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Dolphins complete coaching staff

The Miami Dolphins today named Blue Adams as assistant defensive backs coach, Charlie Bullen as defensive assistant, Ben Johnson as offensive assistant, Chris Mosley as assistant offensive line coach and also retained running backs coach Jeff Nixon, thus completing coach Joe Philbin’s staff for the upcoming season.

None of the new hires today were coaching in the NFL last year and only Mosely has experience coaching in the NFL at all. My favorite of today's new hires? Adams, of course. He graduated from Miami High in 1997. I graduated from Miami High in 1980.

Seriously, a quick glance at the Dolphins entire coaching staff suggests very little NFL experience is on staff. Eleven of the coaches are NFL rookie coaches in the jobs they are currently charged with doing with the Dolphins, including Philbin, who is a first-time NFL head coach.

Miami Dolphins 2012 Coaching Staff

Joe Philbin                               Head Coach

Blue Adams                             Assistant Defensive Backs

Lou Anarumo                          Defensive Backs

Charlie Bullen                         Defensive Assistant

Dan Campbell                         Tight Ends

David Corrao                           Defensive Quality Control/Assistant Linebackers

Kevin Coyle                             Defensive Coordinator

George Edwards                     Linebackers

Dave Fipp                                Assistant Special Teams

 Ben Johnson                            Offensive Assistant

Darren Krein                           Head Strength and Conditioning

Phil McGeoghan                     Assistant Wide Receivers

Chris Mosley                           Assistant Offensive Line

Jeff Nixon                                Running Backs

Ken O'Keefe                            Wide Receivers

Dave Puloka                            Assistant Strength and Conditioning

Darren Rizzi                            Special Teams Coordinator

Kacy Rodgers                          Defensive Line

Mike Sherman                        Offensive Coordinator

Zac Taylor                               Assistant Quarterbacks

Jim Turner                               Offensive Line

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fin4life,

Your "gimmick coaches" role call was fu.kin' hilarious!

Homes, from the 6 minute mark of the video,I could really see the chemical trails and the falling or dripping effect.From 6 minutes on,I was especially impressed at the pics.Now back to slamming Buds & shots of Jameson!

the chemtrails look like saw blades they way they drip down on the population.right at 6-7 minutes, OMG

Home
I like the chemtrails feb 2012 on you tube also, very recent-last week

"and there is nothing to write Home about....

The Silver Bullet, is the best. (by Poll).

Well, chemtrails might be for our own good, also. They might make us bigger, faster, stronger, and smarter.

Do you guys want conservative or a guy willing to take a chance?

Do you guys want a guy playing it safe with his first HC position by hiring the NFL assistants/coaches that didn't pan out elsewhere or you you want a guy with the courage to give new people a shot?

Do you guys want someone who plays follow the leader or someone who plays lead the followers?

In my mind, Philbin is showing leadership. He took some proven ex NFL guys like Sherman and he is bringing in fresh blood, fresh energy, fresh ideas as well.

I like it.

Who Cares! Win games and this will mean nothing.

Notice how Salguero never comes on here to defend himself or answer anybodies questions anymore??

Do you guys see the chemtrails like we do here? I don't like it either and wonder what the Hell they're spraying on us!

Cocoajoe, the Sentinel reported that Sherman will be qb coach as well as oc.

Homes, from the 6 minute mark of the video,I could really see the chemical trails and the falling or dripping effect.From 6 minutes on,I was especially impressed at the pics.Now back to slamming Buds & shots of Jameson!

Posted by: odinseye | February 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Homes quit faking me!

Friendly reminder: Walmart has Aluminum Foil on SALE!

Odin, ... Huh?

Homes, from the 6 minute mark of the video,I could really see the chemical trails and the falling or dripping effect.From 6 minutes on,I was especially impressed at the pics.Now back to slamming Buds & shots of Jameson!
Posted by: odinseye | February 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Homes quit faking me!
Friendly reminder: Walmart has Aluminum Foil on SALE!

The Urban Dictionary was from Water Walker last night with Fin4.

Homes quit impostoring me with that Chem Trail garbage.


Do you guys see the chemtrails like we do here? I don't like it either and wonder what the Hell they're spraying on us!

Posted by: DevilsAdvocate | February 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM


Anyone see the Red Barron ALcoa lately???

Dolphins fans really stupid

Odin

U Drunk?

I don't care about chemtrails. Stop talking about nonsense here. What we should be talking about is a very in experienced staff. A rb we drafted last yr that isn't very good. The inability of the DBS to stop people. And the fact misi and oderick don't pressure the qb.

