Another NFL Head Coach Thinks Miami Dolphins Hit Home Run With Anthony Weaver Hire

Mike Macdonald and Anthony Weaver both leveled up in 2024. Here's what the new Seahawks coach said about the new Miami Dolphins DC.

New Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver wasn’t at the NFL‘s Annual League Meeting in Orlando, Fla., this week.

But a ton of his friends were — and the consensus was the Dolphins made a very smart hire.

Mike Macdonald on Miami Dolphins’ Anthony Weaver

The latest to weigh in: New Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald, who worked closely with Weaver during their two years together on John Harbaugh’s staff with the Baltimore Ravens.

Macdonald was Baltimore’s defensive coordinator; Weaver was Macdonald’s defensive line coach. Together, they led a unit that led the league in scoring (16.5 points per game) and ranked third in yards per play allowed (4.6).

But the former knew the latter would be a high-level coach before Weaver even arrived in town.

“When did I figure he’d be a good DC? When he was in Houston,” Macdonald told PFN.

“That’s the first time I ever saw him, and I thought he did a great job there and just working with him on a day-to-day basis. This is someone that I have huge respect for, just as a human being and a leader. Incredibly smart.

“The players love him. He was a huge asset for our staff and how those guys played up front in the success that, you know; you’re excited for the guys’ success that we had up front at the D line spot. And he’s gonna do a tremendous job for those guys, man. Love Weav, miss him, and we wish the best for him.”

Macdonald’s comments come a month after the Ravens’ top two football people — Harbaugh and Eric DeCosta — were similarly complimentary of their former colleague.

“I feel that he’s going to be a head coach someday,” DeCosta said. “I mean, it’s right there for him. He’s going to do a remarkable job, I think, down in Miami. The players are going to love him; the community is going to love him. That defense is going to be fast and furious, and I think he’ll be a head coach before you know it.”

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Added Harbaugh: “Anthony’s an absolute star. He lights up a room. He fills up a room, too. He fills up a room and lights up a room. The way he treats people, the way he responds to problems and problem-solving, the way he coaches guys, the way he presents, his understanding of defense generally.

“But also he’s really good — high, high level. But also his leadership ability, the way he manages players, coaches, and works with other people. He’s a great leader. He’ll do a great job whatever he does. [A] potential head coach.”

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