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Bill Lazor: Assistants, offense to be determined

Bill Lazor is excited. He's eager to get to work as the Dolphins new offensive coordinator. Although he has known coach Joe Philbin only casually he says, "he's a winner ... the work coach has done is lay the foundation."

Indeed Lazor says the reason he took the job with the Dolphins was "about coach Philbin himself."

"It's about people," he said today. "It's about trusting the person you're working for and working with. You want to be around people with character and who are committed in doing things the right way. I want to be around football people, which is what coach Philbin is ..."

Lazor was vague about several topics. He declined to comment whether he was indeed on his way to Detroit as was reported Tuesday by ESPN. More importantly he couldn't give specifics about what type of offense the Dolphins would run -- although it's believed it will be mostly a West Coast attack with other elements of other schemes peppered in as well.

"The clearest way to say it and it's probably disappointing is this will be the Miami Dolphins offense," Lazor said. "The one factor in how we do it, specifically how it works is the ability of the players we have. I've done a little bit of research ... but I haven't done nearly enough to be able to answer that question."

Lazor said he is not certain if he'll be able to bring coaches he's familiar with to the Dolphins.

"Coach Philbin is charge of the structure of the staff and he and I have not had all our conversations about the structure of the staff. What I do know, and I did my research, is I know we have good coaches on the staff and they have great reputations. I'm excited to get to know them and that's something that will be handled going forward."

(So Philbin and Lazor interviewed and they didn't talk about offensive assistants? The offensive line gave up a franchise record 58 sacks and the OL coach was not discussed?)

Lazor, the Eagles QB coach in 2013, did not call plays for the Eagles. He confirmed he will call the plays for the Dolphins.

Before the 2013, former offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill would be the most improved second-year quarterback in the NFL. He wasn't. The most improved second-year QB in the NFL was Nick Foles in Philadelphia.

The quarterback Lazor coached.

So what does Lazor think of Tannehill?

"I see a lot of ability. Physical ability. The ability to play the game," Lazor said. "It would be premature to say what he can do and what he can't do because I haven't been around him much. But I think there's a nucleus here in a lot of way with the staff and the talent I've seen so far to work with these players."

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Dolphins must to whatever possible to draft Johnny football, trade Turnoverhill the human bakery with all the turnovers asap.

Dashi. I read through the comments today. (Good stuff) Anyway. You said you didn't think the offense would change. I would like to know what you mean. I would hope we see a maturation of this offense. Much less 11 personnel. I could go on but I am typing on my phone, and it sucks

I know you are banking on an improved line that will help make Philbins offense come alive..I want to see a whole different attitude. Some toughness.
Posted by: darryl dunphy | January 15, 2014 at 04:50 PM

So Dashi says about a week ago. C.Peterson is the Football Overlord for the Dolphins.

Then someone comes on here today like he just thought of that. Hilarious!!

Ross himself has said that he uses C.Peterson to advise him on football decisions. Peterson just doesn't want the title. Peterson was the one that told Ross to sign Philbin. Peterson was the one who told Ross get rid of Ireland.

Also, The Coach is above the GM in the Chain of Command if he is any good.

Name 1 GM that has won titles with multiple clubs. And you guys PM ill want the guy.

Personnel guys burn out faster than Coaches.

Posted by: Dashi | January 15, 2014 at 05:02 PM

Just because he didn't answer questions about the OL/OL Coach in this interview/appearance doesn't mean it wasn't discussed.

I'm intrigued to see what he can bring to the table. If Foles' success was in part due to Lazor's coaching, I think we should all be excited about the opportunity for Tannehill.

Of course, Tannehill's abilities and progressions will kind of mean diddly if Lazor/Philbin/GM can't get and/or coach an OL up to protect the man!!

I'm cautiously optimistic by this hire.

My post wasn't referring to you DD. It was towards the leader of the NHC. I will give you my answer in a sec. Just wanted to post it on the new blog.

Lazor says that Philbin is a man of character. Isn't he the same guy who fired his good friend and mentor, Mike Sherman? Isn 't he the same guy who along with Aponte got Ireland fired? Interesting.

Patch up the line and get a RB and we should be in much better shape next season.