Dolphins have to hire coaches from div III colleges because no one else want to come here next matt Flynn come here and make things worse

Odin
U Drunk?

Posted by: Home on the Herald | February 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Not yet.

U still hallucinating?

My pool cleaner wear Dolphins cap after he clean pool and want money I say I flip coin double or nothing for the money so I flip and he win now I owe him $60 I say double or nothing again he say ok I flip coin he win again now I owe him $120 I say one more time he say ok I flip coin I win I owe him nothing I say get off my property.

Matt Flynn too smart come here we sign Mark Brunell after Jets release him

huh

Ok so the Dolphins sign 4 time NFL MVP and Super Bowl winning QB Peyton Manning

good job

Gonna really compliment RB/WR Reggie Bush & MVP of the 2012 Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall

Now we must address defense and the pass rush to stop/slow down Brady

Here is Home’s pick for the Dolphins in the first round to help out DE Cam Wake

Defensive End 6.6 and 285 lbs

a young superstar to emerge.

A natural defensive end, Coples moved inside to aid the Tar Heels and in doing so emerged as arguably the elite senior prospect in the country. The ascension was sudden. Coples entered his junior campaign having only been a rotational defensive end during his freshman and sophomore campaigns. During those two seasons he appeared in 25 games but accumulated only 30 total tackles. Evidence of his big play potential, however, was everywhere. Of his 30 tackles, 10 came behind the scrimmage, including 6.5 sacks.

Still, no one could have predicted that Coples would explode in 2011 for 59 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and a team-leading 10 sacks, earning First Team All-ACC accolades from the media and coaches. Though he played inside for much of the season, there were games in which he moved back outside, including much of North Carolina’s Music City Bowl win over Tennessee. His domination in that contest (six tackles, two QB hurries, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble) provided ample evidence that he can move back outside when needed. This, however, came while playing left defensive end (against the right tackle). Whether he has the explosiveness to make the move to the right side (attacking most quarterback’s blind side) could be what determines if Coples ultimately is viewed among the elite prospects in the draft.

Considering his success inside last season, it might seem odd to move Coples back to defensive end. However, at defensive end, Coples’ height, long arms and burst off the snap should make him all the more indefensible. It seems that every talented defensive lineman that comes from North Carolina is compared to former Tar Heel great Julius Peppers. While Coples may come up just short lack in terms of the elite athleticism that Peppers demonstrated on the gridiron and as a reserve forward for the Tar Heels basketball team, Coples appears capable of challenging Peppers’ draft grade. That’s quite the statement, considering that Peppers was the second overall pick in 2002.
Analysis

Pass rush: Good burst off the snap, though it remains to be seen if he has the speed and flexibility to dip and rip around the edge as a traditional RDE. Powerful. Has an excellent bull rush and uses his long arms to keep offensive linemen away from his body so he is able to dictate the action. Doesn’t possess elite lateral agility or closing speed, but gains ground quickly because of his length. Is a strong drag-down tackler capable of pulling down the quarterback while still engaged with a blocker. Uses his hands well. Features a strong rip move, as well as a swim. Good anticipation of the cut block, showing the quick hands, feet and balance to “sprawl.” Alert defender who will get his hands up to cloud passing lanes.

New ownership causes lots of different stresses and things can take awhile to settle down. I've been through 2 aquisitions of companies I've worked for.....in both cases, there was about a 2-3 year "transition" period and then another 2-3 years for the culture to really adapt and become the "new culture".

wolfman13 | February 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

wolfman13,

You make a good point but there is a flip side to it as well and that's when the fit between new ownership and the product doesn't work. I believe Ross must be an above average business man to have succeeded in the cut throat N.Y. Real Estate market with the Trump's of the World but as a Sports owner has looked lost and that's being kind.

DevilsAdvocate | February 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM

This was a fake me. I don't come around as much now. Too often its a silly waste of time blog.

DE Coples who Home thinks the Dolphins should def go after w their 1st round draft pick is bigger than the Patriots monster TE Gronkowski and almost as big as huge Dolphin Pro Bowl offensive lineman Jake Long

So there u go

QB Peyton Manning
DE Coples

Go Phins!

This was a fake me. I don't come around as much now. Too often its a silly waste of time blog.

Posted by: DevilsAdvocate | February 11, 2012 at 01:24 PM

Don't worry, I could tell right away. He was faking me as well. I don't post about the Chem Trails.

Manning and Coples?

