Miami Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Josh Boyer and a number of other defensive coaches
BREAKING NEWS: Miami Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Josh Boyer and a number of other defensive coaches… as the team clears out the staff hired by Brian Flores
The Miami Dolphins announced a number of changes to their coaching staff – with defensive coordinator Josh Boyer the biggest name to be fired on Thursday.
In addition to Boyer, safeties coach Steve Gregory and outside linebacker coach Ty McKenzie were also given pink slips by the team.
Both Gregory and McKenzie were hired to the Dolphins this past season – with Boyer involved in both of their hirings.
Dolphins defensive coordinator Josh Boyer has been fired after three seasons in Miami
The Dolphins gave up 423 total yards – including 316 passing yards – in Sunday’s loss to Buffalo
‘I am grateful for Josh’s contributions this year and throughout his tenure with the Dolphins,’ head coach Mike McDaniel said in a statement.
‘The defense made strides through the season, so coming to this decision was not easy, but ultimately I feel it is in the best long-term interests of the Miami Dolphins and the continued growth of our players and team.’
Boyer has been the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. He was hired by former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores – who was fired at the end of last season and has since filed a lawsuit against the Dolphins alleging racial discrimination.
The Dolphins defensive unit finished 18th in the league in total yards and was the ninth worst scoring defense in the NFL.
Miami fell to the Buffalo Bills this past weekend, with the defense giving up 34 points in the losing effort that knocked them out of the playoffs.
In that game, the Bills got 423 yards of total offense – including 316 yards and three touchdowns through the air.
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