The Kansas City Chiefs have hired Brian Daboll to be their new offensive coordinator, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Daboll spent last year calling plays for the Miami Dolphins.
Daboll worked for the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant and wide receivers coach from 2000-2006. He’s since bounced from the Jets, Browns and Dolphins.
The Dolphins got off to a rough start last season but finally got things going once QB Matt Moore got control of the offense. Miami ranked 20th in points and 22nd in points scored in 2011.
I’ve always been a pretty big believer that all a team needs is a decent offensive coordinator as long as it has good enough players to execute the plays. The most brilliant play design in the world can’t make a receiver catch a ball and it certainly can’t make Barry Richardson block
Despite the Dolphins starting out 0-7, they finished 6-3. It would also seem that once Daboll got the right QB in place, his offense worked pretty well. Through Miami’s first seven games, the team scored 24, 13, 13, 16, 6, 15, 17 points. In the team’s last eight games, starting with their first win of the season over the Chiefs, Miami scored 31, 20, 35, 19, 34, 10, 30, 24, 19. The three games Miami lost during that stretch they lost by a grand total of 10 points.
Daboll was believed to be one of thee finalists for the offensive coordinator position along with Jim Zorn and Al Saunders. We heard a report last week that Zorn would likely resign as QB coach if he did not receive the coordinator position. As for Saunders, we heard reports that he wished to go back to Oakland if at all possible.
What do you think, Addicts? Daboll may not be the sexy pick and he was almost certainly the cheapest (see Hunt, Clark) but that doesn’t necessarily mean he was the worst of the bunch. I am pretty impressed with what he did in Miami with Reggie Bush and Matt Moore. Might he have similar success with say, Matt Cassel and Jamaal Charles?