Late Friday night, the Kansas City Chiefs hired their new offensive coordinator from the Miami Dolphins - Brian Daboll. The former Patriot, Jet and Browns coach held the same position previously in Miami.
We've had plenty of discussion about the Daboll hire here on the site so we went to The Phinsider, SB Nation's Miami Dolphins blog, for the southern Florida perspective on Daboll.
The Phinsider sent us a few thoughts on Brian Daboll. From the sound of it, the Chiefs are getting a solid offensive coordinator.
Brian Daboll is actually a coach a lot of fans did not want to see leave Miami this offseason. Obviously, with the firing of Tony Sparano and the hiring of Joe Philbin, there was very little chance of Daboll staying as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator, but many fans remained hopeful. I know Chiefs fans may not like the idea of yet another Bill Belichick / New England Patriots assistant coach, but Daboll could do good things in Kansas City.
The Dolphins' offense started slowly this year - not counting Chad Henne's 416-yard performance in a Week 1 shootout with Tom Brady - but I think that was a lot of the lockout not getting the players familiar with the new offense, new players coming to the team, and no one knowing how to fit them into the system, as well as Tony Sparano's desire to be a run first, power offense. Reggie Bush is probably the best example of both a new player on the team, and the desire to run between the tackles.
But, once Daboll was able to open up the offense a little and get Bush into open space, the offense took off. I think Daboll is pretty good at adapting his system to the players available, and he should bring a spark to Arrowhead.
With a full offseason to get the players into the playbook and familiar with the system, I don't think the Chiefs will have the same slow start Miami had this year. Daboll really is a good hire for the Chiefs.