Dolphins Fire Special Teams Coach After Meltdown Against Patriots

Dolphins fire special teams coordinator

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
      DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins have fired special teams
coordinator John Bonamego (Bah-nah-mee'-go) after a calamitous
prime-time performance against the New England Patriots.
      Coach Tony Sparano announced the move Tuesday, only 12 hours
after the Dolphins lost 41-14. Special teams cost Miami 21 points
when two blocked kicks led to touchdowns and New England returned a
kickoff for another score.
      The Dolphins (2-2) also had a punt blocked a week earlier in a
loss to the New York Jets.
      Assistant special teams coach Darren Rizzi (Rih'-zee) will
replace Bonamego, who was in his 12th NFL season. He had been with
the Dolphins since Sparano became coach in 2008.
      Rizzi took his first NFL job when the Dolphins hired him last
year.
      
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