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Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Posted on: January 3, 2012 6:21 pm
 
By Will Brinson

Jeff Fisher is, as our own Mike Freeman wrote recently, the hottest name in coaching this offseason. He's been mentioned in rumors involving the Colts, the Rams, the Buccaneers and he has, without question, interviewed with the Dolphins.

We know because the Dolphins announced it on Tuesday afternoon.

"The Miami Dolphins completed an interview with Fisher today for their vacant head coaching and he is the latest candidate to replace Tony Sparano, who was fired on December 12, 2011," the team said in a statement released by the team. "Interim Head Coach Todd Bowles was the first to interview on Monday."

What the Dolphins didn't say is how the interview went down.

According to reports, Fisher flew on owner Stephen Ross' private helicopter to South Beach, where he was (presumably) wooed with the prospects of running a once-proud Miami franchise.

Additionally, Carl Peterson was involved in the interview as well, according to Dave Hyde of the Miami Sun-Sentinel. Hyde reports that Peterson, not yet affiliated with the Dolphins on a formal basis, "stepped off the helicopter that landed at Dolphins headquarters."

The one problem for the Dolphins in attempting to land Fisher is, according to many reports, the lack of a franchise quarterback in Miami. Fisher reportedly wants to end up somewhere with a top-flight quarterback and unless Miami can pull a surprising trade for a veteran (ahem, Peyton Manning, ahem) or move up from the 8th/9th spot to a top-five pick, it seems pretty unlikely they'll end up with Robert Griffin, III.

Which would make it more difficult for them to end up with Fisher.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

would love to see jerry jones hire fisher as head coach and demote garret to offensive co. would be stellar. 
 



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Fisher was only in Miami for the helicopter ride.  Or, perhaps to drive up his bargaining price to any other team besides St. Louis.  Look, St. Louis has a quarterback and a draft pick.  Miami hasn't had a QB since Dan is still licking their wounds from debacles like Ernest Wilford and Patrick White.  Miami, like Tampa and San Diego, aren't sports towns.  No loyal following and right on the drink.  Too much to do!  Many opinion say Fisher is over-rated; more losing seasons than winning.  And besides, one mustachioed coach already failed in Miami so why make it two?  Miami always seems to want the hot ticket but it always sets them back three years.  Wannstedt, Shaminator, Nick, and the Parcels Clan.  I believe coaches are finally realizing that their tenure in the Not For Long depends on steering clear of the Florida/Georgia border. 




Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:39 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Gee, now that is a thought !!!

Jeff Fisher to coach th Dolphins and the 'fins trade for Peyton Manning.

Both guys would lend the 'fins immediate "validity" as a Franchise that is moving forward, yet, returning to the Glory years of Days Gone By......

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Can someone tell me exactly what Fisher has done aside from managing to keep his job in Tennessee for what 17 years. This is not a shot I am really looking for an answer here. Then why do yo assume the Dolphins have to pick in the top 5 to get a franchise QB. Luck is not the only QB coming out this year. peyton Manning in my opinion is not going to leave Indy he has only been in the league for 12 years and after coming off a full season of rest he will be back next year so I would not be surprised to see Indy address another of its issues and not pick a QB or treade out of the 1 spot all together. Back to the Dolphins: As long is Ireland is the GM this team is is stuck where they are. I cant say if Fisher is a good pick but I do know if all it would take to get Cowher was to fire Ireland and let him have full control than I say see Jeff its been real and its been nice but it hasnt been real nice.


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Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:10 pm
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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:55 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Spoiler alert: Fisher isn't coming to Miami. The Fins will draft a RT that will move to LT in 2013 when Jake Long signs with a contender. Matt Moore will be the starter in 2012 -- and he'll do okay. The Colts will keep Manning for a year, then trade him to the Jets. Miami will be a player in the FA market, but not find the elusive tight end it needs and after flirting with Vincent Jackson he'll stay with San Diego. 

Isn't this obvious? 



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:04 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Trade for Peyton Manning and let Mike Nolan be the head coach. I dont care what anyone says, Peyton Manning is, has and always will be the true OC of any team he has/will play on anyway.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:58 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Why WOULDN'T the Miami Dolphins trade all of their 2012 Draft picks to land Peyton Manning, if indeed he will be healthy enough to play in 2012? There isn't one player in the draft that could possibly bring in the value of Peyton Manning and with Miami's defense/versatile RB in Reggie Bush/#1 WR Brandon Marshall/Slot Receiver Devone Bess and solid hands receiver in Brian Hartline, would they not pull the string on that move?

Almost seems like a dumb move if they don't at least hint/offer the trade, especially with Miami having an EASY Home schedule next year. (with Manning they're guaranteed 7-1 @ Home in 2012)



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 8:33 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Why hasn't some irresponsible journalist named Fisher as the number one candidate for the PSU job yet?


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Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:16 am
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