..Dashi. No worries. I look forward to what you are thinking on this.

Dashi should be somewhere with his head in the sand, same as Odin.

Ireland is a great GM roflmao.

Any word on the rehab of Gibson & Keller. Will they be available for OTA's? Training camp? Do we move on from Keller? Hopefully Lazor wants a fullback unlike Philbo baggins

I'll say this for Bill Lazor.

He has a cool name.

Don't anyone of you talk to me about a Player in the Draft that is not an OLinemen.

(So Philbin and Lazor interviewed and they didn't talk about offensive assistants? The offensive line gave up a franchise record 58 sacks and the OL coach was not discussed?)


Armando c'mon. what is he supposed to say? The assistants suck and we will get rid of them? Not the time or place for anyone to give you a straight answer there.

HRP, I agree. The status of staff members was certainly discussed. I think had Philbin been unwaverable regarding his position on the staff, Lazor would have articulated it differently. I would guess that the status of the staff is still open for discussion between Philbin and Lazor. This might have been a concession on Philbin's part in order to get Lazor on board.

We could pick up to 3 Olinemen, 1st(of course) and 3rd Rds in the Draft and a good FA.

DD,

Yes, I believe the playbook won't change. Same offense, same name on the plays. Sherman had the whole WCO playbook. And he even had most of the College Spread-Option in it. It has been said the Fins have over 750+ plays on offense. That is basically every play ever created. The Fins ran over 50+ Formations.

Why would you change all that when the only problem was the play calling not the offense. Why have your players learn a whole new way of calling plays? Just have the O.C. call better plays.

Also, to the writer of this blog. The main difference between offenses isn't that the plays are different. It is the lexicon they use. Some systems use Numbers to call a play others use Words. WCO- uses words. Air Coryell/Norv Turner- uses numbers.

"Concepts" are interchangeable with any system. You can have a WCO that likes to throw deep. You can have a Coryell system that uses zone blocking.

We will use Philbins Offense. Lazor is just going to have different tendencies for different down and distance. Again, I don't see the need to teach a whole new system to the whole offense for the most important season as a Dolphins HC for Philbin.

Notice Philbin only interviewed guys that have history with the system. Kubiak, Shanny, Lazor, and McAdoo all run a similar system.

Take the Giants for example. They have to install a whole new system. You know how difficult it is going to be for a guy like Eli and the rest of the dummies on that offense.

You dolphin fans aka crybabies and whiners watch a real team go to the Super Bowl this Sunday at 3 when my Niners crush overrated seagals.

49ersFanInMiami...I got nothing

I have a Jeff Garcia Fathead on my bedroom wall. Sometimes I imagine his hands sliding between my legs...

Blue 42, blue 42, go, go-go

You a DominicanYork, Dashi? You know a lot of Football.

So you want Dashi and Odin to be like you Master Baiters at the NHC. Who are so embarrassed by the malarkey they spew that they change their name every time they get exposed.

Dashi has 2 things you clearly lack. Integrity and Balls. Why should Dashi be ashamed of his opinion? Because you are constantly ashamed of yours. Here is a hint use common sense when you talk!! Don't just talk just to talk. Also, you don't know all the answers, you can learn from others on here.

(Yes, Dashi is smarter than you. So the last line doesn't apply when it comes to Dashi and you)


MARC

Bragging about owning a BMW?? Please that is what the peasants drive in Europe.

6 figure income?? and you brag?? 6 figures is akin to $50k in the 90's. McDonalds GM's make 6 figures!

Banging 2-3 girls per week?? Puhleeessse! Anybody with $500 bucks can rent a girl or 3!

Losers like you that brag about these trivial things need to live in reality.

So this is your sad lonely life. You haven't seen P^ssy since the day you were born.

You drive a beat up mini van.

You work in fast food...now get me a lg fry punk!

That's why you are on this blog day and night 7 days per week.

MarC you are a true LOSER!!

PFT reporting the possibility that Xander could be interviewing for another position and not necessarily GM.

Why would you change all that when the only problem was the play calling not the offense.

Posted by: Dashi | January 15, 2014 at 05:30 PM


Well maybe because you have no clue as to what you are talking about? You don't even see 1% of what the coaches see. No fan could not being there in practices and watching as much tape as they do.


