Lazor Interviews With Dolphins

Ideally, Chip Kelly would like to bring his exact same coaching staff back for the 2014 season.

But that might not happen. Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor is in Miami today to interview with the Dolphins for their offensive coordinator opening, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Last month, we wrote about Lazor’s role in developing Nick Foles and their weekly correction sessions on Tuesdays.


The 41-year-old has eight years of NFL coaching experience. He was the Atlanta Falcons’ quality control coach in 2003. He spent 2004 to 2007 with the Washington Redskins, splitting time as an offensive assistant and then the quarterbacks coach. In 2008 and 2009, Lazor coached the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterbacks. And he spent three seasons as Virginia’s quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator before joining Kelly's staff last offseason.

Asked earlier this week about how he would handle other teams looking to hire his assistants, Kelly said: "Everything is done on an individual basis, and I'll talk to those guys. But we haven't had any requests put in for them yet. But when they do come in, I'd sit down and visit with them and what do they want to do and how to they want to go about it."

Kelly was also asked about how he was able to maintain staff continuity at Oregon.

"We had a lot of fun working together, and it was part of the difficult thing for me leaving was them," he said. "Sometimes the grass isn't always greener, and I think we had a bunch of guys - it's a unique situation at that school. A lot of guys that were there when I got there, too. And when I was named the head coach, I was the youngest guy on staff and I think in the least amount of time there.

"There's been guys that have been there for a long, long time, and that's a rarity, whether it's in the professional or the college ranks. I think we had an environment that we were excited about going to work every day, and I feel like we have that here. But I'm never going to stand in the way of someone bettering themselves."

The Dolphins fired Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator earlier this week. Miami had the 18th-ranked offense in the league, per Football Outsiders and scored just seven points in its final two games, failing to make the playoffs.

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  • macadood

    Quit trying to steal all our guys, Miami!

    • Andy124

      First the fresh prince, now this. Can’t they just take Pink instead?

      • NickS1

        Or Eve?

        • cliff henny

          kendricks will replace eve with rihanna. who’s jaccpot dating?

          • NickS1

            Oo I can dig that. Get to see her out at the club.

          • cliff henny

            take pics of her, and then also of the black eye she gives you for taking pics for us

          • NickS1

            I can’t take this conversation any further on the work computer.

          • cliff henny

            coward.

          • NickS1

            Let’s just leave it at: blackmail would be involved, the results of which cannot be discussed further.

          • GEAGLE

            We should all just quit our jobs and show up at Cliffs human resource department lol…

          • cliff henny

            well, technically, your in it now…they get choice to work in office or home, make everyone skypecam from home during office hours. gawd, i do love being boss and hr. being a cowboy fan is a firable offense, and not a f’n thing you can do about it.

          • GEAGLE

            Really hope you get recognized for employer of the year by some major business magazine…you are everything that Is great about Murika!

          • cliff henny

            trust me, everyone is an eagles fans, they enjoy having their phone turned on. and miller lite, drinking bud is also firable offense. other than that, watch porn for all i care, just turn speakers off. serious lax rules. girls come to work in bikinis, have friends come by for office happy hours.

          • GEAGLE

            Any chance you can move your business to philly? I gotta pretend to have a phone by my ear the entire time I blog, which is way often..gets annoying to pretend to Be on hold just to talk eagles half the time lol

          • cliff henny

            no way. no right to work laws in SC.

          • theycallmerob

            always pulling the work card. what kind of football fan are you

          • GEAGLE

            Isn’t Desean with Ashanti’s washed up self

          • cliff henny

            no idea. ummmm, now that’s a little kitty katfight i’d like to see.

          • NickS1

            I’d pay.

          • GEAGLE

            They were showing up everywhere together but Desean might have gotten bored filling his washed up Ashanti fetish and be on to the next DMX’s sloppy seconds by now

          • cliff henny

            still pefer hanging out in shady suite during game. those girls would know what’s up. not alot of unnecessary chatter

          • GEAGLE

            Shady seems more like Rihanna’s type then Sweet Mykal

        • theycallmerob

          boy, I sure hope some miami fans follow google to this thread. we’ve had a good time today.

          lebron sucks! m.c.w. and durant are both better!

          • NickS1

            Being honest, I thought Miami stole Freeway until a I learned that Freeway didn’t actually change names/styles and turn into Rick Ross. Fat guys with bald heads and beards get confusing.

          • theycallmerob

            honest or not, well done.

