Jim Caldwell expected to be on Dolphins coaching staff

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The Dolphins have not named their new head coach yet, but they have reportedly settled on Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores as the man they want to lead their team in 2019 and beyond.

They can’t make that official until the Patriots’ season is over and Flores’ co-worker Josh McDaniels provided a reminder that things can still change as last year’s offseason got underway. McDaniels backed out of accepting the Colts job after Indy had already started making deals with assistant coaches, which hasn’t stopped the Dolphins from starting to make plans for what Flores’ first staff in Miami will look like.

According to multiple reports, former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell is expected to be on the staff. Albert Breer of SI.com reports he’s one of three names that Flores mentioned as a coach he’d like to run the offense and two others — Greg Roman and Kliff Kingsbury — are no longer available.

Breer adds that Caldwell may not wind up with the offensive coordinator title as the team could bring in a different coach for that job while Caldwell takes on something like an assistant head coach role that draws on his experience in the top job.

15 responses to “Jim Caldwell expected to be on Dolphins coaching staff

  1. Great hire. Has lots of experience working with both young and experienced quarterbacks. Can serve as a mentor / sounding board for a new head coach.

  2. Smart Move; Caldwell hit his ceiling with the Lions but I credit Flores big time for checking his ego in at the door and bringing in a calm guy with HC experience.

  3. Maybe the Dolphins should be “terrified” of a league investigation. They’re unofficial HC is already picking out coordinators.

  4. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am
    So we don’t have an official head coach as of yet however we’re already selecting assistant coaches?

    So Dolphins!
    So your suppose to wait until after the Super Bowl to start your hiring?

  5. If the Dolphins plan is to get Joe Flacco, the Caldwell move was a smart one. He was the OC when Joe won the Super Bowl.

  6. I like this hire – I said the minute after Gase was canned Ross & Grier should be on the phone with Caldwell!
    He’ll bring tons of experience with him & strong work ethic and players respect him.

  7. They’ve got a few weeks before they can hire him. They could announce Richard today. He who hesitates is lost.

  8. The hiring of previously unknown defensive assistant coach could rank with some of the all time great hires – like the Rams hiring Sean McVay. It could also be a diasaster. Bringing Caldwell in gives them something to fall back on if Brian Flores does not work out.

  9. This is not BAD news for a change. Caldwell has some respectability in the league and he would certainly have a great deal of HC experience/wisdom to share. So we have O-coordinator, who’s the DC going to be?
    The important thing now is to get Flores signed.
    Let’s hope for a KC victory this weekend.
    Getting the Pats out of the playoffs and getting our new coach in the building is a win-win.

  10. the doophins adding caldwell before a coach is even hired, clearly shows they don’t have a clue on how to run an nfl team, or wtf they are doing.

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