Bear in mind again to the top of the 2019 NFL season when the Miami Dolphins, amid a 5-4 end to their season, noticed each of their coordinators go away regardless of having only one 12 months of expertise on the job? It was fairly the odd time for the Dolphins’ teaching employees. In a time through which everybody ought to have been thrilled by the robust near a rookie coach’s first season, everybody as an alternative discovered themselves asking why the Dolphins, regardless of the late success, couldn’t keep their coaches after that first season.
Every coordinator had a distinct story. For offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, the problems reportedly stemmed from teaching type and the complexity of his offense for a gaggle of first-time teammates. That didn’t seem to take a seat nicely with some on Flores’ workforce and, after the Week 17 win over the Patriots, the Dolphins bid him farewell.
However then there’s Patrick Graham. Graham, the defensive coordinator on the time, left to signal a cope with the New York Giants to change into…the defensive coordinator. There was no promotion. No upgraded function and title. Graham merely left Miami to take a job in New York because the Giants’ defensive play caller.
It was an odd transfer on the time, however Graham has simply given a clue as to why he felt compelled to make a change. Because it seems, Graham’s dream job is apparently the job he holds now; which is why he handed on interviewing for the New York Jets gig.
Patrick Graham says he handed on the chance to interview for the Jets head teaching job this offseason as a result of being the Giants’ DC is his dream job. Graham later acknowledged that he has aspirations to change into a head coach however mentioned it’s not his focus.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) June 9, 2021
If Graham is to be believed, then no surprise he was prepared to go away Miami even when it didn’t include a promotion. It was as an alternative a matter of non-public desire and with this improvement, we are able to put to relaxation any hypothesis about bother in Miami after the exodus of assistants from that first 12 months below Brian Flores.