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What a Miami Dolphins Doug Pederson coaching staff could look like




PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Doug Pederson #14 of the Miami Dolphins stands behind center Jeff Dellenbach #65 as offensive linemen Bert Weiner and Keith Simms #69 look on from the line of scrimmage during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Veterans Stadium on November 14, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dolphins defeated the Eagles 19-14. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Doug Pederson #14 of the Miami Dolphins stands behind center Jeff Dellenbach #65 as offensive linemen Bert Weiner and Keith Simms #69 look on from the line of scrimmage during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Veterans Stadium on November 14, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dolphins defeated the Eagles 19-14. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Doug Pederson is my primary target for the next coach of the Miami Dolphins.  Yes, the former backup quarterback to Dan Marino.   Pederson is available and is a coach that led his team to a Super Bowl.  Of all the coaches that are available, that is the separating factor.

The Dolphins would be wise to break the mold and stop looking  at Defensive or Offensive Coordinators and just stick with a coach that has actual NFL Head Coach Experience.  Pederson’s offensive creativity is exactly what the Miami Dolphins need.  Add in the fact that when he was coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, he ran an offensive RPO strategy which suits the game plan of Tua Tagovailoa (if he is the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins next season).

One of the most promising assets that Pederson brings to the table is the ability to recruit quality coaches and assistants.  If the Miami Dolphins do hire Pederson, what would his coaching staff look like?

Offensive Coordinator – John DeFilippo

Currently QB coach of the Chicago Bears

John was the Quarterback coach for the Eagles when they won their first Super Bowl, and guided Carson Wentz to his best career; statistics wise.  Add in the fact that John helped develop Garner Minshew during his rookie season to his best statistical season season, you are starting to notice a trend.  Whether Tua is the quarterback or someone else, John has worked and brought out the best of his quarterbacks.  Aligning an offensive strategy with Pederson working alongside of him would be a reunion worth singing about.

Offensive Line Coach – Juan Castillo

Currently the offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears

Best thing about Juan – he’s got 25 years experience coaching the offensive line.  He has had great experience wherever he has coached.  Prior to the Bears, he was the offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills where in his two year tenure, had back to back top 10 rushing yard statistics.  Then add in the fact that Juan has Philly ties and was once again apart of that franchise for over 11 years, where Pederson would create another reunion.

Under Brian Flores, the Miami Dolphins have struggled to attract coaches of this caliber.  Adding a head coach like Pederson, this is the type of coaching staff that can actually work with the Dolphins young core players, and develop them into professionals.

On the opposite side of the ball, Pederson could look to retain Josh Boyer, as Boyer is a promising coordinator, but as fans, we don’t know if it was Boyer or Flores that was calling the shots this past season.   The connection that Pederson has with former head coaches can’t be ignored, with that being said,  I think Pederson would potentially bring in the following:

Defensive Coordinator – Jim Schwartz

Currently a Sr Defensive assistant of the Tennessee Titans

Schwartz was the defensive coordinator for five seasons, all five of the seasons he worked alongside Pederson.  Add in the fact that Schwartz was a former head coach, and the network he brings with him, allows for the Dolphin defense to potentially go from a top 15 performance to a top 10.

Add all the experience that these four coaches have and you are over the century mark.  That type of knowledge, tutelage, and mentorship is what the Miami Dolphins players have lacked for the past three years.  I’m not sure why the Dolphins haven’t requested an interview, but I’m hopeful they can potentially see what adding Doug Pederson would mean not only to this franchise but to his new players.

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Heat rally falls short in 110-108 loss to Hawks




An exhilarating rally fell just short of a memorable road victory, as Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat ran a perfectly executed play that could have been the game winner against the host Atlanta Hawks. Instead, Butler’s close shot rolled off the rim and the Hawks held on for the 110-108 victory Friday night.

Miami only held a brief lead seconds into the game but Atlanta controlled most of the game until they nearly fell apart in the final six minutes. Duncan Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, including a big 3-pointer that had them within six points with three minutes remaining and another that trimmed the lead to just one point with less than a minute remaining.

