Former Dolphin Bryan Cox May Join Dolphins Coaching Staff

Dolphins look to the past for coaching help

By David Hill
|  Monday, Feb 21, 2011  |  Updated 5:21 PM EDT
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Former Dolphin Bryan Cox May Join Dolphins Coaching Staff

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The Miami Herald reoprted this afternoon that former Miami Dolphins linebacker Bryan Cox interviewed this week to join the Dolphins coaching staff. Cox was the defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and 2010, but was dismissed after head coach Eric Mangini was fired.

The Herald did not disclose which position Cox would fill, but did suggest he could serve as an assistant to current defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers or linebackers coach Bill Sheridan.

Cox played in 3 Pro Bowls while a member of the Dolphins, but is probably most famous for making obscene gestures in a game at Buffalo in 1993. While walking on to the field for a game against the rival Bills, Cox responded to a chorus of boos with a pair of one-finger salutes.

The Dolphins went on to win that game 22-13, and Cox recorded a sack of Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly. The NFL fined Cox $10,000 for the display.

We're all for Cox joining the Dolphins coaching staff, if only so he can teach linebacker Channing Crowder how to actually back up his trash talk with good play.

 

David Hill is a Miami native who used to be able to name every quarterback who has started for the Dolphins since Dan Marino retired. He has since lost count.

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