Dolphins hire Renaldo Hill

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  1. Albert Romano

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    FootballScoop Staff‏ @FootballScoop 2h2 hours ago
    Pitt secondary coach Renaldo Hill headed to the Dolphins per source.

    Travis Wingfield‏ @WingfieldNFL 1h1 hour ago
    The Dolphins have hired Renaldo Hill to the coaching staff. Hill was last with the Dolphins in 2008, the last time Miami won a hat and t-shirt for finishing first in the AFC East.

    Travis Wingfield‏ @WingfieldNFL 35m35 minutes ago
    Renaldo Hill played at Michigan State during the years that Adam Gase was a scouting assistant under Nick Saban. He played corner in college and flipped to safety mid-way through his NFL career. Recently, he was on the Pitt Panthers staff.
     
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    Following national signing day, Pitt’s offseason of turnover on the sideline continues.

    Renaldo Hill, Pitt’s defensive backs coach the past three seasons under Pat Narduzzi, has left the staff and will take a position with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source. The news was first reported by Panther-Lair.com.

    Hill is now the third assistant coach to depart since the end of the season, joining defensive coordinator Josh Conklin — now head coach at Wofford — and offensive line coach John Peterson. All three were members of Narduzzi’s original staff at Pitt.

    For Hill, his next move is a return to the pro ranks. He was a 2001 NFL draft pick and played in the league until 2010, spending three of those years with the Dolphins.

    Narduzzi sent out a tweet expressing his support Thursday morning.






    http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/...backs-nfl-miami-dolphins/stories/201802080156
     
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    Underrated free safety in Miami and communicator during his time here

    Last quality free safety this teams had frankly

    Weren’t many blown assignments when that guy was back there getting everyone lined up
     
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    Now that’s a blast from the past. He was very underrated as a player. Glad he’s found a home back in Miami as an assistant coach. My brother and I were huge Renaldo Hill fans back in the day.
     
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    It was a sad day for me when he left for Denver and Miami didn’t match that money

    Very solid player during his time here
     
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    I remember Hoops. It was a sad day indeed.
     
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    'Thrill' Hill returns... nice!
     
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    Good addition. Hoops hit the nail on the head. Add him as asst DB coach with his smarts then it’s a win win.
     
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    One caveat to the Renaldo Hill hire is his knowledge of the Pitt players. I believe they had a couple of well regarded prospects in their secondary?
     
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    I am a Pitt fan, and the one thing you would have to question about that team was the secondary. They didn't have a great pass rush so the DB's had to cover a little more. The main issue with the DB's for Pitt is they wouldn't turn there head and go for the ball. Many times if the DB just looked, he could have had a pick instead of giving up a huge pass. The other issue is that they would get burned a lot on deep passes. The games that the Pitt D played well had more to do with the QB missing his target instead of great D play. If you look at the Univ of Miami game, Pitt won because the Miami QB couldn't even get the ball close to the WR. The plays were there, the QB couldn't execute. Hopefully the issues that Pitt had was more to the type of D they ran than the way the DB's were coached and played.
     
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    That was Randal the WR.
     
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    Appreciate the insights from Pitt.
     
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    This could be a pretty solid move. Like hoops said, solid
     
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    Dude was great in ‘08.

    Nice hire.
     
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    I'd say that Louis Delmas would like to have a word with you, but his time with us was so brief before the knee injuries ended his career it's a bit of a footnote. He did not have great range, but he brought a lot of other FS goodness to the team.
     
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    I'll say it again, the Dolphins are leaving no stone unturned in their desire to make this team better. I can't wait to see what decisions are made when it comes to personnel.
     
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    I’d say Delmas played more like a strong safety and wasn’t the same level communicator.
     
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    I wish we could get narduzzi on our team, that no fly zone d was no joke at msu
     
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    On paper hires looking good now time for results and production
     
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    What’s your take on Whitehead? Could he solve our FS problem?
     
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    Gase just can't help himself preferring players or coaches he has worked with already. Very weird and very restrictive.
     
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    Sometimes you need to leave your comfort zone.
     
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    Not saying it's good or bad, but I wouldnt call it weird, 95% of NFL coaching staffs are built that way...
     
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    Its many things, but weird and unusual isnt one of them
     
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    I am not sure why this is so hard to comprehend, most people who are going to spend long hours together want to be with coaches they are familiar/comfortable with.

    I will take it a step further, talk was there was lack of good communication between Gase and Christensen. If it was me I would probably want to sink or swim with people Im comfortable with as well and it works the other way around as well from the assistant coaches I would assume.
     
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    the hiring of Hill and Odom points to us going more quarter coverage. Don't know how I feel about that
     
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    “I believe one defense can stop everything; I believe we could play an entire football game in our base defense, I believe that if everyone lines up exactly right, reads their keys, and does all the fundamentals involved with the defense, it is enough to win.” -Pat Narduzzi, former Michigan State DC, and new HC at Pitt, on quarters coverage.

    Is that what the Lions played as well?
     
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    That doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement? And because I respect your opinion, I’m now more concerned than ever, that the defense is headed in the wrong direction on the back end. Are you concerned about “Quarters” because of Miami’s personnel or is it something else that worries you?
     
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    All coaches hire guys they've worked with before. It's not weird at all. You can argue the hires themselves, but it isn't weird. It's how **** works.
     
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    Oden is pretty highly regarded, so I'll reserve my skepticism. There's only so much negativity I can deal with.
     
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    Lol, same here brother, the DB’s were lost half the time and barely created a turnover so will see.
     
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    Interesting. Also I guess we gotta keep an eye out for Pit Safety prospect Jordan Whitehead. I like him quite a bit and now there is a connection.
     
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    Tony Oden has coached under a steady stream of guys who either coached under or are in regular communication with Nick Saban. Hiring a Saban guy like Renaldo Hill to coach under Oden is a natural fit.

    The fact that Adam Gase and Renaldo Hill were essentially teammates is also interesting. As a student-coach, Gase would do projects specifically for the secondary under Mark Dantonio. Renaldo Hill was in that secondary.
     
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    Feels like Gase is really getting guys in that he's really comfortable with.
     
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    Well that just highlights the fact of ‘familarity’ with each other and then you have the Lions DL coach here who obviously knows what the back half of the D will be playing.

    As you said, makes sense. Question is did the Lions play quarters like Pitt or not l’m not sure but that would be a strong indication of what they may be thinking.
     
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    I liked him as a player. Was at the game vs Minny when he scooped up a strip by Jason Taylor and raced about 50 yards for 6.
     
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    official
     
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    I was saying the samething when i saw his name. For me he was the best safety and communicater we had during those years TILL now........EXTREMELY UNDERRATED
     
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    I don't think you understand how NFL staffs are built then. Very few of the coaches don't have previous associations with other people on staffs. Why would you build a staff of people you don't know, don't know how they interact with players, don't know their work ethic, etc.
     
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