard per game
Miami - 102.7 - ranked 21st
Cleveland - 102.9 ranked 20th

So Sparano is consistant in that he wants to regress and be 7-9 again.

I MEANT IRELAND BUT AS FOR SPARANO, WE KNOW NOW MANY OC'S HAVE REFUSED TO BE INTERVIEWED AT ALL AND CHILDRESS WASN'T EVEN AN INTERVIEW AND GARRET STAYED IN DALLAS AFTER THEY PROMOTED HIM ....AS FOR ROB BUDINSIKI ,THAT WAS A THREAT TO SPARANO HIMSELF ,JOB INSECURITY .

Brian Daboll???? --- The worse of all the possible candidates.

Clevealnd was more disfunctional than Miami.

......makes sense.

6-10 here we go. Maybe Sparano and Daboll can head butt each other on the sieline after FG's.

The Tri-Dummies rule for another year!!!!!!!

Well hello Andrew Luck and in 2012.

This is the latest kick in the teeth for us long suffering fins fans. Why hire a guy who's offense was one of only 2 worse than ours this year, Mr Ross either has Andrew Luck tapped up for 2012 already or he seriously needs to veto this move, for gods sake dont let Ireland or Sparano trade any of next year's draft picks, this is gonna be a long year!!!!

Just what we need....another guy on our staff who loves the FG.....whats worse is that they score was 31-14 at the time.....was all that reall necessary....Its not like it was a game winner, with time expiring, that sent your team to the playoffs......

I guess he can't act like he has been there....cause clearly he hasn't been there

Please Steven Ross sell the dolphins right now. Ive been a fan since 1983 and never before have i seen this franchise in such sad state of affairs. If this recent hire by Morano and ireland shows anything, it shows there is no plan, no direction and no sense of intelligence from the regime.

Had gone on record saying i wouldnt attend a live game next year and this recent hire just reaffirms that decision. Your a joke Steven Ross and so are the clowns that work under you. Go with ireland and Morano and find a round table so you can hold hands and drink the kool aid.

No real OC can take sparano seriously....must be the sunglasses at night theme...or the whole insecurities at public speaking...or maybe its the mentality of the fist pump...
YOU GO TONY.........Right to Hell!!!!

Bobbyd12 may be thrilled to hear this. I don't think I'll be renewing NFL Sunday ticket next season.

If you watch the Youtube video Daboll looks about as dumb as Sparano.

He is acting like a freaking idiot after a field goal.

just keeps getting better i am suddenly praying for a NFL lockout

WOW..........................................

IMPROVED OUR OFFENSE BY HIRING A GUY THAT HAD AN EVEN WORSE OFFENSE. WHY DIDNT WE THINK OF THAT! LOL.............

Hey Tony wouldnt this guy have been fired too had he been our 2010 OC? Wow! LOL.....

I CONSIDER THIS HIRING AN UPGRADE FROM THE PIZZA MEN WE HAD .

I think it's clearly obvious that the Sparano supporters over valued the extension he got. No legit coach, with a bright future, would have come to Miami.

On the flip side, expect the potential FA's to feel the same way. PLEASE CANCEL THE 2011 SEASON!! lol

You think its easy for a team to score even LESS points than the Fins!?!?

DaBoll = Da Future.


Don't forget---he learned from Master Mangenius, do DaBoll is DaBest.

Tony Sparano=Dead Henning in disguise


I would like a DNA check to at least confirm their not related to the same genes!!!!

Sparano did lose to Daboll this year I guess it was if you can't beat him, join him.

NEWS ALERT .......... SINCE END OF THE SEASON DOBALL HAD ONLY ONE INTERVIEW BY THE DOLPHINS AND WAS HIRED ..............


Are you kidding me???? Tony seems hell bent on sticking it to Ross by this hire now that he has his extension.

Damn is too late to get Dan Henning back? LOL...........

Out of the frying pan into the fire! LOL..........

I'm so mad I'm going out and giving my boyfriend a lousy blow-job.

lol @ Aloco....you would

THAT WAS A HIRE TO...... ALLOW TONY SPARANO TO CALL THE PLAYS .NO WAY AROUND THAT TO CONTROL HIS DESTINY ,SO OC COMES AND SABBATOGE HIM .LIKE HYENA MANGINI

Armando Salguero,

Sir, it is your responsibility to not wimp out and ask the simple question.

1. Why hire an offensive coordinator who statistically had a worse offense then Miami's offense in 2010?

Plain and simple.

this is Da Boll Sh&T I'm talking about with this team!

SO NO OC COMES AND

Aloco...no any OC is comming here to allow someone else to call the plays.....thats what happens after you fail...not before.....

Why do I keep waking up in a nightmare.

Miami keeps Sparano and now hires a young, unproven offensive coordinator with no success to speak of in the NFL or at any level.

This organization is officially a joke.

DOBALL FAILED KRIS ALREADY,HE HAD ONLY ONE INTERVIEW AND WAS HIRED .

Impressive

Cleveland averaged 10.5 points a game after beating Miami by a whopping 13-10.

I am changing teams. I have invested years and years on this joke.

true Aloco...true

NEWS ALERT.............. DOBALL WAS NICK SABAN ASS FROM START OF 1998-END OF 1998...............lol

Just pathetic. Makes me sick to my stomach seeing the circus act and clowns this organization has become. I'd rather live with the suspense of not having hired another bumbling OC midway through next season, than learn Humpty-Dumpty landed the job.

Howmany Bozo's does it take to wreck a franchise? One too many... We got a tentful.

news alert...... THIS DEAL COULD GO DOWN IN FLAMES ,IT'S NOT DONE DEAL YEAT ,STAY TUNED

YET

Guys I'm not excited about this hire either but shouldn't we at least let this play out before we write this thing off and the season with it? I guarantee you that 98 per cent of you on here no NOTHING about Brian Daboll, including me. Did you know anything about Eric Mangini a few years ago or Josh McDaniels a few years ago? NO.

Nobody of any quality was going to come here under the current situation, including McDaniels. I don't believe Childress was even close to coming here.

Look on the bright side, we all wanted Henning gone and he's gone and there's a much younger guy in his place. Wasn't that one of the arguments? The fact the Browns offence scored less points than us last year means NOTHING. Who would you say on that offence is worth anything? Quick....name their TE....or three of their receivers. Lousy QB play too. You can't have success without having some playmakers on offence. Also, if this goes badly, the way some of you think and maybe even want this to go, then you will likely get your wish and everybody will be gone. Isn't that what most of you want anyways?

as if i wasnt done with the dolphins before, im sure as hell done with them now! thanks, ross, ireland, and sparano. what are you guys trying to do to the few faithful fans you have left?

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