      • theycallmerob

        if they come for tastykakes, i’m making an ammo run tonight

        • Andy124

          Unpossible!

          • theycallmerob

            few things in life are gooder than a krimpet

          • Andy124

            And the Kandy Kake is one of them.

          • theycallmerob

            I didn’t want to type too many K’s on the page, that and the miami headline might bring Incognito fans

          • Andy124

            Holy crap. There’re 3 in there! Subliminal messages in my junk food!

          • theycallmerob

            I’ve always harbored suspicions, but still fiercely loyal. Once cut off a man’s big toe for offering me entenmanns.

          • Andy124

            Would you like some entenmann’s?

          • theycallmerob

            don’t let me find you at the beach someday, Mr. 124

          • NickS1

            Entenmann’s does have a bangin’ cheese danish.

          • theycallmerob

            aaaaaaah MADNESS

            yOuRE nExT, nICkY
            - gEAglE’s bIG blAck fRieNd

          • Andy124

            I’ll make sure to wear steal tipped boots if I ever visit Baltimore.

        • NickS1

          They can have Pat’s and Geno’s, though. By all means, give them those garbage cheese steaks. If I never had to see another pre-game shot of people eating that trash I’d be the happiest man alive.

          • cliff henny

            man, i havent had a good cheesesteak in 7 yrs. ordered one a year ago, came back as crappy low grade (least that part was right) rib eye am melted american cheese. wanted to throw it at the waitress

          • NickS1

            hard to find down south I’d imagine. the bread quality alone has to be lacking.

          • cliff henny

            closest you can get is jersey mike’s nasty crap. hate the south, except for the weather and free beer.

          • NickS1

            Best thing south of the Mason Dixon line might be Magerk’s in Fed Hill, Baltimore. They at least get fresh Amoroso rolls. Ask Rob to take you a few down on a road trip.

          • theycallmerob

            yessir! caught the 2nd WASH game there with some friends from back home. Can’t stand Fed Hill, but it’s an oasis.
            Even have the proper temperament, booed 3 very cute girls in RG3bumknees jerseys out within minutes

          • cliff henny

            his truck will be filled with bourbon, no room

          • Chris

            technically it’s in Canton, but it is a damn fine place. They have one up in Bel Air, MD that is an offshoot, not as good but food is pretty similar. Much closer to Philly than Baltimore

          • theycallmerob

            the one on cross and charles? that’s about as fed hill as it gets.
            http://www.magerks.com/baltimore/

          • Chris

            You know what, his post said magerks, my mind went looneys. brain fart

          • GEAGLE

            I’ll mail you one from Abners…they have a cheesesteak mailing service for the international students from Drexel and Upenn that want to send cheesesteaks to their family…Abners makes a good cheese steak…just don’t know what it will be like when it gets to you :)

          • Will

            lol…

          • cliff henny

            30 locke ct murrells inlet sc 29576…and it’ll taste better than a jersey mike’s, that’s for sure

          • GEAGLE

            You can count on it….how do you crave your steak?

          • cliff henny

            ya know, i believe you…rather have JW blue…wile you’re offering

          • Sven

            Came here to check the reader’s comments on the Bill Lazor interview and now I’m hungry….damn you phillymag commenters.

          • EaglePete

            Thats BS, Genos makes a quality steak as good or better than most. People act like since these spots are so popular they cant be good. I like Steves in Northeast myself but theres plenty of corner stores and other places that make really bad steaks. Genos uses the quality steak, not chopped with quality rolls. If anything lets get over this tastycake thing, talk about over rated. And I love me some frozen candy cakes from time to time but really, is it that special. Maybe compared to hostess but thats a low bar.

          • Beastmode

            *Loads shotgun*

            There’s Dellassandros in Roxborough and no one else!

          • theycallmerob

            Tell ‘em

          • NickS1

            Live in Yunk, definitely don’t mind me some Delly’s!

        • Honest_T

          I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Tasty Baking Co. was bought by Flowers Foods a couple of years ago. Tastykakes profits now go to Georgia.

          • theycallmerob

  • jabostick

    Shouldn’t be long before the Chip Kelly coaching tree starts sprouting…

    • theycallmerob

      I like to think of Chip as more of a fern.

  • Broadcasting Wisdom

    Bill Lazor, Vinny Curry, and Brandon Graham for Dion Jordan?

