3 former dolphins assistants

matt11390

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Now are head coaches. Tomlin, Bowles, and Garrett. Obviously when they were here we had no idea they would elevate to head coaches but it's just a fascinating twist that we are stuck with Philbin and we at least had better options on previous staffs.

Same story as our former players leaving and then becoming much better players. We are cursed for sure :)

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Could be 4 if Quinn gets hired
 

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When was Tomlin a Dolphins assistant?
 

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Now are head coaches. Tomlin, Bowles, and Garrett. Obviously when they were here we had no idea they would elevate to head coaches but it's just a fascinating twist that we are stuck with Philbin and we at least had better options on previous staffs.

Same story as our former players leaving and then becoming much better players. We are cursed for sure :)

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Could be 4 if Quinn gets hired
Eliminate this psycho-babble about being cursed. The concept is total BS and belongs in the science of voodoo.
Tomlin (I didn't know he was a Dolphin), Bowles and Garrett were given opportunities at other teams and moved up the coaching ladder. Good luck to them. Just because they got opportunities elsewhere doesn't reinforce the notion that this team is cursed.
 

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To the 49ers fans that wanted to be rid of Harbaugh: be careful what you wish for...
 

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Incidentally, there was similar hate for Jason Garrett as we currently see around here for Zack Taylor (QB Coach). When Garrett was Dolphin QB Coach, there was talk that he aspired to bigger roles like OC and ultimately a Head Coach and these were not so politely scoffed at.
Zack Taylor is ridiculed on Finheaven because he's Sherman's son in law and that helped him get the job, and he wasn't a very good QB himself. Even though he clearly works well with Ryan Tannehill, who has progressively improved each season. There are many who want him removed.
It is understood that Taylor also aspires to be an OC and a Head Coach one day. It will be interesting to see if Lazor keeps him for the next season.
 

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Incidentally, there was similar hate for Jason Garrett as we currently see around here for Zack Taylor (QB Coach). When Garrett was Dolphin QB Coach, there was talk that he aspired to bigger roles like OC and ultimately a Head Coach and these were not so politely scoffed at.
Zack Taylor is ridiculed on Finheaven because he's Sherman's son in law and that helped him get the job, and he wasn't a very good QB himself. Even though he clearly works well with Ryan Tannehill, who has progressively improved each season. There are many who want him removed.
It is understood that Taylor also aspires to be an OC and a Head Coach one day. It will be interesting to see if Lazor keeps him for the next season.
Lets be real for second. You should know well enough that Bill Lazor had more to do with RT's improvement than Zac Taylor. Lazor specifically mentioned RT's footwork that needed to be improved before the season when he got here as an area of needs improvement. Lazor also mentioned during training camp that they were working on that and polishing some of his mechanics. I would say Lazor and the combination of maturation of Tannehill's game was the sole reason for his improvement not Zac Taylor. Yes he does receive a lot of negative comments from Fans as he should due to nepotism. He didn't have the credentials to get the job in the first place but willing ride with him if Lazor sees him fit for the position.
 

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In some way it may be actually a credit to the organization. We had some talented coaches, you can spin it for or against but fact is coaches, especially good ones, leaves teams for a promotion.
 

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I don't remember Garrett as an assistant here...I do believe he was a 3rd string QB for a season.
 

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Garret was a back up QB and Tomlin was never a Dolphin. OP is 1/3.
 

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Garret was a back up QB and Tomlin was never a Dolphin. OP is 1/3.
No - Jason Garrett was also the Dolphin QB Coach for 2 years 2005 and 2006, when our Head Coach was the strongly committed Nick Saban.
 

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so our FO can develop coaches but our coaches can't develop players :crazy:
 

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Tomlin was never an assistant here, he was one of the guys that Saban wanted to be our DC when he was DB coach in Tampa, but the Bucs refused to let him interview. The other candidates were Jim Schwartz and Eric Mangini. Eventually we just named Rick Smith DC.
 
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