Dolphins’ “shocked” offensive line adapts after Chris Foerster resigns

Mike Pouncey has helped keep the Dolphins’ o-line steady during a tough week. (Bill Ingram/The Post)

DAVIE—It’s been a hectic few days for the Dolphins’ offensive line. Coming off a rough performance against Tennessee on Sunday, players showed up Monday to learn that they’d be getting a new position coach because of Chris Foerster’s video scandal.

Many players were in disbelief when they saw the video, saying there was no sign anything was wrong with Foerster. Mike Pouncey, who was not available to the media until today, was deeply affected.

“I was shocked,” he said after practice. “Chris is a good friend of mine. I hope he gets the help that he needs because he’s a great coach. He was always great to me. He treated me really well. I learned a lot from him in the year and a half we worked together. I just hate to see that he’s going through this.”

Pouncey added that he had no clue Foerster had problems, saying, “If I would’ve, we would’ve done something.”

With Foerster out, the offensive line duties have been handed to a collective. Chris Kuper is the assistant offensive line coach, and Adam Gase has charged tight ends coach Shane Day with helping as well.

Miami also brought in line specialist Dave DeGulielmo as a senior offensive assistant. He took in his first practice Wednesday and spent most of it with the offensive linemen. He was with the Dolphins when Pouncey was a rookie in 2011.

“We feel real comfortable with him,” Pouncey said. “He’s a great coach. He brings a big personality to the offensive line room, something that we need. We’ll be good.”

For this week, Kuper is running the offensive line at practice, and Pouncey and Jermon Bushrod have been helping lead. Having those three in place has helped keep things running smoothly despite the upheaval.

“It’s just a regular work day for us,” Pouncey said. “Nothing has changed at all. Guys come in, the same meeting time. Nothing has changed.”

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