In a move that many anticipated, the Dolphins parted ways with defensive coordinator Josh Boyer on Thursday.
Miami’s defense was a disappointment in 2022 to say the least, and took a clear step back from the 2021 season. Boyer’s status was up in the air a year ago as well, so it comes as no surprise that the team moved on this time around. Boyer was with Miami since 2019, after spending a long time with the New England Patriots. New England could be the location Boyer heads back to now, should he choose to continue coaching in the NFL.
In addition to dismissing Boyer, the Dolphins fired outside linebackers coach Ty McKenzie, safeties coach Steve Gregory and assistant linebackers coach Steve Ferentz. McKenzie and Gregory joined Miami prior to this past season, while Ferentz had been with the team since 2020.
Miami’s front office will now look to rebuild the defensive staff and hope for better results in 2023. No other coaching changes are expected at this time.