Miami Dolphins Hire Defensive Line Coach Terrell Williams

The Miami Dolphins defensive line coach of the last seven seasons. (Kacy Rodgers) was lured to the New York Jets last week with a promotion to defensive coordinator (via friend, ex-Dolphin/Cardinals coach, and recently hired NYJ head coach Todd Bowles). Both Bowles and Rodgers came to Miami from Dallas in 2008 in care of Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland, and Tony Sparano.

Terrell Williams whom has held the same defensive line coach position with the Oakland Raiders from the 2012 thru 2014 seasons has been named as Rodgers' replacement for the Miami Dolphins.

Williams became one of many staff expendables with the Raiders hiring of a new head coach in the defensive minded Jack Del-Rio. Williams had actually accepted the highly touted Florida Gators Defensive Line Coach position previous to the Dolphins sudden need.

Born in 1974, Williams is just 40 years old while his only NFL job was that of the above mentioned in Oakland. He was a two year Nose Guard at East Carolina just 19 years ago from 1995 thru 1996. From 1998 to this day he has been a Defensive Line coach that has steadily rose through the ranks of collegiate as well as prestigious NFL venues with Oakland, and now Miami.

His Defensive Line Coach resume includes a 1998 stint at Fort Scott Community College which was followed by consistent steps up in class with two years at North Carolina A & T while also holding an internship with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars in 1999.
Two years at Youngstown State
Two years at Akron
Four years at Purdue
Two years at Texas A & M and then
2012 thru 2014 as the Oakland Raiders Defensive Line Coach.

Kacy Rodgers as an NFL Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle coach in 2003-2004, and defensive line coach since is five years older than Terrell Williams while having the same five years of additional overall coaching experience though at lesser collegiate venues.

With a far inferior cast of 4 - 3 schemed defensive line characters in Oakland! The Raiders versus an offensively superior division in both the run and passing game were 22nd in the league versus the rush while the similar 4 - 3 Dolphins defense ranked 24th.

Is this to be looked at as a fresh start with more upside, or a step backwards?
What does it mean as far as FA DT Jared Odrick's future Dolphin status is concerned?
Do you remember the televised verbal tongue lashing that Odrick bestowed upon Joe Philbin as Kacy Rodgers stood by with arms folded?

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