Miami Dolphins expected to return entire coaching staff
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by Ben Volin
While a quarter of NFL teams have changed their head coach this offseason, and several more have changed their general managers, the Dolphins have been pretty quiet since the 2012 season ended on Dec. 30.
And for good reason — despite his team’s 7-9 record, owner Stephen Ross stressed the idea of continuity and stability at a press conference last week the Dolphins gear up for Year 2 under new coach Joe Philbin.
“I think if you have a plan and you stick to that plan, you’re going to win,” Ross said. “It’s when you’re changing all the time that you don’t really know where you stand.”
That philosophy applies to GM Jeff Ireland, who will be back next year despite four straight losing seasons. And it also applies to the coaching staff. Philbin is conducting year-end reviews and interviews with his coaches this week, and a source said Tuesday that the Dolphins expect to bring back the entire coaching staff for next season.
It’s possible that one of the low-level assistants still finds a better position elsewhere, but every coach should be back back next season — a good sign for a young team trying to build through player development.