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Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:28 pm

By Josh Katzowitz

It sounds like the Dolphins are getting closer to hiring a new coach. At the same time, they’re not getting very close at all.

After failing to land Jeff Fisher, who spurned the organization for St. Louis, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will get his second interview with Miami owner Stephen Ross when Ross travels to New York to meet with him. But … just because you’ve received a second interview doesn’t necessarily put you in elite company.

That’s because Todd Bowles, who replaced Tony Sparano for the final three games of the season (and went 2-1 in the process), will get a second interview as well. As will Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin (before you count out Philbin, whose 21-year-old son died earlier this month, the Miami Herald reports that Philbin wants the Dolphins job and is eager to relocate his family to Miami).

In fact, it seems the only coaches who didn’t make the second interview cut were Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer -- who, once again, probably won’t get the head coaching job he deserves -- and Bears special teams coach Dave Toub, who signed a two-year contract extension with Chicago on Tuesday.

So, the Dolphins are making progress, down from five candidates to three. But it seems like it’ll be a couple more days before Miami fans find out who will be next to lead the team.

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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:05 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

RG, It is not a matter that they are bad candidates, everyone starts at the bottom at some time, but take into consideration who is in charge in Miami. All the coaches you listed had the reins and in total control of their own reputation and destiny. This is a GM, a business run NFL now and those coaches listed were from a different era. No businessman is going to relinquish any amount of control to a coach anymore. All decisions were made by those coaches and that is why they win. Want to know who wins in Pitt, GB, or New England, take a look at who is the decision maker and you will find the winner. See the difference yet?

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:58 am

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Do you really need head coach experience to succeed?  Case and point is Jeff Fisher.  He did not have any Head Coaching experiece before landing with the Oilers/Titians organization.  Now you want him are your teams coach.  Other first time successful coach are listed but not limited to:  Bill Cower (149-90 with a super bowl win), Brian Billick (144-80 with a super bowl win), Mike Dikta (106-62 with a super bowl win for the bears), Tom Flores (83-53 and 2 super bowl wins with the raiders), Joe Gibbs (154-94 with 3 Super Bowl wins), Mike Holmgren (75-37 with a super bowl win).  I could go on but hopefully you get the point.  Of Course none of these men won their super bowls in thier first year on the job.  However, it takes time a patients to build an organization.  Just remember that no one has experience in their first time in that position.  That does not mean that they are bad canidates.

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:58 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

You just can't fire your GM just so you can hire Jeff Fisher? Ireland has done his job, he doesn't deserve to be canned. Mr. Ross is doing the right thing...maybe not getting Fisher is a good thing...He has patience, he has smarts and that's why we are just fans and he is the businessman. He'll find the right coach to work with Jeff Ireland...There's a lot of good coaches out there, you just have to find him..and Mr. Ross is doing that..

Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:50 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Dear lord, I have been a Dolphin fan since their inception.  I have faithfully cheered on my team through some very hard years.  However, the last 5 years, my team has now become one of the bottom feeders jokes of the NFL--dare I say Bengal territory.  Now, our Def Coor leaves and anything good that comes sniffing around, quickly skips town because they smell the stink that was been brought here by this ownership that wants Hollywood instead of football.  Please lord, give this team Joe Philbin or perhaps Todd Bowles.

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:10 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

To landFisher all Ross had to do was chit can Jeff Ireland..........and he refused. Wow! Ross has been a horrendous owner and the Dolphins are doomed with him and Ireland at the helm. Now the NFL won't bring the Super Bowl back to Miami until Ross upgrades the stadium that he owns. So far, he has refused to do that also. How did this clown ever become an owner??

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:59 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Mr. Ross has decided to put all of his football eggs into the Jeff Ireland basket.  It is the main reason Jeff Fisher will ply his trade in the midwest instead of sunny SoFla.  With no franchise QB on the horizon, Mr. Ireland will attempt to mortgage the future by trading up to get RG3.  It will be a disaster, as Griffin will spend the better part of his career playing for a gutted, poorly-built team that has no chance of even winning a wild card berth as long as Jeff The Fop manages team fortunes.  This team has more holes than a wedge of swiss cheese, no QB play, and no chance of challenging the Pats anytime soon.

Gotta believe Jeffy has nudie pics of Ross stashed somewhere.

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:56 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Take a look at the names, take a real close look. Do not judge them on their will power, eagerness, desire, or their total NFL experience as assistant coaches and coordinators, but take a look at them as an experienced head coach. Between all the candidates, the 5 that were left and narrowed down to the three, there is less than 2 months of total NFL head coach experience. Ross and Ireland are looking for an upcoming head coach that they can easily throw under the bus when Miami has yet another losing season and someone they can easily get to sign a contract where Ireland maintains 100% control over all team decisions. An upcoming and inexperienced coach will eagerly sign such a contract, it gets their name out on the streets, win or lose. Ross and Ireland are not looking for a winning coach, they are looking for someone that will sign the contract. It is sad when the two others are more than willing to stay where they are rather than take a head coach position under Ross and Ireland. It was not that they were eliminated from possibility by Ross, they chose to eliminate themselves from consideration. That speaks loud, very very loud about the Miami organization. Now, I would love to hear the truth why Fischer went to the Rams behind a closed door where he can speak freely without the press. I would not miss that for all the tea in China.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

im not sure the fins are a bunch of squirrels. they may be like the chiefs, rebuilding for 20 years. we will see they have the pressure of trying tofill the stands. inthosewarm beach cities , with the beach and the weather and so many things to do people dont spend alldy sundays afternoon watching football games. if they fall behind early, peopl do something else. thy need to geta decent quarterback. which ever coach they get no one knows howhewill do. orobavly take a whie to wim. they maybe worsethan lastyear,tho thatdoesnot sem possible.i

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:41 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Really??? Candidates with successfull head coaching exp and we're looking at first timers... come on already. Stephen Ross- please sell the team, your a mess. 

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Fins to take 2nd look at McCoy, Philbin, Bowles

Jim Tressel was also interviewed today!

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