After the Dolphins’ first ugly loss to the Jets this season, they fired head coach Joe Philbin. After the Dolphins’ second ugly loss to the Jets on Sunday, they’ve fired offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
Lazor was let go this morning, Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated reports. Quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor will take Lazor’s place as the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator for the rest of the season.
There’s been talk of dissension in Miami about the state of the offense, with interim head coach Dan Campbell seemingly having a different philosophy than Lazor. We noted yesterday that Lazor has limited quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s ability to change plays at the line of scrimmage, and that may be contributing to Tannehill’s lack of development as a quarterback.
At 4-7, the Dolphins are in last place in the AFC East and likely heading for a major shakeup in the offseason. About the only good thing that could happen to the Dolphins down the stretch would be Tannehill showing some signs that he deserves his status as the franchise quarterback, and that wasn’t happening with Lazor calling the shots.