Steve Spagnuolo hopes change of scenery does Taco Charlton some good

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The Dolphins signed defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah as a free agent in March and that move likely helped set the stage for their decision to release Taco Charlton in April.

Ogbah, who had 5.5 sacks in 10 games last year, came to Miami from Kansas City and the Chiefs filled the opening in their defensive end group by signing Charlton as a free agent earlier this month. On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said that he hopes the move to Kansas City serves Charlton as well as it did Ogbah.

“We were really fortunate last year when we got Emmanuel Ogbah. He surfaced in the system, played good football and now he’s at Miami. Emmanuel and I have talked about this a lot and a change of scenery for him was really good. So, I think the hope, certainly, is that maybe Taco can do the same thing,” Spagnuolo said, via the team’s website.

Spagnuolo admitted that not being able to work with Charlton in person leaves them with “a long way to go” before they’ll know what kind of role Charlton can play with the team, but he can count on Frank Clark lending a hand with the process once they can get to work.

4 responses to “Steve Spagnuolo hopes change of scenery does Taco Charlton some good

  1. It’s not about a change of scenery, it’s all about motivation for Taco. He has some talent, but doesn’t use it. The Cowboys couldn’t motivate him. The Dolphins couldn’t motivate him. What’s make Spagnuolo think a change of scenery will motivate him?

  2. Taco needs a change of scenery, all right. Working the drive in window at Taco Bell.

  3. Two teams released Charlton. There must be reasons two teams gave up on a young, former #1 draft pick. Some players just hit their peak in college and never make it in the NFL.

  4. Dallas couldn’t motivate him, Miami couldn’t motivate him.., What make KC/Spags think he will be different?

    How about; A winning team? A SB team? A winning environment? A HOF coach? A league MVP? Or maybe since they were able to motivate a similar guy in Ogbah, as mentioned in the article? They also got a lot out of Pennel, also on the d-line… Maybe the d-line coach needs a raise, of course having Clark and Jones makes everyone look better.

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