February 4, 2014
Rizzi enters his sixth season as both an NFL assistant and a member of the Dolphins coaching staff. This former New Haven and Rhode Island University head coach has annually produced one of the NFL's better special teams units. Last season punter Brandon Fields was selected to the Pro Bowl, but Miami's kicking game, which was led rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis, and its return game struggled.
The breakdown: Philbin inherited Rizzi from Tony Sparano's staff, and consistently consults him on all coaching matters. He's a valued member of Philbin's staff.