Lazor had a year with Kelly which will stand him in good stead. Philbin will have to yield his future to Lazor, and the new coordinator will call the shots. My worry is about Philbins leadership and failure to raise his teams moral and motivation them when the chips are down.

The new Gm will have the most secure job in the building win or lose. With this power. He will be able to have the ear of Ross, thats some ear.

ahhhhh Marco IDIOT.....what teams blog you going to grace after the games this weekend?? Hmmm could it be the Pats after brady falls flat against Broncos?? I guess you will be touting your usual BS about what a bad QB he is and he should be benched??
orrrr could it be the 9ers after seahawks make kap look like a scared lil girl?? You will be saying kap walks into sacks and cannot make the long throws??

I mean you were on all the losing teams blog last weekend spouting the same BS you spout here?? Or does every team blog have a Marco IDIOT??

What PFT is saying is Xanders might come in tandem with Ray Farmer. Maybe Brian Gaine will be out the door as well?

All the talk so far has been all about the offense,and deservedly so,but I am also concerned about the defense that regressed in 2013. We had better play by the secondary,but what happened to the heart of our D,the line and run stopping was non- existant. Maybe Coyle should have gone with Sherman?

The best thing can could happen to the dolphins in 2014 is a league wide strike.
Hehehe

Sure, he walked into a quagmire here, but if he can turn this O Game around, he will be Bathed in Glory.(if he doesn't... hell, it's Philbins fault)

OC,

We have been thru this before. No, Dashi isn't a DominicanYork.

Common sense. A DominicanYork is a person born in NYC from Dominican Parents.

What has Dashi always claimed on this blog? "Dade County"

Where did Dashi say he was born? Dominican Republic.

Where did Dashi say he went to HS at? The Hood-Hood.

Also, (What upsets the NHC the most) Dashi is smart. Real Smart. I can talk about almost anything and have knowledge about it. I have a unique ability to retain almost everything I read. And I have been reading about many things for a while. This is a football blog, so Dashi talks football. But yes, whatever you want to talk about Dashi can hold a conversation about. My favorite subject is history. Anything from the Caveman period. Forward.

Hey Sweetie,

Truth is your a sad little puppy aren't you. You must be on all those blogs too. You bought your Thill jersey and hate me for my brutal honestly. Ha ha you pathetic piece of shite, your jealous.

My worry is about Philbins leadership and failure to raise his teams moral and motivation them when the chips are down.

Posted by: Marco | January 15, 2014 at 05:47 PM

Meanwhile coaches and GM' around the league have commended him for how well he handled BulllyGate and kept his team in it.

Time for you to visit a few of the other teams blogs now and spout your same craopla...

You sir are a troll farrrrrrt

Just cause you don't understand what you have been watching the last 50 years. Doesn't mean everyone is as uninformed as you.

I understand. To many people moving around at the same time for you to figure out what is going on. You just follow the ball. And even that is a huge task for you.

I do not know what paper plates you have been using but I certainly know they are NOT as good as CHINET products!!

If you are using any other brand of paper plates (and bowls) then you are an idiot! They cannot compare with CHINET products and THEY NEVER WILL!!!

I once asked a born and raised Dominican guy here in Miami if he was a DominicanYork and he got extremely insulted. Why you think that was, Dashi?

Why are there so many douches on here talking about themselves in the 3rd person and competing for attention? I thought this was about the DOLPHINS!!

Last weekend Marco was on the blogs of all the losing teams saying the QB isn't accurate and all the same nonsense he posts here. So....


Hey Sweetie,

Truth is your a sad little puppy aren't you. You must be on all those blogs too. You bought your Thill jersey and hate me for my brutal honestly. Ha ha you pathetic piece of shite, your jealous.

Posted by: Marco | January 15, 2014 at 06:02 PM

Great then you admit to being the troll on all the blogs spouting the same BS you post here. Nope no TH jersey here and wont buy any jersey with another mans name on it. My Jersey says PERFECT on the back and its #72!
You have NEVER been honest in regards to TH...yu are a simpleton that likes to debate to feel intelligent. All the while your debating skills are weak at best and actually PROVE how dumb you really are. So keep on trolling princess. I need a laugh!!

