If Josh McDaniels leaves for a head-coaching gig this offseason, the New England Patriots would need to have a new offensive coordinator.
A incredibly intriguing candidate just hit the open market place.
The Miami Dolphins fired offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea on Monday, in accordance to a report from NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo. The shift came one working day following Miami surprised the Patriots 27-24 at Gillette Stadium to near out Brian Flores’ to start with 12 months as head coach.
O’Shea, who followed Flores to Miami previous winter, led a patchwork Dolphins offense that rated 27th in yards and twenty fifth in scoring but surged down the extend, averaging 27.eight details for every game more than the last six months of the typical period.
Just before becoming a member of the Dolphins, O’Shea spent ten seasons as the Patriots’ extensive receivers coach, serving in that part from 2009 by means of the 2018 period and profitable a few Tremendous Bowls. He also crafted the Patriots’ pink-zone offense and would be a organic prospect to change McDaniels if the latter opts to leave New England.
The Cleveland Browns, New York Giants and Carolina Panthers reportedly have asked for authorization to job interview McDaniels for their head-coaching vacancies. The Patriots, who will host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in the wild-card spherical, do not have an evident OC-in-ready on employees.
Joe Decide took over for O’Shea as receivers mentor this year when nevertheless serving as the Patriots’ special groups coordinator. He possible would be the major inside selection. Longtime assistants Ivan Fears and Dante Scarnecchia coach functioning backs and offensive line, respectively, with Nick Caley handling limited ends and Mick Lombardi aiding McDaniels with quarterbacks.
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