Dolphins to add veteran O-line coach Dave DeGugliemo to coaching staff

DAVIE — Following the release of a video featuring Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster sniffing a white substance from his desk and his subsequent resignation, the Dolphins are set to add Dave DeGugliemo as their senior offensive assistant.

DeGugliemo, 49 is a familiar face in Miami as he served as the teams offensive line coach from 2009-2011 under head coach Tony Sparano. He has since served in the same capacity for other AFC East teams such as the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.

DeGugliemo operated as the Los Angeles Rams assistant offensive line coach from 2016-Oct. 2017. In his new position of offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins, he will now team up with assistant offensive line coach Chris Kuper to help get the Dolphins’ offensive line on track.

The Dolphins run game is ranked 31st in the NFL (74.8 ypg) and their passing attack is dead last in the NFL (156.5 ypg). The Dolphins will rely heavily on DeGugliemo, whose NFL coaching career 12 years to right the ship.

The Dolphins have a great deal of talent on offense, but if the offensive line is unable to generate a surge in the run game, or protect the quarterback, weapons such as Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills will be rendered useless.

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Brandon Howard joined the Sports Talk Florida team to cover the Miami Dolphins in April 2017 and will work diligently to provide daily Dolphins content and give accurate analysis of the roster, coaching and front office. Last season, Howard was the curator of content for Miami Dolphins Wire/ USA Today while aggregating high school sports results in Broward and Palm Beach counties for the Sun Sentinel. Prior to moving to South Florida Howard developed NFL content for Pro Player Insiders while covering the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2015. Howard, a Columbus, Ohio native graduated from West Virginia in 2004 in Athletic Coaching and Education. He also was a scholarship track and field athlete and walk-on football player. Howard was the 2003 Big East Long and IC4A long jump Champion and was a provisional national qualifier in the event. He also maintained his status as a member of the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Mountaineer.