Miami Dolphins – Where do we go from here?

There are so many moves the Miami Dolphins organization need to make, the most obvious one is hiring a new Head Coach, and having that Head Coach assemble an entire coaching staff. I liked Brian Flores. I liked his no nonsense personality, I liked his toughness. I didn’t like the staff he put together, and that includes revamping his staff last season. As the group Depeche Mode says, “Everything counts in large amounts”. Flores was the architect of a poor staff. I’m not picking on him because he’s gone, just stating the obvious. I can’t say whether his first season’s plan was just to work with guys familiar to him, or he simply had no NFL ties and took what he could get. In 2019, He brought both OC Chad O’Shea and DC Patrick Graham from the New England Patriots. In 2020, Flores tabbed long time NFL’er Chan Gailey, who was probably pretty sure he was never ever going to coach again, and named him OC. Not that Chan Gailey wasn’t qualified, but I’m sure Flores’ call was the ONLY call Chan Gailey received as far as NFL offers were concerned. Chan Gailey departs so in 2021, Flores has the brilliant idea of naming Co-OC’s (supposedly in order to keep any teams from stealing them away), so 2020 Tight Ends Coach George Godsey and 2020 Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville are promoted together to form the NFL’s first 2 headed Offensive Coordinator Duo. Sometimes having more is better, The Tucker had a center headlight in addition to the 2 common ones on either side of the front of the vehicle. The center headlight actually turned left when the car was turning left and right when the car was turning right. Ingenious! The Co-CO idea, not so much. The Dolphins offense was 22nd in the NFL scoring 20.1 PPG and if not for the defense setting up the offense so many times, it would have been considerably worse.

I’m going to recommend something I know many of you here won’t be in favor of. I can tell you, I’m not sure I’m in favor it myself. Hear me out though. You can build for now, or build for later. Instant gratification or long term success. Either can be satisfying. The problem with my recommendation is that one important step needs to happen before this can even be possible. Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh needs to step down from his current post. If that happens, I think we should be the first, and most likely the last to offer him a Head Coaching position in the NFL. When you hire a guy from the college ranks, you get a guy who knows all the college players, what they’re capable of, who the right ones are for what they want to accomplish, on both sides of the ball. What you usually get is a guy who doesn’t know the NFL, and how to deal with NFL players. Not the case with Harbaugh, who has successfully run an NFL team, quite successfully I might add. From 2011-2014, Jim Harbaugh compiled a 44-19 record with the SF 49ers. He did that with 2 QB’s who were not considered upper echelon talents in Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. For some reference, Alex Smith was 19-31 in 5 seasons as the Niners QB. With Harbaugh, his first season was 13-3. His 2nd season was cut short due to injury but the Niners were 6-2-1 with Smith. So 19-2-1 for one and a half seasons after 19-31 in 5 without Harbaugh. We all know who took over after Alex Smith went down, my former crush Colin Kaepernick. No problem for Harbaugh. Kaepernick after taking over the helm went 5-2 and took the Niners to the playoffs. A huge upset 1st RD victory over the Green Bay Packers, 45-31 started an improbable run. The Niners then defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 to earn a Super Bowl berth. The SF 49ers lost a thriller of a game, 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens.

Still with me? My favorite MLB team the NY Mets made a very similar move recently. They decided to bring in a proven winner in Buck Showalter. Results have yet to be determined and if the bougy MLB Players Union doesn’t get it’s collective head out of its ass, we may not see a MLB season next year. The Mets have decided instead of hiring a young up and comer, they want to win NOW! Forget 3-5 years from now, NOW! They know Showalter knows exactly what he’s supposed to do in every and any situation, there’s nothing he hasn’t seen. The very same would go with Jim Harbaugh. I think it’s an extremely unique situation to be able to get a guy who is so in touch with the college game and all the players, yet has had tremendous NFL success as well. I say if Jim Harbaugh steps down as Michigan HC, Stephen Ross should fly one of his fucking planes as fast as they can fly and throw down some stacks of $$$$ to secure the best Head Coach for RIGHT NOW, the Dolphins can get. Personally, I think Harbaugh is a bit of a time bomb, and I have no idea how long he can last if he comes back to the NFL. My guess is it would be a similar gig to the Niners. He’d stay as long as they were winning. That’s not a terrible thing either. If for some reason he fails right off the bat, which I think is unlikely, he may try one more time. If he fails again I would think he’d step down and disappear and we’d probably want him to. I think if he does come back to the NFL, I think he’d be great for our team. Our defense would continue to flourish and he’d get Tua a run game if it killed him. Defense, running the ball, all the things we crave here. All that will make Tua better and more importantly, the Miami Dolphins better.