Sure, why not? I could live with that.

Fin4,

I posted the definition from Urban Dictionary last night. As I had never heard of the phrase.

As you could see, I didn't try and carry on a convo under an alias. I'm just pointing this out because God Forbid someone accuses me of being an impostoring troll.

PS: I figured you meant the comment in a complimentary manner...........until I resd the Urban Dictionary Definition-LOL.

Vontaze Burfict is someone you will see move up draftboards. He can cover sideline to sideline and we can move Dansby to the outside where he belongs. Plays with more passion than anyone in the draft(can't say that about Coples). We may be able to trade down and still get him and an ol. Check him out.

Not to mention......how do we know Philbin is a 2nd tiere coaching candidate? Did Steelers fans think Tomlin was a 2nd tiere coaching candidate? I mean he was nothing more than a D backs coach in Tampa with one year experience as D coordinator for the vikings in a season where the Vikings has the worst passing D in the league.

Mike McCarthy was an average at best O Coordinator for most of his career with really only one notable season, yet the Packers hired him as a HC.

wolfman13 | February 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM


Again here your comparing Apples to Oranges, Mike Tomlin was hired as a Caretaker HC, he is the most overrated HC in the League, his S.B. win ranks up there with Barry Switzer's 95 Championship. Bill Cowher walks away after the 05 Season and Pitt. Head of Football Ops. Art Rooney Jr. wanted a Coach who would come in and work with the Coacing staff in place not the other way around.

If I were a Pitt. fan I would have felt him 3 tier not even 2nd! Rooney Jr. has the best scouting Dept. in the NFL and they always build from within plucking the next guy off the bench. They have there D philosophy and O one as well, he was meant to simply not rock the boat or don't you remember that hire. We neither have their FO or Ownership or proven philosophy, again your comparison here is off!!

McCarthey had been the QB Coach in G.B. in 99 and had a working relationship with Favre. He went to N.O. and was the OC then in S.F. as well (other notable W.C. Teams) and while you say not very notable Coaching stops there was a sense of continuation with him because the terminology was the same and the transition with Favre was smooth given they had worked together in the past which we all know was a necessity with Old Brett, your comparisons to our Coaching staff and these very stable FO's is baseless.

fin4life, TS Jr was a video coordinator, Darren Krein was the S&C coach. Tony Jr had nothing to do with player conditioning or strategy.

michael | February 11, 2012 at 11:19 AM

While Old UM Def. End D.Krein was the Head S&C Coach Sparano Jr. was hired to assist him as the O quality control Coach. That isn't a video operator but an assistant responsible for helping with the Conditioning of the players on one specific side of the ball.

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Anthony Sparano, Jr. (born October 22, 1986) is an offensive quality control coach for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He began his coaching career as the assistant defensive line coach for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010. He played college football at Albany.

PS: I figured you meant the comment in a complimentary manner...........until I resd the Urban Dictionary Definition-LOL.

odinseye | February 11, 2012 at 01:32 PM

There are many ways to interpret a word or phrase my use of it or interpretation I sent right back at you in the post that followed and notice many questions regarding your state. I myself began with moderate drinking about an hour ago. The 1st couple of Scotches I normally just sip then they start to go down like water. This is usually when I begin to misplace everything and accuse everybody, LOL!

More on Home's 1st round draft pick after signing QB Peyton Manning

DE Coples

Pass rush: Good burst off the snap, though it remains to be seen if he has the speed and flexibility to dip and rip around the edge as a traditional RDE. Powerful. Has an excellent bull rush and uses his long arms to keep offensive linemen away from his body so he is able to dictate the action. Doesn’t possess elite lateral agility or closing speed, but gains ground quickly because of his length. Is a strong drag-down tackler capable of pulling down the quarterback while still engaged with a blocker. Uses his hands well. Features a strong rip move, as well as a swim. Good anticipation of the cut block, showing the quick hands, feet and balance to “sprawl.” Alert defender who will get his hands up to cloud passing lanes.

Run defense: Lacks the bulk teams are looking for as a defensive tackle. Comes off the snap a little high, but uses his excellent strength to quickly stand up his opponent. Good hand placement and upper body strength to stack and shed the block. Good swim move inside to defend against the double-team and slip through the crack. Has enough lateral agility and such length as to make it difficult for running backs to elude him at the line of scrimmage. Even when he isn’t credited with the stop, his presence in the backfield often forces backs to pause and look elsewhere, resulting in some easy tackle opportunities for teammates. Good lateral agility and balance to “play the keys” and pursue laterally, avoiding the trash.

