Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins have filled their offensive
coordinator vacancy, hiring Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor
Lazor joins head coach Joe Philbin's staff following a successful one-year run
under Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, where he oversaw the emergence of young
quarterback Nick Foles into the NFL's top-rated passer.
Under Lazor's guidance, Foles produced the third-highest QB rating in league
history (119.2) for a single season, while his 9.1 yards per pass attempt and
8.5 percent touchdown rate also topped the NFL in 2013.
Lazor replaces Mike Sherman, who was fired earlier this month after the
Dolphins managed just seven points in season-ending losses to Buffalo and the
New York Jets that knocked the team out of the playoffs.
The 41-year-old has previously served as an NFL assistant with Atlanta (2003),
Washington (2004-07) and Seattle (2008-09), working under such esteemed
coaches as Dan Reeves, Joe Gibbs and Mike Holmgren. Lazor spent three seasons
as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Virginia from 2010-12
prior to coming to the Eagles.
Miami also interviewed Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, who accepted
the OC job with the New York Giants Tuesday, as well as former Redskins
offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
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