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Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:35 pm
Edited on: October 28, 2011 8:36 pm
 
Whether it's Cowher or T.D., things can't get any worse in Miami. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Things that should surprise no one: the Dolphins would very much like to be in the Bill Cowher business in the near future.

"According to a source with knowledge of the situation," CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman wrote Tuesday, "intermediaries for the Miami Dolphins have contacted people close to Cowher about coaching the team."

This is what happens when you start the season 0-6. Never mind that owner Stephen Ross tried to get Jim Harbaugh to take the Miami job in the offseason only to have Harbaugh him end up with the 49ers (and worse: San Francisco is 5-1). And instead of firing Tony Sparano, Ross gave him a contract extension and brought him back.

But one way or the other, Sparano's tenure ends this season. The only question is when.

On Friday, sources told NFL Network's Albert Breer that Ross had been in contact with Cowher's agent about the Dolphins gig, but noted that "Cowher … told his agent and others concerned that he absolutely will not speak with any team that does not have a head coaching vacancy."

(This is basically what Freeman said earlier this week: "Now, everyone will deny this because no one wants to admit they are looking to fill a job that's already filled. In this case, the job of Tony Sparano. The Dolphins issued a statement to CBSSports.com declining comment.")

One solution: fire Sparano now and get down to the business of luring Cowher away from his NFL analyst job at CBS. One problem: Cowher has no plans to take a job during the season, though getting rid of Sparano now could give the Dolphins a head start on the recruitment process. (And let's be honest: Ross could name T.D. the interim coach and he couldn't do any worse than going winless.)

Last year, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Cowher said "I am not going to go back into coaching, just to go back into coaching. It has to be the right situation. And I don't know what the right situation consists of."

No idea if the Dolphins are the right situation. Part of that will likely depend on other job openings around the league and, of course, how much Ross is willing to shell out to get Cowher to South Beach.


The Miami Dolphins are still searching for their first win as they prepare to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this matchup. Watch the game on CBS at 1 PM ET.

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soodfoot
Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 1:25 pm
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Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 11:57 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Players play for a coach they respect.  They do not respect Tony. After Ross went after Harbaugh, the Dolphins players didnt but in to Tony.  They will buy into Cowher with a respectable desire to wn.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 11:50 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

mbb, the answer is 5, so an average of one every two years.  Replacing Sparano would not be the fix-all that some might think it would be.  There is a lot more wrong with the Dolphins than just coaching (after all, J-Lo is an owner).  Sparano is merely one piece of the puzzle.  I'd say that based on the way they've been playing, they are probably the front-runners in the Luck sweepstakes.  It will take a lot more than getting Luck to fix the problems, but it would certainly be a good place to start after losing out on Brees a few years ago.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 11:34 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

How about the RAMS Mr.Cowher  after they fire Steve Spagnuolo ????



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 11:01 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

How many coaches have the Dolphins had over the past 10 years? But I am sure replacing the head coach one more time will surely solve the issues.  



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 10:25 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Cowher is not leaving the high paying stress free world of TV. People just like to read about themselves. Ego thing




Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 10:21 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Dolphins need to keep Sparano for the season, so they will get the #1 pick in the draft. Take Andrew luck and start building your frachise from there. Andrew Luck might be the one piece to lure Cowher to the Dolphins.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:23 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Umm, yeah...keep Cowher as far away from the Fins as possible.  I'm wondering now if God can even help this team win.  Cowher getting fired for not fixing a team that is beyond broken-as in, there's no classification for how broken they are, so a diagnosis is impossible-would be a horror story for the ages!!!



Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:06 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Sounds like they need to take a few cues from the 2006 Saint's.

Get a new GM that will make the tuff choices, get a new Head Coach, get a quality quarterback... and then build a team and maintain as necessary.

Oh and for God's sake, get rid of Reggie... He never lived up to expectations in New Orleans. He won't live up to them in Miami either, especially after 2 knee surgeries before you got him.




Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 12:42 am
 

Report: Cowher will only consider vacant NFL jobs

Well i cant spell (stars) stairs


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