Commanders Rumors: 5 offensive candidates to replace Ron Rivera

It's time the Commanders do what's best for the future of their franchise

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4. Frank Smith, Offensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins

Now, we come to the first of two juggernaut candidates. Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith, along with head coach Mike McDaniel, have the Dolphins' offense far and away as the no. 1 unit in the NFL right now.

The Dolphins are putting up over 453 yards of offense per game (the next closest is Detroit at 390) and also lead the league in scoring at 33.9 points per game as we're halfway through the season. It hasn't been all Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and the passing game though. The Dolphins lead the NFL with an average of 5.9 yards per rush on the year, which is an astronomical number.

Miami knows how to run the football, and that's something the Commanders have struggled with for a few years now. The inconsistency in running the football is not going to help Howell, or whomever the next quarterback is. For that reason, Smith would be an excellent hire in Washington. Bringing a taste of McDaniel's offense to the Commanders could give this team a breath of fresh air.