Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin has retained Special Team Coach Darren Rizzi

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  1. FinAtic8480

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    ST DID improve under Rizzi I will give him that
     
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    ST still sucked balls
     
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    I am OK with Rizzi returning, since Special Teams were better this season. Carpenter and Fields are solid players, they did block two punts and Gates seemed to improve as the year went on.
     
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    Hopefully we have a real kick and punt return...

    Bess is completely useless.
     
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    Clyde Gates was 13th in the NFL in avg KR, Davone Bess was 5th in the NFL in PR Avg, Brandon Fields was 3rd in the NFL in Punt Average and 4th in NET Avg, Dan Carpenter went 29-34 on FG's which is 85.3%, We ranked 10th in covering Kickoffs and 13th covering Punt Returns, and we blocked a punt for a TD this year.

    How did that suck?

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    Again, Bess was 5th in the NFL this year in PR Avg, thats pretty good for useless.
     
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    right move, but i like cleaning house
     
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    The special teams units definitely were trending in the right direction. Rizzi inherited a total cluster problem from about as bad of an assistant (Bonamego) as you can find. And they trended positively once Rizzi came on. So, that's something. At the same time, I still wonder if we could do better. I wouldn't call our units as stellar, but at least they were headed in the right direction. So, I'm open minded on Rizzi for another year. This year on ST was nothing like the amateurish 3 years under that idiot Bonamego.
     
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    I haven't seen any blocked punts by the Dolphins special teamers in years before this year. Rizzi's done a good job.

    We do need an impact kick returner however.
     
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    Mage_Phin All in for Philbin.

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    Definitely okay with this.
     
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    I always LOL when i see someone defend a special teams coordinator by putting up stats showing about how great the punter and kicker are.
     
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    Our special teams, kick coverage especially, were definitely far better than they were the year before so it seems like the right decision.
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    People on here never let facts get in the way of an opportunity to show their a$$ in public. your facts will just confuse and irritate them.
     
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    Good move.
     
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    ST is one are that was a fairly bright spot this year... Glad that we kept him...
     
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    Well played by Philbin: demonstrating that he's sufficiently open-minded to rehire an off-the-radar low-profile coach who merits being retained - while replacing most everyone else including Bowles




     
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    How is kicking and punting not have to do with special teams as a whole? The unit still has to work together to achieve those stats... especially the net punt avg (do you know what that is?). How well do you think fields or carpenter would do with poor blocking, snapping, or holding? You don't think that the ST coach has to coach these things as well?
     
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    Our special teams coach did a better job with his unit, than our defense back coach did with his, and people here wanted him to be the head coach or dc. You can't fix everything in 1 year and this is the least of our problems.
     
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    Totally agree. You can only be judged on what you do with your groceries, or how you did better than your predecessor with the same groceries.

    Keep Rizzi, lose Bowles, sign Kevin Coyle.
     
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    I'm cool with this. As mentioned, our special teams were surprisingly pretty good. I like to have some continuity somewhere, too.
     
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    ST improved markedly under Rizzi.
     

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