Friday, January 24, 2014

Foles has no doubt Lazor will make Dolphins better


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' improvement in his second year made him the league's top-rated passer and earned him his first Pro Bowl berth.

It also helped make his position coach, Bill Lazor, an in-demand candidate among a handful of teams in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins hired him to be their offensive coordinator earlier this month.

In a recent conversation with the's Finsiders, Foles was effusive with praise for his former coach.

"He’s a guy that knows the game in and out, and one of the hardest working coaches I’ve been around," he said. "He’s very detailed in his work, he’ll give you so much information when you go into the game and then corrections during the game. He’s on top of everything."

The Dolphins hope that Lazor can similarly develop quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was taken 80 picks before Foles in the 2012 draft.

"Me being a quarterback, he was able to in our quarterback room make us better players, and that’s what he does," Foles continued.

Miami also hopes that Lazor can bring a more progressive, adaptive offensive scheme than outgoing coordinator Mike Sherman did, perhaps one similar to Philadelphia's fourth-ranked scoring offense from this past season.

Foles expects the Dolphins to benefit from Lazor's style and experience.

"He’s a very detailed coach with what he does so they’ll learn a lot and gain a lot of knowledge," he said. "They’re gonna have some fun with him so it’ll be good for them."

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