    • GEAGLE

      Nah..Curry ain’t done growing yet, and Graham could do well playing in a 4-3, so I would rather give them Graham and a Draft pick and keep Vinny…plus Im greedy and have dreams of an explosive Pressure package with Curry and Jordan both getting after QBs chasing them into each other’s arms

    • Pennguino

      Graham, number 22 and a 5th for Jordan

  • NickS1

    Since non-compete clauses aren’t a possibility in the NFL, I wonder if non-disclosures are. I don’t want pieces of the program getting around.

    • cliff henny

      i sign about 10 ncnd’s clauses a day, arent worth the piece of paper they’re written on. it’s almost impossible to prove and kelly shared his information willing for the overall good of team. being trained cant be considered non’d. not like taking a car engine design from gm to toyota that person had no involvement in.

      • NickS1

        Do the coaches/personnel outside of Huls and the sports science crew have any involvement in the sports science? That’s more what I was getting at. One guy watches and breaks down tape, the other makes smoothies, watches performance monitors, and develops training regimens. Overall, I wasn’t being serious. Chip’s ways are going to get out. We knew this going into it.

        • cliff henny

          if they came in with the knowledge, or was thru action they did as part of he job, it wouldnt be non’d. like if kelly asked him to find the best way to prevent hamstring pulls, that couldnt be protected. but if kelly did all the work, handed him a name said work with that guy, that would be protected. but the real issue is proving it. it is a beeee-atch. i dont even try. build fake loyalty, hope guy feels bad for stealing your information.

          • GEAGLE

            I don’t think the SS is too much of an issue..Science always evolves, and Chip ain’t Andy who will just stay Stagnet..as teams catch up, we will move on to the latest cutting edge science..so teams will have to get our guys just to keep up, but we should always be ahead of the pack…Celek said something similar

          • NickS1

            Just because it evolves doesn’t mean what we have doesn’t work. I don’t want other teams healthy at the end of the year.

      • GEAGLE

        Wish we could hit every assistant and player with the Men in Black memory eraser as they leave the Novacare complex for the last time

        • theycallmerob

          +1 for tying in a movie with the fresh prince

    • BlindChow

      Don’t worry, Kelly uses a neuralyzer whenever a coach leaves his staff. #sportscience

    • jabostick

      I honestly think that it’s one thing to know about it. It’s another thing to try and implement it. It’s a whole other thing to have it part of your core philosophy. I don’t think it translates super easily, especially after getting a one-season crash-course in it

      • JofreyRice

        Agreed. It’s such a detailed, well-thought out, holistic approach to fielding a winning football team, you can’t just distill it down to one or two things. I think many are going to try and copy, but many have tried to copy Belichick. It’s not that easy.

    • Maggie

      Don’t think position coach or even coordinator could make another head coach change to the overall Kelly approach.

  • GEAGLE

    Ok,now I’m getting pissed. This CANT happen! To the point where, Shurmur will have to go and we will have to promote Lazor to OC…we can not lose Lazor right now. Do whatever it takes to retain him, even if Pat has to get the AX!!!

    • Will

      Don’t be pissed …. someone mentioned Kelly is evolving every day….so if they left they would be out of the loop….I would be surprised if anyone left to go to Miami…if they did Chip would take it in stride and a line would form around the block hoping to fill the vacancy…Now if they come for Chip I’d start worrying…lol…

  • GEAGLE

    If you add how many times Barwin jumped up at the line of scrimmage and batted down a ball with his sack total, he had a helluva year as a pass rusher and it’s no secret how awesome and how versatile he was for us in coverage and the fact that he organized weekly dinners for our front seven and helped Cole and Trent transition to OB….what a signing! I wonder if anyone got more bang for their buck in last years FA then we got with BRAMA Bull Barwin?

  • cliff henny

    Ah, the genius is kelly on offense. think the best and brightest young coaching talent will lineup to get a chance to pick chipper’s brain.

    • jabostick

      Good point. A very attractive job could open up with an up-and-coming boss and a potential (level-headed) superstar in the making

      • theycallmerob

        I’d love for Lazor get down there, meet with Tannehill/Wallace/Hartline, watch some film, and just go “naaah, I’m sticking with Folesy”

        • cliff henny

          that’s assuming he sits thru whole interview with joe philbin, who’s about as interesting as a wet paper towell. he’d be a fool to leave. climb thru ranks of kelly’s staff for another 2 or 3 years, he’ll get an offer from team with much better pieces

          • theycallmerob

            maybe there is no interview? maybe Incognito just glares menacingly and says hateful things until he signs?