Explosion: Explosive strength to rock the offensive lineman back onto his heels. Can generate some ferocious hits when he gets some momentum.

Strength: Among his best assets. Can simply bull rush most opponents and drive them back into the pocket. Struggles a bit with leverage when playing defensive tackle and can get pushed off the ball early in the play, but ultimately gains his freedom due to his strength.

Tackling: Good drag down tackler, who can latch on to ball-carriers with just one arm and slow them enough for teammates to clean up the trash. Long arms allow him to “catch” opponents and rassle them to the ground. Lowers his head too often when making contact, which could result in some helmet-to-helmet penalties or a potential injury. Good effort in lateral pursuit. Will leave his feet when forced to do so and lunge at the ball-carrier, showing the explosiveness to knock his opponent down without wrapping up. Typically does a nice job of wrapping up, however. Few ball-carriers are able to escape his grasp due to his long arms and strength.

Intangibles: Investigated by the NCAA for attending draft-day parties with former teammates Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn, but was ultimately cleared of any wrong-doing. Has a dual major of African-American studies and Communications and is on pace to graduate. Has added 30 pounds since signing with North Carolina.

Go Dolphins!

DE Wake & DE Coples = bye bye Brady ;)

Fin4,

No explanations needed.

The Urban Dictionary reference was meant as kind of a joke. My kids showed it to me before. It seems EVERY SINGLE definition is spun in a negative light.

I had a good buzz on last night and thought it would be funny.

No Worries!

PS: Scotch? This early? Nice ;)

Dolphins fans so stupid Peyton not come here no talent Matt Flynn not come here either only washup players like NoodleArm, Olshansky, Columbus and Mark Brunell come here

Quinton Coples 6.6 285 lbs in college
(born June 22, 1990) is an American football defensive end with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels

Coples is considered one of the best defensive end prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft

Miami Dolphins desperately need a young elite DE
So Home is helping out

Now if the fish only listened to Home and picked offensive lineman Mike Iupati in the draft instead of brittle boned Jared Odrick who broke his same leg twic and missed his entire rookie season
than the Dolphins would have had the best new offensive lineman Mike Iupati who plays for San Francisco and mauls DL and then gets to the second level pancaking LBs
Mike Iupati, much of the reason for San Francisco's success on offense would have played right next to Jake Long for the next decade

too bad for the fish missing on #77 Iupati

Coples prepares for the season, he has developed into one of the best in the nation at the end spot and is projected to be one of the top NFL draft picks next year. Some mock drafts already have him going as high as No. 2, behind Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

Pursuit: The effort put forth by Coples has been inconsistent, particularly during his senior season. Doesn't always work through double teams as relentlessly as you'd prefer. When Coples is working hard, he can be a terror. He has good range against the run because of his length and power. To really judge Coples' effort and pursuit, watch his feet. When he's on, Coples is always moving his feet and getting after the ball. When he's off, Coples is flat on his feet and not being as mobile.

Run defense: When he's lined up as a defensive end, this is probably Coples' best asset. He's strong at the point of attack and hard to move off the line. Because he has some natural quickness working to the inside, Coples's side of the line is hard to run on. Coples knows how to use his hands properly to disengage. As a junior, Coples played almost exclusive at defensive tackle and became a star. That was not only because of his ability to pass rush from the middle, but because he's strong against the run. When Coples is lined up at to play the B-gap, his first step often allows him to get the advantage inside.

Strength: Right now, Coples is strong enough to be a starter in the NFL. Coples will often overpower linemen, especially in the run game. He's a powerful bull rusher in the pass game, especially when he gets the first step advantage. As a junior, Coples was often asked to line up in the three-technique and he was plenty strong enough to be a star in that role.

Tackling: Coples is a dangerous tackler when he gets to the ball carrier. He's nearly impossible shake off and his long arms engulf players. Doesn't need help to finish off tackles.

Technique: Likes to come out of the four-point stance, which isn't ideal (unless you're Red Bryant, which Coples isn't). Has long arms, and with his hand work, Coples knows how to keep blockers out of his frame. Does a really nice job of keeping blockers out of his feet. Doesn't make a lot of bad movements — there are no meaningless spin moves or false flashiness to Coples' game.

