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Report: Dolphins to interview Denver's Mike McCoy

Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:27 am
Miami will reportedly interview McCoy on Monday. (US Presswire)
By Will Brinson

Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's name shot up coaching candidate lists after a season that saw him turn Tim Tebow and an unconventional offense into a division winner. And according to multiple reports, he'll interview with the Dolphins for their head-coaching position on Monday.

Both the Miami Herald and NFL Network report that McCoy will head to South Beach for an interview.

McCoy's worked under John Fox with the Carolina Panthers for several years before taking the offensive coordinator position under Josh McDaniels in Denver beginning in 2009; he was retained when Fox replaced McDaniels in 2011.

In his three years in that position, he's authored the league's No. 1 ranked rushing offense (2011) and a passing offense that ranked in the top 15 in passing yards twice (2009, 2010).

Perhaps most impressive about McCoy, who's just 39, is what he's done with limited resources. The Broncos traded away Jay Cutler before the 2009 season and under McCoy, Kyle Orton still threw for more than 3,500 yards in two consecutive seasons. After the Broncos traded Brandon Marshall following the 2009 season, Brandon Lloyd became a Pro Bowler.

And, of course, in 2011, McCoy re-engineered the offense in the middle of the season to fit Tebow's skills and helped Denver win a division title.

When the Dolphins struck out on landing Jeff Fisher Friday, they began turning to other candidates. Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's a hot name in South Beach right now, Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin could get a second interview and according to the Herald, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael has been "discussed internally."

If the Dolphins are truly looking to become a potent offensive team, McCoy could very well be their best choice.

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Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Report: Dolphins to interview Denver's Mike McCoy

I guess there could be something I'm missing, but why is the OC of one of the worst offenses in the NFL this season "shooting up the candidate lists" ?

He rearranged the offense, because he had not choice.

And, it got them a 7-4 record (with Tebow), which really should have been 5-6 or 4-7 (because they probably should have lost at least 2 if not 3 of the games, Miami, Chicago for sure, and Jets).

They got into the playoffs, because the Raiders are , well, the Raiders.

They beat the most banged up team in the NFL with nearly half their defensive starters in street clothes, starting RB hurt, and a crippled QB.

And, this guy is "shooting up the list of candidates?"

The Dolphins are becoming the Raiders of the east coast. 

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