          • GEAGLE

            That’s when I shoot a pre-emotive strike, sending one of those “creepy” letters to good OL Richie to inform him that Billy Lazor’s great grand mommas mamma is 4/13th African American..and good OL Incognito will shut that interview down with the quickness and all you will see is Lazor running out of Dolphins headquarters screaming in terror and Never leave us again!!!

          • theycallmerob

            WE ComMinG fOR YoU, riChIE
            – gEaGLe ( iM a BLaCk mAn )

            p.s. wish you played for eagles :(

          • Andy124

            This is one of those times when lol actually involves laughing. Out loud. LOL

          • GEAGLE

            I’m at work, but it was very hard to hold in..I almost sharted trying to nit laugh

          • GEAGLE

            YES!!!!!!

          • GEAGLE

            OMG can u imagine having to listen to Philbin every day? We could use that as a way to torture terrorist into giving up important intel crucial to national security…why is Philbin being wasted in mIami when the nation needs him to end the war on terror? And you Know Kim Jun il won’t want NO PARTS of us if we bust out Philbin torture

          • NickS1

            If Kim Jung Un can handle Rodman’s weird self, not sure Philbin would work. Two extremes though, so who knows?

          • Sven

            Philbin is a fraud, only reason he got that job was because of Aaron Rodgers and the veterans on Green Bay. I saw Hard Knocks the year he was on and he traded away Vontae Davis for making 1 bad play. He also lost Sean Smith last year and now has a garbage secondary.

        • GEAGLE

          AXE Shurmur, promote Lazor…problem solved
          .
          Do It! Do It..Barry Finkle says Do IT!! And you know when Barry says Do It, Finkle ain’t Flunkin around!

  • theycallmerob

    Last month, we wrote about Lazor’s role in developing Nick Foles and their weekly correction sessions on Tuesdays.

    this is all your fault, Sheil!

    speaking of which, has your first intern been hired away now that the season’s done? I imagine Mosher or Bowen will try to steal some of your all-22 magic

    • NickS1

      I thought the same thing when I read it. Stop writing about our coaching staff!
      They wouldn’t know how to put the All-22 to work as it requires some semblance of knowledge of the game. Let them.

      • Andy124

        I’m sure Dallas tries to use our All-22′s for game planning. Bastards.

        • theycallmerob

          waaay above their level. They can barely handle the football equivalent of Kempski’s drawings

          • NickS1

            Umm, Vick throwing to Cooper?? That play never happened. Give it to Dallas!

          • theycallmerob

            bait-and-switch, this went out pre-wk 17. really threw them off when they learned it was indeed foles starting.

          • OldDocRoss

            This is the single greatest arty thing Kempski has produced!

            How did I miss this??

            I mean, I missed this because philly.com message boards are a special sort of crazy and because at 33 this Twitter malarky seems much too complicated to get my head round, so I’m afraid that leaves me with having to blame you for not personally delivering this to me sooner.

            I’d downvote you like there’s no tomorrow if only I could figure out how…..

          • BleedGreenJames

            That is hilarious!

      • OldDocRoss

        Quite. No fewer thank 326 articles detailing why Patrick Chung and Casey Matthews are the secret to everything the Eagles D (and indeed O) did in 2013 are required to redress the balance.

        Don’t you dare steal our Chung and Matthews Other31Teams! Don’t you dare!!

        • NickS1

          Now Howie is fielding trade offers for both haha.

  • Nailed It!

    Would hate if he left, but can’t blame him for dipping his toes in the coordinator waters! Good Luck to him if he goes!

  • GEAGLE

    YES, Caplan just finally compared Johnny football to the player I secretly see him as….Doug Flutie…I just keep it to myself in case I’m wrong lol

    • cliff henny

      you see him sitting next to Tebow on espn2 coverage. he looked like a 10th grader. and tebow, was pretty surprised, he actually brought it. wasnt holding back. guy had more to say than any other analyst, certainly kirk heibstreit has ever said.

  • Justin

    Dear Miami: Get your own god damn personnel

  • Maggie

    Can’t see them hiring a coordinator before a GM, even I both come from the Eagles.

    • bentheimmigrant

      They’re basically saying that the GM won’t have power over the coach. Philbin will stay no matter who the GM is, which means the GM won’t have much say in such matters.

  • R. Colton’s Wine Glass

    And so Dick thought to himself, “Now who’s gonna teach Foles the rules of intentional grounding?”