I’m open to other HC’s too, there are lots of ways to skin a cat. I actually don’t know how many ways there are and not sure why people think are so many ways to skin a cat, but there really are a lot of different avenues to explore in a Head Coach search. I’m sure Tom Garfinkel and Chris Grier are doing that as I type. Maybe it’s because I’m 58 now and my mortality is in the back of my mind. Who knows, maybe Mike McDaniel is the next Mike Tomlin. At 38 he’s a tad older than Tomlin was when he took over the Pittsburgh Steelers at the age of 35. To have continuity and longevity along with winning would be swell, but make no mistake about this my fellow Dolphins fans, the Miami Dolphins franchise is NOT the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise. The Steelers are steeped in tradition and their owner doesn’t flip-flop on their decisions. Since 1969, The Steelers had HC Chuck Knoll 1969-1991, Bill Cowher 1991-2006, then Mike Tomlin from 2007 – present. Not only do they have consistency, but they WIN. So do I crave the same? I would wait until we clean house of our current GM before heading out on that path, which is another strong reason I prefer Harbaugh. With Harbaugh at the helm, it’s gonna be his way or the HAR-way. If Chris Grier didn’t like Brian Flores, he’s gonna hate Harbaugh, because this would be his show, guaranteed. He won’t allow Grier to undermine him and his cachet dictates that he deserves as much. Unfortunately, Harbaugh may have no intentions of leaving his current post, but if he does . . .

To elaborate on some great news we got yesterday, I’d like to share that I also got to speak to Jon “Stanger” yesterday, and considering what that man has been through, I was absolutely shocked as to how great he sounded. As I’m typing now I’m literally getting goosebumps and tearing up because he literally sounded just like the old Stanger, and that’s not being kind, or overenthusiastic or wishful, that boy is BACK! Now he needs to get his body back to where his head is and he’ll be in better shape at the next Fest than he was at the last. He’s currently just dealing with atrophy from being in a bed so long, and I believe he will respond very well to rehab, both occupational and physical therapy. I have to give both Jon and his wife a lot of credit, they really clawed back from some tough odds. Maybe our Dolphins can do the same!

#stangerstrong

GO DOLPHINS!!!!

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1,423 Responses to Miami Dolphins – Where do we go from here?

  1. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, if Daboll takes the Dolphins job he believes in Tua. He knows we have a good defense even though his offense has torn us apart for 3 years.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    “He’s like the Godfather. He knows everything. I want to be somebody, eventually in my career, where I can just be like, ‘Hey, if you need some help, I can help you. I have knowledge about the entire game. I’m like Yoda.’ That’s basically how I see (McCourty)”
    – Jevon Holland

    McCourty was brought in to coach the young DBs like we all thought. A player-coach who rarely played but shared the intel. It worked. Holland is one of the best Safeties in the game already.

  3. Ken says:

    bookman11 says:
    January 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm (Edit)
    And, if he takes the Giants job, he believes in Jones. Giants said they are building around him
    ——————-
    Well if that is true you can count Flores out of the Giants job.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    bookman11 says:
    January 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    And, if he takes the Giants job, he believes in Jones. Giants said they are building around him
    ———————–

    Yes! I said that earlier with Joe Schoen saying Daniel Jones is the QB in 2022. That’s why Daboll makes sense for them.

    • Ken says:

      And the Giants will continue to suck indefinitely

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m not so sure about that. The Giants have to retool most of their roster. They did Daniel Jones no favors. Their OL stinks and none of their skill players stay healthy. Then he gets hurt. Their defense is okay at best.

        The Giants have gone 4-12, 6-10 and 4-13 the last 3 years. They have a good draft but a really bad cap. They need to rebuild but Daniel Jones on a cheap QB contract is not so bad. If he doesn’t improve his own game in 2022 then you move on from him too.

      • bookman11 says:

        Yeah, the point is that they believe in Jones, just like Buffalo believed in Allen

      • Ken says:

        Jones has regressed imo and likely beyond salvage. The only reason not to move on from him this year is that there really no good options in the draft

      • Tim Knight says:

        Ken, yeah Jones has regressed because the Giants have been poorly run since they drafted him.