Home says, Draft DE Coples

I don't see Coples beat pro caliber LT's. He takes plays off. Burfict can run down scatbacks and run over 300 lb linemen. Saw him run over pulling guard and knock him into the back and make the tackle. Pancakes pass defending ol repeatedly. Basically he shows up to kick ass.

too bad for the fish missing on #77 Iupati

Home on the Herald | February 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM

Home,

I've been looking up Q.Coples on youtube alot and he looks like a real beast. I liked Lupati, Jason Pierre Paul and Earl Thomas in the 2010 draft. We traded down for a player who looks "IF" he can stay healthy like a solid contributor. The "THREE" we passed on in positions of NEED are TOP 100 players in just there 3rd Yrs. The BIG PAY OFF moving back into Rd.2 for K.Misi a player who as an OLB/DE only managed 10 Sacks in a career that spanned 3 starting Seasons! So harp Lupati but he wasn't the only one passed in that draft who looks like a perennial Pro Bowler at a position of NEED!!

ah, not many but the extremely elite DE,s beat Pro Bowl LT's

Jake Long two years ago when healthy only gave up 2 sacks in all 16 games

So let's keep it real

But Coples has the size at 6.6 and weight @285 lb to make a dif

Much Bigger strength and weight and higher rated than our other HOF DE from Akron, Ohio, ... Jason Taylor

So let's get Cam Wake some help and draft DE Coples

after signing Peyton Manning

Go Phins!

agree fin4life

and your picks our truly excellent

Pierre Paul outstanding NY Giant Super Bowl winner

and Earl Thomas also a stellar defensive player

Home thought Iupati next to long would have been sooo great for the Dolphins 0-line for the next decade

p.s most folks do think it is "L" upati

but it is not

It is a Capital "i"

Like "I"

Iupati, Mike for those who want to take a looksee and do their own research

lol, Home made the same error when scouting Iupati 3 yrs ago

I know what he did in the ACC and what his ranking is among draft DE's. This is a weak class of DE in my opinion. I saw him get handled in the Senior Bowl practices pretty well. He has talent, but he is not comparable to an elite player like Peppers or Mario. I question his heart more than his talent anyway.

I can't be 100% certain but I AM 99% certain that my penis is more attractive than yours.

Days like today are why I could NEVER take this blog seriously.

I mean, some of you are actually critiquing the coaching staff as if you have ANY idea what you're talking about??

I have no idea who you think you're kidding with your delusional, self-awarded 'expertise' but it sure as hell isn't me.

You have no clue how good or bad this staff will prove to be. You never heard these names and you will never meet the men behind them, let alone be invited anywhere near an actual team meeting.

Yet you actually think you can sit there and intelligently assess their abilities and/or flaws.

God, what a bunch of loons.

Guess most folks are not as neg on DE Coples as the loose Badger though

as u can see in a couple Mock Drafts the list goes:
(1)QB Andrew Luck
(2)DE Quinton Coples

so lets hope the DL/DE coach and strength coach can make college player DE Coples a significant NFL defensive end

Although Coples is talked in the same circles as Peppers

U gotta keep it real
DE Peppers = arguably the or one of the best NFL DEs

Nobody sane is reaching that high. lol

Homes,

Agreed. Barring a shake up, most are predicting Coples to be long gone by the time we pick.

If we take Coples,I hope you are right about him. I just don't see top 10 in him. Dansby was great on the outside and I don't think a MLB like this comes along often. Also if we get Peyton it will probably help to draw FA's that can fill that spot. I like Abraham. He has good years left and always gives Long a fit. Plus if we get Manning we have got to fix the ol for him. A guy like Nix will put us way over the cap and this draft is strong on ol.I also like what Not Fooled said. I am optimistic about our coaching staff.

Never Know some projections r Coples @ 1st round 15th pick

Heard Jerry Jones & Dallas very interested in DE Coples

"Bla bla bla...what I heard on ESPN...bla bla bla...repeating the same cliches...bla bla bla...I have no actual knowledge about any of this but despeerately want others to think I do...bla bla bla"

I like Abraham too, always have esp w Hotlanta

but he is getting old and soon only situational DE, like JT

DE Abraham is entering his 12th year !

I know, he is 33. Just figuring to get about 3 years out of him or so till his decline.
but as of now he is playing at a high level. And as for febIwiot, no one here is claiming to be a talent expert. We are merely discussing opinions. We don't have access to game film so broadcast video is it.

"Bla bla bla...what I heard on ESPN...bla bla bla...repeating the same cliches...bla bla bla...I have no actual knowledge about any of this but despeerately want others to think I do...bla bla bla"

Posted by: Football Expert Because I Watch It On TV | February 11, 2012 at 03:15 PM

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