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Dolphins expected to hire Clyde Christensen as offensive coordinator

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 06:  Quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen of the Indianapolis Colts coaches against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has reportedly found his offensive coordinator.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins will hire Clyde Christensen to fill that spot on Gase’s staff. Christensen has spent the last 14 seasons on the Colts coaching staff. He started as the wide receivers coach, moved to offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2011 and then back to quarterbacks coach for the last four years.

He worked with Andrew Luck in that last role and will likely be spending a fair amount of time with Ryan Tannehill in Miami as the Dolphins try to get him to a higher level of play. One thing Christensen won’t do is call the offensive plays, which is something Gase said he’ll do for at least the early days of his head coaching career .

The Dolphins have also hired tight ends coach Shane Day, wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and offensive line coach Chris Foerster to Gase’s offensive staff.

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25 Responses to “Dolphins expected to hire Clyde Christensen as offensive coordinator”
  1. randomguy9999 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:56 AM

    when are they firing Tannehill?… fans that don’t drink the kool aid wanna know

  2. gratefulgecko says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 AM

    Finally someone with experience.

  3. brianav036 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:28 AM

    Steve Ross is 73 years old and if this last effort does not pan out, the only decent thing would be to sell the franchise. He went out and hired a coordinator with no HC experience. That coordinator is rumored to be on the quiet side but he is an intellectual genius. They said that about Philbin. Now we have a HC with no experience, a secondary coqach from the Bengals as our D coordinator and a bunch of no name coaches filling out the rest of the coaching ranks. What could go wrong? There is no hope with Ross and Tannenbaum. I finally realize this.

  4. contender21open says: Jan 17, 2016 9:46 AM

    Super Bowl bound!

  5. Dolphinatic says: Jan 17, 2016 10:22 AM

    Super Bowl(s) bound.

    Because Ross is totally clueless.

  6. matth3w420 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:27 AM

    Andrew Luck didn’t need this guy, but Christensen needed luck.

  7. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jan 17, 2016 10:33 AM

    The defending super bowl champions are headed to their fifth straight AFC title game. That’s a little something for some certain trolls to chew on. Have a nice off season, you’re good at it.

  8. canetic says: Jan 17, 2016 10:37 AM

    He did such a great job with Andrew Luck I can see why they hired him. Lol.

  9. derrickbrooks4president says: Jan 17, 2016 10:39 AM

    What a horrible hire!! He was the final straw that got Dungy fired in Tampa. Dungy refused to replace him as OC so the Glazers helped him.
    Resulted in The Buc’s lone Super Bowl the very next year.
    Miami suffers the same malady as Tampa, horrible owners.

  10. mcjon22 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:41 AM

    Every hire this offseason has been geared towards getting the most out of Tannehill.

    The key of course, will be getting him an O-line that can pass protect so he can blossom.

    He’s got the tools. He’s passed for 8,237 yards, 52 TD’s to 24 ints the last 2 seasons. He just needs to be more consistent and stay upright

  11. laxcoach37 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:57 AM

    We are stuck with Tannehill for at least the 2016 Season. I am glad they are addressing Coaches that know Offense and how to work with QBs. I am not drinking the KoolAid nor saying Tannehill is Elite, but he can be a Top 10 QB if the Dolphins would address the Guards and Depth on that OLine.

    After watching the Patriots yesterday it is clear that keeping Brady upright with quick Dink and Dunk works fine. Tannehill is very good at this.

  12. thingamajig says: Jan 17, 2016 11:07 AM

    “One thing Christensen won’t do is call the offensive plays, which is something Gase said he’ll do for at least the early days of his head coaching career .”

    So Christensen is going to be the QB Coach.

  13. mrfrostyj says: Jan 17, 2016 12:26 PM

    The reason he got demoted to QB coach in Indy was because his stellar offense lead to their 2-14 season. It’s nice that two guys who road Peyton Mannings coat tails to undeserved promotions can hang out now.

  14. bsizemore68 says: Jan 17, 2016 1:26 PM

    Mr. Ross is not going to sell this team, he will leave it to his family for tax reason if nothing else. So deal with it. Bill

  15. therealhazer says: Jan 17, 2016 1:45 PM

    Let’s not forget he was the architect of those putrid Bucs offenses back in the Dungy era. Having QB’s like Manning and Luck tend to help. Ain’t got one anymore.

  16. fanofpft says: Jan 17, 2016 2:41 PM

    “One thing Christensen won’t do is call the offensive plays, which is something Gase said he’ll do for at least the early days of his head coaching career .”

    So Christensen is going to be the QB Coach.

    But Gase is already said to be working with him. I thought they were steering clear of having to many cooks in the kitchen

  17. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 17, 2016 4:36 PM

    YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Jan 17, 2016 10:33 AM

    The defending super bowl champions are headed to their fifth straight AFC title game. That’s a little something for some certain trolls to chew on. Have a nice off season, you’re good at it.
    ——
    I only see one low self esteem troll pontificating off topic about a subject only certain trolls care about.

  18. fanofpft says: Jan 17, 2016 5:38 PM

    VenerableAxiom here is a tip. If you see the word “pat/s” posting anything on here. Do yourself a favor and scroll past. It will save yourself from reading delusional rantings.

  19. huggybear2014 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:08 PM

    He’s a glorified water boy. Gase said he’s calling his own plays.

  20. huggybear2014 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:14 PM

    mcjon22, what is Tannehill starting record the last 2 years?

    laxcoach, so every coach since Tannehill Freshman year in college has understood his limitations, why can’t you? Top 10 in the NFL with a losing record, two fired offensive coordinators and a fired HC. Too 10? The Pats have used 40+ offensive line combinations this year, Miami had 3 former first round picks on its line…which line and QB performed at a high level?

  21. bsizemore68 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:08 PM

    A game in Denver will be good for football, except the cry babies from the Pats will be there. Bill

  22. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 17, 2016 10:27 PM

    fanofpft says:
    Jan 17, 2016 5:38 PM

    VenerableAxiom here is a tip. If you see the word “pat/s” posting anything on here. Do yourself a favor and scroll past. It will save yourself from reading delusional rantings.
    ——–
    Perhaps, but I can’t help myself. I enjoy stepping on sanctimonious little trolls when they emerge from their holes.

  23. mx429 says: Jan 18, 2016 7:01 AM

    Ross absolutely loves Tannehill, and will mortgage the future of the entire team to generate some success for him alone.

    The Dolphins staff is now geared towards developing a single player, one that hasn’t shown more than a basic grasp of the position in 4 years.

    However, if Gase, Christensen and Co. can teach Tannehill to be a real leader of a team, read a defense, develop pocket presence, avoid a rush, and hit targets accurately beyond 15 yards they might have something solid at least. A bit of consistency would give confidence to everyone that his occasional good plays aren’t simply happy accidents.

    If that can be done all that will be left to address is third down efficiency, red-zone scoring, run defense, offensive line, linebackers, run game, overall team attitude and lack of confidence in Ross’s ownership or Tannenbaum’s administration.

  24. tliffy says: Jan 19, 2016 9:30 AM

    Who is coaching Suh? We are a mess.

  25. fanofpft says: Jan 19, 2016 5:04 PM

    Perhaps, but I can’t help myself. I enjoy stepping on sanctimonious little trolls when they emerge from their holes.

    There are only so many hours in a day.

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