Young’s two free throws gave Atlanta their biggest lead of the night at 18 points near the end of the third quarter, but Miami showed resilience to get so frustratingly close to stealing the win. Unfortunately the Heat ran out of time with the margin of error so razor thin and every play needing to be executed perfectly. After two Butler free throws and Robinson’s 3 cut the deficit to one point, Butler curled off a screen at the top of the key and seemingly had the easy alley-oop basket that didn’t go in. Young split a pair of free throws, giving the Heat another opportunity to tie it or take the lead but the play went nowhere fast, ending with Butler missing a difficult 3-point shot attempt in the corner and Max Strus missing a fallaway putback jumper.

Even though they were outscored 34-22 in the final quarter, Atlanta held on to secure their third straight home victory and avoided losing to Miami for the third time in less than two weeks. Young scored 28 points and went 12-15 from the free throw line — earning more free throw attempts than the Heat as a team.

Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro both were unavailable and PJ Tucker injured his left knee in the first quarter and did not return to the game.

Adebayo had another strong game, leading his team with 21 points while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing five assists. Max Strus scored 15 points off the bench, all in the first half. Butler contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 36 minutes. Gabe Vincent started once again and scored 14 points and had nine assists.

The loss drops the Heat to third in the East, just percentage points behind the Chicago Bulls, who lost to the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. Both teams are now half a game behind the Brooklyn Nets.

Miami returns home to host the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at 6:00pm on NBA TV.

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Video: Trae Young talks trash to Bam Adebayo, proceeds to break Duncan Robinson ankles and sink 3



  • Updated: January 21, 2022

Bam Adebayo and Trae Young

The Miami Heat are looking to continue their ascent in the Eastern Conference standings tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.

At one point, big man Bam Adebayo talked trash to Hawks star Trae Young, and shortly afterward, Young responded by putting a move on Duncan Robinson.

Bam Adebayo talking trash to Trae Young, here’s what Trae did in response:

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 22, 2022

Adebayo recently returned after missing several weeks due to a thumb injury. Needless to say, he is a major part of Miami’s championship aspirations.

The Heat are currently tied with the Chicago Bulls for the top spot in the East, but the Bulls hold the tiebreaker.

Meanwhile, the Hawks, just one season removed from a surprise trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, are sputtering with a 19-25 record.

Young is having a banner season, as he’s averaging 27.9 points and 9.5 assists per game. His efficiency from the field has also improved significantly compared to last season.

As of this writing, the Heat are trailing the Hawks by a sizable margin in the fourth quarter. With Chicago battling the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, Miami has a great opportunity to perhaps take over first place in the conference.

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Swim & Dive Hosts FGCU on Senior Day this Saturday




MIAMI (Jan. 21, 2022) – The FIU women’s swimming and diving team hosts its last home dual-meet of the season this Saturday, Jan. 22, when the Panthers welcome FGCU to the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center on Senior Day.


The Panthers and Eagles are set to begin competition at 11 a.m. ET.

FIU will honor its nine seniors before the meet with the ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m.



A live stream will be available via the FIU Athletics Facebook page. Live results can also be tracked via the Meet Mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android users.



The meet will run the standard 16 event format including two relays, 12 individual swimming events, as well as the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. The order of events is as follows:

200 Medley Relay

3m Diving (Will run concurrently with swimming)

1000 Freestyle

200 Freestyle

100 Backstroke

100 Breaststroke

200 Butterfly

50 Freestyle

1m Diving

20-minute break

100 Freestyle

200 Backstroke

200 Breaststroke

500 Freestyle

100 Butterfly

400 Individual Medley

200 Freestyle Relay



FIU enters the competition with a 4-1 overall record in dual meets this year. In their last head-to-head competition, the Panthers defeated Marshall by a score of 178-122 (Dec. 17). Saturday’s contest will mark the second time FIU sees FGCU this season. Back on Nov. 6, FIU defeated FGCU on the road by a score of 189.5 to 110.5. 

The Eagles have competed in three dual meets this season and dropped all of them, owning a 0-3 record on the year. Besides the result against FIU, the Eagles were also defeated by the Miami Hurricanes (100-198) and Vanderbilt (143-151).   

FIU holds a four-meet win streak in dual contests against FGCU dating back to the 2018-19 season.



The Panthers hit the road next Saturday, Jan. 29, for a dual-meet against Conference USA foe FAU. Competition is set to begin at 11 a.m. ET in Boca Raton.


Get all the latest information on the team by following on Twitter (@FIUSwimDive), Facebook @FIUSwimmingandDiving) and on Instagram (@FIUSwimDive). General athletic news can also be found at @FIUSports on Facebook and @FIUAthletics on Twitter and Instagram.


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