    • Brian in NY says:

      That doesn’t mean they want to build around Jones. It could mean their isn’t another viable QB now that they can build around.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Right, because they’re not going to win in 2022 anyway. But along the way what if new coaches do a better job building around him?

        The Giants are going to eat a lot of dead cap this year to begin the overhaul. Just like we did in 2019.

        The OL needs to be upgraded, most of the WR room needs to be turned over, and it’s time to move on from the dream of TE Engram being special. Barkley is going to hurt but he looks likes a broken player to me. Maybe he’ll have a revival somewhere but I don’t see it with the Giants. I feel bad for him.

  5. mf13ss says:

    Did somebody say Yoda?!! 😀

  6. randydolfan1947 says:

    KEN SAYS up the page “…And the Giants will continue to suck indefinitely.”
    KEN may be right. But it wasn’t THAT long ago when Big Blue put an end to the Pats dreams of a PERFECT SEASON!! In fact, they beat Brady TWICE in the big game.
    Almost all forms of sucking pale by comparison to the Dolphins’ “O for the 21st Century in playoff wins” streak. It is embarrassing. ESPECIALLY after the Dolphins were REGULAR FIXTURES in the Playoffs from 1970 through the Dave Wannstedt days. Most Dolfans are SICK OF IT!!!
    ——————-
    aLL THIS TALK ABOUT HIRING COACHES AND POSSIBLE DRAFT PICKS ignores Miami’s most obvious problem. STEVE ROSS STILL MAKES THE BIG DECISIONS!! – – And, until that changes, the Dolphins are going NOWHERE!!
    NO WONDER when the comment “will continue to suck indefinitely” is used in the NFL, many (most?) fans and observers think Steve Ross is #1 on that list.
    —————–
    May the football gods somehow deliver us from this evil, once and for all!?!?!?

    • randydolfan1947 says:

      PS:–Me and a co-worker are heading off to frigid, and, possibly, SNOWY Georgia for another convention tomorrow.
      ———–
      Where’s my snow shovel????

  7. Phindog says:

    I have no idea who our next head coach will be, I just can’t get a grip on this with the different candidates.

  8. randydolfan1947 says:

    FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN; 11 days ago me and Mrs. OD celebrated the 49th anniversary of the completion of THE PERFECT SEASON!! I’ve still got the Miami Herald’s account of Super Bowl VII hanging in this room, replete with pictures, accounts, and Edwin Pope’s vivid stories of the high point of the Miami Dolphins’ Dynasty.

    Next year the biggie – – – the 50th Anniversary of ABSOLUTE PERFECTION will take place in sports bars, living rooms, and any place Dolfans gather to celebrate this singular achievement in professional sports. I wonder what plans Dolphins’ management has for the big celebration??
    And how about the city of MIAMI???
    Those precious few survivors of this undefeated team deserve, and have EARNED, a special day in the sun. I hope the “Powers That Be” will see to it that this day is celebrated STATEWIDE!! – – Remember, the Dolphins were the ONLY big time professional sports franchise IN THE ENTIRE STATE when ABSOLUTE PERFECTION took place!! – – Every major city in the Sunshine State carried the Dolphins LIVE on radio stations from the Keys, to Ft. Myers to Jacksonville, Tallahassee,
    Pensacola, Tampa and Orlando!! It was THE BIGGEST SPORTS STORY IN THE HISTORY OF THE SUNSHINE STATE when it took place!!

  9. Tim Knight says:

    OD, you seem to have a very hardcore hatred for Stephen Ross. Where does that come from? The Miami Dolphins legacy was fading with Joe Robbie/Don Shula in the late 80’s and with new owners and head coaches right up until now. What is it about Ross that really pisses you off?

    • bookman11 says:

      We couldn’t win a SB with Marino and Shula, but somehow Ross is the biggest villain. Smh

      • Tim Knight says:

        That is the biggest tragedy in Miami Dolphins history. How did Shula with Marino never win a SB? Some of us know why. Some can’t admit it.

        Jimmy Johnson with Marino lost in the playoffs 62-7 in 1999 – that seemed to set us back for decades.

        Stephen Ross took over a team in turmoil in 2008/09 after we were 1-15 in 2007. We hadn’t made the playoffs in 6 years between 2002-07.

