Reports: Chad O’Shea in line to be Dolphins offensive coordinator

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Brian Flores may be taking another member of the Patriots coaching staff with him to Miami.

Flores is expected to be named the Dolphins head coach after the Super Bowl and multiple reports point to Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea joining him on the staff as the team’s offensive coordinator.

O’Shea was seen as a possible candidate for promotion when it looked like Josh McDaniels was leaving in 2018, but returned for a 10th season as a position coach in New England.

There have been reports that former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell will also have a job on the offensive staff in Miami. Those reports indicated that he could join the team in a senior advisory role with an offensive coordinator working with him.

31 responses to “Reports: Chad O’Shea in line to be Dolphins offensive coordinator

  1. “Shameless Dolphins can’t win on their own so they have to poach the Patriots.”

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    Did you just start watching the NFL yesterday?

  2. RE LEE says:
    January 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Shameless Dolphins can’t win on their own so they have to poach the Patriots.

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    I would wish Flores and O’Shea well, but I won’t now. Disgusting. You could do to numerous other NFC teams or anywhere out of the division.

    This will not end well in Miami either. I don’t get why you would throw away all of what you earned in NE, only to give the middle finger to your mentor for a short period of time of likely failure.

    There’s only one answer. Money.

  3. Poor dollyphins fans, after years of maligning all things New England their absentee landlord owner is panting after Pats coaches checkbook in hand.

    Fun Fact: The lolphins have had as many head coaches in the past 15 years as the Browns.

  4. He’s a good selection for Flores. He’ll be a guy he knows and trusts. Bring Caldwell in is another good selection. Regardless of what he’s learned in his 13 years with the Pats, and how much he’s probably studied Bellichick, the day he takes over it will be an entirely new ball game because being the HC is a huge step up for any new coach. Having a guy like Caldwell there will be big advantage to ease that transition,

  5. Coaches move all around the NFL, but there is definitely a certain hypocrisy to teams in the division dumping all over NE in the press and then turning around and trying to poach all their staff. I’d love to know what runs these teams have taken at Brady over the years. I bet their offers would be completely off the wall for a noodle armed system QB.

  6. All the Pats fans are boo-hooing on this forum. Saying its a disgrace and they can’t purge from another team. Why so scared huh???

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    January 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    This will not end well in Miami either. I don’t get why you would throw away all of what you earned in NE, only to give the middle finger to your mentor for a short period of time of likely failure.

    There’s only one answer. Money.
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    LIFE ALTERING money. Maybe living in Mom’s basement that doesn’t mean much to you but out here in the real world it counts a great deal. As a Pats fan going back to their days in Fenway I don’t hold wanting to do more for their families against them at all.

  8. phinfan says:
    January 24, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    All the Pats fans are boo-hooing on this forum. Saying its a disgrace and they can’t purge from another team. Why so scared huh???
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    Honestly I don;t care one way or the other.

    I don’t blame Flores for taking a HC job if offered – it’s life changing money for a guy who wasn’t even a coordinator.

    As for the Dolphins – the adage “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” comes to mind. This canl;t be any worse than any of the other terrible coaches they’ve run through there, and at least they are poaching a guy from a winner (unlike the Jets, who thought it was smart to nab the guy just canned by loserville).

  9. I have a hard time thinking Belichick is gonna pull a Mayfield and stare down Flores and O’Shea when the Patriots play the Dolphins because they left to join a rival in the same division.

  10. Miracle in Miami. Just watched it again. Nice D

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    Dude, you know you are hiring the Pats defensive coordinator as your head coach, right?

  11. The Dolphins aren’t telling Flores WHO is going to be on his staff.
    Flores has had enough time in the league to be able to identify the type of asst. coaches we wants. If he has a comfort level with those he’s worked with so be it. The big difference this time around compared to the Gase experiment is that these new coaches have solid NFL experience, earned their credibility and come from winning organizations.
    The Phins may have a lot of roster work ahead of them but by all accounts this HC and staff will have far better chances of success than those in the past.
    Things just may be looking up for us after decades of failure.