I once asked a born and raised Dominican guy here in Miami if he was a DominicanYork and he got extremely insulted. Why you think that was, Dashi?

Posted by: oscar canosa | January 15, 2014 at 06:06 PM

Oscar, he comes from an immature society where even adults are offended by any kind of name calling or suggestion they are not certain of. This is way daShe is always calling others names...he does not realize they are not as immature as he is.

Who keeps their HC after he gets swept by Thad Lewis and the mighty Bills?
Clueless Joe, thats who!
You dolphin fans should be outraged and picketing!!!!!

Lookitthat!, my initials are OC like in that new OC, you know. I will call the Plays.

What have the 49ers won in this century??? Get a life you sad pr&ck!

I see it getting late and it is almost about that time.

The Freaks come out at Night.

Dashi out.

The blog is yours NHC. The orderlies have gone home for the day. Time for the elderly to get loose.

"Coach Philbin is charge of the structure of the staff and he and I have not had all our conversations about the structure of the staff. What I do know, and I did my research, is I know we have good coaches on the staff and they have great reputations. I'm excited to get to know them and that's something that will be handled going forward."

(So Philbin and Lazor interviewed and they didn't talk about offensive assistants? The offensive line gave up a franchise record 58 sacks and the OL coach was not discussed?)

It is stuff like this that shows why Armando does such a poor job. Notice what the Lazor said: "I HAVE NOT HAD ALL OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF THE STAFF." "All our conversations"...Armando! Get it?

Shite swallowing boy.

Gms around the league commend Philbin, ha ha what a gullible douche you are my friend. He allowed all this shite on his watch. The Nfl had to do his job for him, what an embarrassment. You go with Joe, 15-17, wow what a wonderful coach, let's sign him up before other teams steal him.

You are a tiny boy playing with your winkee.

Kapernick sucks and will never win a Super Bowl...take that to the bank. Wilson is a much better QB that Kap.....he should look into plastic surgery for that retarded mug of his. Keep kissing those biceps and Wilson will be kissing a TROPHY!!

Marco, you will be a happier and more intelligent person when you stop using inferior paper plates and switch to CHINET products!!

I sense that you are a lost and despondent soul. CHINET will save you!!!

Dashi are you off to your low paying night job now?

This link again proves why the SF 49ers are the best thing to happen in the history of the United States and possibly the world

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/01/15/why-stock-bulls-should-cheer-for-the-san-francisco-49ers/

WOOD, I completely agree. It doesn't take long for this football blog to become a d!ck measuring contest.

Trash exits in any Nationality, look at Jose Canseco and Alex Rodriguez; but regardless, We Cubans are good looking as hell.

Oscar,

I will respond to you since your question was up before I left.

Simple. How do Cubans feel when they are called Gallegos?

How do Cubans from the island feel about how Cubans in Miami represent them.

Same Difference.

How does an educated white person feel about being called a redneck.

Or an educated black person feel about being called a N'gga.

To the clown with the other post. He still doesn't get the dynamic between Haitians and Dominicans. But he loves to give his opinion without any knowledge on the subject.

Yeah that's right im on every conceivable sports blog in the world.

I have to go because I'm due on the Kabaddi blog now. Its mixed doubles, Thill-Philbin vs The Bombay Batty Boys.

You are a Truthful Twa.t of the highest order. Funny how all the Thillbin fans are such, tosspots.


....Dashi. Well said. I can't reply on this freekin phone. It is a nightmare trying to type on this. I'm sure there will be plenty time to debate.

Oscar stop lying, your Puerto Rican muchacho, who you kidding?

Don Shula endorsed Joe Philbin. Clowns on a blog....? Don Shula.....? Clowns on a blog......? Don Shula.......?

Yeah.

The key here is, is this coach going to recognize what defenses are doing? It was as if the offence didn't care what the opponents were doing especially on the pass rush. We need a coach who will understand blocking scheams and play calling that will neutralize aggressive type: "Pin you ears back defences". Recognize opponents tendencies!!!!! that's all, coach the team in all facets of the game.

Thillbin. I want to start using this I stead of DawnJoe. Thillbin is the two headed beast attacking the future of this franchise.

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