  10. bookman11 says:

    I give a crap about the perfect season, just get me a SB win before I die. Lol. The perfect season is overrated, over celebrated, and over played. The real issue is we haven’t won a SB since 73-74.

  11. Brian in NY says:

    Yeah Tim, I still can’t believe that Marino never won a super bowl.

  12. Mike E. says:

    Probably the biggest part of why we didn’t win a Super Bowl with Marino was the Buffalo Bills. They were one great team. They had a good QB of their own, just a tier below Marino. Their RB was a HOFer and 5 tiers above anything we had while Marino was here. Then the defense. Their defense was always much better than ours. Between their superior rushing attack and better defense, they had our number.

  13. steveccnv says:

    Maybe Daboll has done a great job with Allen or maybe the light came on for Allen

    I’m not ready to anoint him anything

    Sometimes it’s the player and sometimes it’s the combination of player and coach, where the coach’s style meshes with how the player learns

    In high school my sister had an English teacher, that turned her light on, she got straight A’s the rest of the way

    Most great coaches had a great QB to pair with them, some coaches got it out of the player, some got lucky

    The real great coaches are the ones that took a team, that wasn’t very good and improved them, like Shula did with us, like Harbaugh did with the 49ers

    Not sure what Daboll is yet, but I’d bet his success has more to do with Allen

    • steveccnv says:

      Then there’s guys like Gase, that were lucky enough to have been OC for guys like Peyton

      Was it Gase or Peyton, rhetorical of course

  14. steveccnv says:

    Why do teams do multiple interviews with the same HC candidate?

    Because what is said in the interview matters

    This is where the FO tries to find out if an HC candidate is what they’re looking for and if the coach is the real deal, has his own ideas, is innovative…

    What we hear from reporters doesn’t seem to take these things into account enough, they just seem to write what some anonymous source tells them, with no regard for why they’re telling them what they are

    Sure that’s their job, but we don’t have to believe them just because some source close to the team said so

    Daboll is now the favorite with NYG, because he had a second interview, or maybe the team just needs more info from him

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I guess the nfl doesn’t usually have 2nd interviews

      But in other professions a 2nd interview usually just means the next round, and there are sometimes more than 1 person getting a 2nd interview

  15. steveccnv says:

    Anyone k own anything about Malik Willis?

    Is he worth a 1st or 2nd?

    He’s rated as a 2nd

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I only know what I read
      Small school big cannon
      Drawing comparisons to Josh Allen

      My early evaluation of the QB class is that no one is really worthy of top 15
      But after top 15 I wouldn’t fault any team for taking a flyer on a guy with upside

      To me the qb class this year has a lot of guys with 2nd round grades
      Some people call that a weak class
      I actually think a lot of guys who aren’t elite but have potential is a strong class

      I would spend a 2nd on him
      But he won’t last to the 2nd and I wouldn’t get into a bidding war or do what SF did last year with Lance

    • bailbondmike says:

      I like him but don’t think he is worth that. He is a big project. He was sent out there to make anything happen no matter what because of his athletic ability. He took a lot of sacks trying to make things happen and not real accurate on the crossing stuff and had some bad INT games.

      He is thick like a RB. I can see him as a Taysom Hill backup type.

  16. bailbondmike says:

    You can relive those days with manscape and a big wheel, 😂
    ————————————–
    That shit was funny right there. Now I know what I can do today. lol

    Though, in 72′, I think I had just graduated from training wheels.

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    I’ve recently read some stuff that whoever our HC is will inherit Flores old defensive staff

    Does anyone know if this is true ?

    I would actually love it if true

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  24. Ken says:

    I know the Giants said they are going to build around Jones but if they hire Flores I suspect Watson will be their QB next season

  25. bailbondmike says:

    If I was to take a QB 1st round it would be who is left over of, in this order:
    Kenny Pickett
    Sam Howell
    Matt Corral
    Carson Strong
    2nd round, it would be:
    Mallik Willis
    3rd round,
    Desmond Ridder
    Bailey Zappe
    Kaleb Eleby
    Sam Hartman

    I think we need to draft one to groom and would prefer it be on day 3. The guy I like most on day 3 is Skylar Thompson and, depending how fast QB’s come off the board, would take him at pick 100. He was considered a potential UDFA but after his performance last year he is climbing draft boards.