  12. The Dolphins are desperate. The last times they won SBs were before Brady was born and last because Brady was born. Those games weren’t “ yesterday”.

  13. Use to be folks made jokes about our choices for coaches.
    Now they are complaining were stealing some goods ones.
    What’s not to like about this?

  14. Miami fans are really talking about the Pats fans, and not so much about the coaches, and when TB, and BB leave the crying will flow to the Dad. Bill

  15. Here’s to ALL you Patriot fans having your “pity” party – Get OVER It !
    How can you bemoan or berate another team REGARDLESS of their division for offering another job to a coordinator?
    It’s EXACTLY what happens to Coordinators in the NFL that are GOOD – they call that a PROMOTION!
    You should be proud that it was “your” team gave them knowledge to succeed in the NFL!
    And this ones for you “tylawspick6” & “R E LEE” – –
    You don’t think for ONE second Belichick & Kraft won’t “poach” another Coordinator from the same division? Go ahead & make that bet – Dare Ya!

  16. Always liked O’Shea and wondered why he hadn’t been picked off before. As a Patriots fan, I’m not thrilled these guys are staying in the division, but I can’t be surprised that it’s a division team that talent spotted them and I can’t blame Flores or O’Shea for grabbing the opportunity.

    It’ll be interesting to see what the Patriots do with the coaching staff for 2019. I sure hope Scarnecchia sticks around another year.

  17. ncphiner says:
    January 24, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    The Dolphins aren’t telling Flores WHO is going to be on his staff.
    Flores has had enough time in the league to be able to identify the type of asst. coaches we wants. If he has a comfort level with those he’s worked with so be it. The big difference this time around compared to the Gase experiment is that these new coaches have solid NFL experience, earned their credibility and come from winning organizations.
    The Phins may have a lot of roster work ahead of them but by all accounts this HC and staff will have far better chances of success than those in the past.
    Things just may be looking up for us after decades of failure.
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    Not a chance. There is no difference at all. Gase hired guys he was comfortable with, meaning guys that were not a threat to rebel and eventually take his job. He learned that was dumb and hired a legit DC but kept the scrub OC on the side of the ball Gase prefers. Just because these guys come from the Patriots does not mean they will be winners. Honestly, the track record for Belichick assistants is abysmal and ex-patriots that are not Belichick or Brady are probably more likely to fail, not less. Odds are, they know what BB does but not necessarily why he does it. That can be detrimental when they use the same tactics but at the wrong times. I hope they do well but there is no way I will be hopeful until I see sustained success in Miami. This looks like a throw-away year. I think Ross should have fired Grier as well and then hired a legit GM to handle the football stuff. He does part of the job. One year fire a coach, then a GM, then another GM and then a coach. There is always some stink left in the organization and right now, that stink is Grier.

  18. Ross does have decision making flaws when it comes down to front office structure, agreed that he should have cleaned house, but he didn’t. Whatever the reason we’re stuck with Grier and Flores for the immediate future. I cannot see this being nearly as bad as TBomb and Gase. Sending those two packing was a good start.
    Maybe we’ll suck just a little less which is still progress.
    As I see it we’ve got 3 years to watch this new regime do their jobs.

  19. Great opportunity for O’Shey to make his own mark. After 10 years its as receiver coach to become offensive coordinator that includes a huge pay raise must be pretty exciting.

  20. Funny how salty Patriots fans are on here about “poaching” a coach or two.
    As if Chris Hogan, Wes Welker, Larry, Izzo, Junior Seau and more didn’t add to your dynasty’s success.

    Your franchise has built one of the most successful sports teams ever..
    Don’t be scared of change…

    …unless there’s a reason to be.

  21. It pleases me to no end to see so many disgruntled Patsie fans crying over losing a few coaches to their division rival. To me, everything seems P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

  22. beachsidejames says:
    January 25, 2019 at 8:07 am
    Great opportunity for O’Shey to make his own mark. After 10 years its as receiver coach to become offensive coordinator

    You’re not supposed to be a receiver coach for 10 years, that shows that there is no confidence to promote him.

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