Report: Dolphins looking to hire Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek

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The Miami Dolphins are trying to hire Detroit Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB.

Kocurek was given permission to interview with Miami. He’s still under contract with the Lions despite the team’s firing of head coach Jim Caldwell earlier this month.

Kocurek was first hired by the Lions to serve as a part of Jim Schwartz’s coaching staff in 2009. After Schwartz was fired following five seasons, Kocurek remained on staff through Caldwell’s tenure with the team.

Joining the Dolphins would reunite Kocurek with Ndamukong Suh, who he coached for five years in Detroit.

9 responses to “Report: Dolphins looking to hire Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek

  1. As Miami fan, I like this. I’d prefer Schwartz or Phillips, but a Schwartz assistant would be fine too.

  2. bjbroderick says:
    January 17, 2018 at 4:53 am
    D line has been pretty meh since Suh split. Im sure Patricia will want his own guy anyway.
    Name one quality DL guy. Not including Ziggy’s ghost. Kocurek has even made undrafted rookies contribute consistently

  3. As a Dolphins fan we certainly welcome this! The D Line has played well, but the Sack production was 5th lowest while the payroll was 7th highest. The young guys (Vincent and Godcheaux) are good run stoppers, but without Suh making plays while Double Teamed EVERY play what would happen if he is gone? Cam Wake is a Specialist at this point and Harris is unproven. We need DE’s that can make plays on 1st and 2nd down

  4. The Lions haven’t had a pass rush for two years, and when Ngata went down they couldn’t stop the run. Miami can have him.

  5. I liked him a lot! …but if the Lions (Read: Patricia) allowed him to interview than whining about it is pointless!!

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