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Dolphins hire Jim Caldwell as assistant head coach, QBs coach

Jim Caldwell

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is finalizing what he feels will be his dream team lineup, and that includes Jim Caldwell as assistant head coach.

ESPN reports that Caldwell is one of 16 coaches that Brian Flores has hired on in an attempt to turn the team around, though Caldwell is the most experienced of all the coaches in the new lineup.

“In his seven seasons as an NFL head coach with the Indianapolis Colts (2009-11) and Detroit Lions (2014-17), Caldwell had five winning seasons and four playoff appearances. He also won Super Bowls as an assistant coach with the Colts (Super Bowl XLI) and Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl XLVII). Caldwell’s expertise lies with quarterbacks, where he has helped lead Peyton Manning, Joe Flacco and Matthew Stafford to some of their best seasons.”

When asked about his new hire, Brian Flores said that he valued Jim Caldwell as both a person and a professional, and he looked forward to working with him in the very near future.

“Jim is an incredible human being, a man of faith and a great football coach. His experience as a head coach will be invaluable for me. Jim is a great teacher, highly organized and somebody that I have a lot of respect for.”

While Jim Caldwell is new to the lineup, running backs coach Eric Studesville, safety (previously defensive backs) coach Tony Oden and quality control coach Josh Grizzard are returning to the Miami Dolphins, who were there from the Adam Gase era. Gase is currently the head coach for the New York Jets.