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Inside The Coaching Staff: Chris Mosley

Posted Mar 6, 2012

As important as the offensive line is for any NFL team, the coaching staff has to be as solid across the board, which is why the offensive assistants are just as important as the position coaches and coordinators.

Offensive line coach Jim Turner wanted to make sure he had somebody by his side that he could trust and that is why Chris Mosley was hired as his assistant offensive line coach. In our continuing series looking deeper into the new members of Head Coach Joe Philbin’s staff, we introduce you to Mosley and some of the key attributes that make him the perfect man for the job.

NFL Coaching Experience: Mosley’s previous stint in the NFL also was in the Sunshine State with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-10. He was the Bucs’ assistant offensive line coach in 2009 and then switched over to the other side of the ball as assistant defensive line coach in 2010.  

College Coaching Experience: Three years after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at Washington & Jefferson, Mosley returned to his alma mater in 2004 as the football team’s offensive line coach and director of strength and conditioning. He moved onto the University of Akron in 2005 as a graduate assistant, working with the tackles and the tight ends. Mosley was named cornerbacks coach at Villanova in 2006 before heading over to Boston College in 2007. After one season with the Eagles, he took over as tight ends coach at Princeton in 2008. Last season, Mosley served as the offensive line coach at Saint Anselm.

Playing Career Summary: Mosley played running back at Southeast Missouri State his first two years and finished out his college career at Washington & Jefferson.

Did You Know?: Mosley has something in common with the 2007 Miami Dolphins and that is experiencing a regular-season NFL game across the Atlantic Ocean in London’s famed Wembley Stadium. Mosley’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the home team but suffered a tough 35-7 loss to the New England Patriots. “The trip to London was very fast and it was all business,” Mosley said. “It was a great experience for us and a great opportunity for us to see just a different part of the world and take our game to show someone else the things that we like to do and the things that we enjoy. So it was a great opportunity for everyone involved.”

By The Numbers: When Tampa Bay bounced back from a rough 3-13 finish in 2009 to go 10-6 in 2010, Mosley’s defensive line was one of the catalysts. The Bucs ranked ninth overall on defense in the league and racked up 26 sacks.  

Dolphins Connections: Mosley worked with Turner at Boston College back in 2007.  

Off The Field: “I don’t get a lot of free time and when I’m out of here it’s hard to find me. I like the beach, I like to get out and I like to do a lot of fishing and things of that nature where I have quiet time so I can think to myself. That’s the only time I really get a chance to catch up with family and friends so when I’m out I’m usually gone pretty quick. I’m single but I’m from Florida originally so family’s still around in the area. I have family still up in Jacksonville, Tampa and the Orlando area.”

Mosley On His Coaching Philosophy: “My philosophy hasn’t changed that much from back in 2009 when I was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s still a very physical, dominant play up front. It’s a very physical run game and it’s not a finesse game by any stretch of the imagination. We want to be physical, smart and play tough up front.”  

Mosley On Joining The Dolphins: “I’m extremely excited about being back in my home state and part of a tradition like this. I’m looking forward to trying to put us back on the map in terms of when you talk about championship teams you want to talk about the Miami Dolphins. It’s great to be working with Coach Turner again. My father was a Marine as well so I’m very familiar with the background of the discipline and the structure. Coach Turner and I go hand in hand and we’re very much two peas in a pod when it comes to the work. We know what each other’s thinking and we know what we want to say when we’re speaking so it works well that I get to work with Coach Turner again.”
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