Bill Lazor Could Help Miami Dolphins, But Only With a Competent GM
Bill Lazor, a name many Miami Dolphins fans had never heard of until Wednesday, has interviewed for the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator job. The position is left vacant due to the firing of Mike Sherman on Monday. Sherman was let go on Tuesday after his offense produced just seven points in the final two games and was ranked 27th in total offense.
Lazor was the quarterbacks’ coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, and considering the fact that he turned Nick Foles, who many think is less talented than Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill, into a 27 touchdown, two-interception passer, having Tannehill work under him could be extremely beneficial.
During his coaching tenure in the league, Lazor has worked under greats like Mike Holmgren and Joe Gibbs, but the most impressive and most important part of his resume is the fact he worked with Chip Kelly in his creative and dynamic offense in Philadelphia. Kelly’s offense is the exact opposite of Miami’s flat, predictable offense of old ran by Mike Sherman, and the creativity is exactly what the Dolphins need to spark the offensive explosion they should be capable of having players at skill positions like Mike Wallace, Charles Clay and Lamar Miller.
Whether Stephen Ross decides to hire Lazor or not is still up in the air because the Dolphins have yet to fill the role of GM that was left empty when Miami and Jeff Ireland “mutually” parted ways. The new GM will inherit an ugly situation at offensive line and will have to immediately prove his competence by fixing it. If the new GM fails at this then the new OC, being Lazor or any other man, will be set up for failure.
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