    I posted him before so I will bore you with it again. lol

    Another one on day 3 who I don’t think gets enough love is Hendon Hooker of Tennessee.

    Then, I also like SMU QB Tanner Mordecai.

  26. The Flying Pig says:

    I didn’t want to hire Quinn even though I’m trying not to judge prospects to harshly

    But I really don’t blame Quinn at all and I respect that decision
    What if he can make the cowboys even better in 2022
    Some one will make a huge push for him and offer him even more money

    I don’t think Coordinators should be in such a rush to return to HC if they are in a good situation

    On tHat note, if I was Flores, I would just return to being a DC for another year or 2

    I just think hats a smart move for coordinators not to take the first offer

  27. ukfinfan says:

    4th and 10, under a minute to go and the weak-armed Marino (with a man in his face) under-throws OG, who has to come back for the ball. At least, that’s what would have been said if Tua threw that.

  28. ukfinfan says:

    No rush?

  29. steveccnv says:

    Justin Hier
    @HierJustin
    As for the possibility that Brian Daboll might choose to retain some of Miami’s current defensive staff if he takes the #Dolphins head coach job…

    Daboll and current DC Josh Boyer spent several years together with the #Patriots. There’s familiarity there.

    Maybe this is why the news came out about our D staff staying put

    Could be some truth now to SS saying Daboll is the favorite

  30. steveccnv says:

    Seems to be down to Daboll and McDaniel

    Daboll should be able to get the most out of Tua, based on previous experience with him at Bama

    McD should be able to fix the running game and hopefully the OL

    Who do you pick?

  31. Rockphin says:

    I see a bunch of dominos falling in the coaching searches today. Quinn staying in Dallas, Broncos and Bears fill their positions. MAYBE we ARE waiting on Mike McDaniels?

  32. Rockphin says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    January 27, 2022 at 10:11 am
    “…….To me the qb class this year has a lot of guys with 2nd round grades
    Some people call that a weak class. I actually think a lot of guys who aren’t elite but have potential is a strong class”

    I remember 2017 was considered a weak draft for QB’s with Mitch Trubisky the only one taking in the top 5 and a future half a billion dollar man being taken at #10. (Handjob boy going at #12)

    As it turned out, two of the three 1st round guys turned out pretty good. (one great)

  33. Rockphin says:

    Who would even want the job in Houston under these circumstances?

    “— A majority of the coaching staff seems to be set for 2022. Multiple reports have indicated that the Texans hope to promote pass-game coordinator Pep Hamilton to offensive coordinator. As of this time, Smith is expected to return as defensive coordinator and Frank Ross will return as special teams coordinator. Basically, the next head coach likely will have little to no say in the staff for at least a year.”

  34. Rockphin says:

    Man, just say no to Vance Joseph who Grier supposedly loves.

  35. Rockphin says:

    This would enrage me;

    Chris Grier, reportedly, wants Vance Joseph and the two have a good relationship. There was a rumor last week that Grier wanted to hire Joseph but that Ross wouldn’t sign off on it this early. If Grier is dragging his feet with interviews, or if Ross can’t be in Miami to do them now because of his business in New York, Miami could be faced with a situation that sees Daboll land with the Giants, McDaniel going somewhere else, Harbaugh staying at Michigan, leaving the Dolphins with only on real option…Joseph.

    Miami Dolphins
    Miami it seems, can wait on Joseph. He doesn’t have to be their top choice, just Griers. All Grier needs is for other coaches to get hired elsewhere and then present Ross with the only option left.

    Is this a conspiracy theory? Absolutely but if we connect all the dots that we know of so far, the picture being created may still lead to something most don’t want.

    • bookman11 says:

      This hypothesis makes some sense when yo consider the other report of the Dolphins not conducting second interviews until next week. With the Giants interest in Dabol, you would think Miami would bring him in for a 2nd interview right away, unless, the above is true, or they are pretty sure they will hire McDaniel and are waiting for next week to do that?

    • sb7mvp says:

      I’d probably stop being a fan if that happened.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Rock, who reported that? I only ask because if it was a guy like Miller, I put it firmly on th BS pile. But if was the herald or ss I might give it more credence…

  36. The Flying Pig says:

    • ukfinfan says:

      Good to know that the brain trust interviewed last week, then spent all of this week not deciding. So they are now interviewing again next week rather than attending the Senior Bowl, where, you know, the HC and Grier may just have been able to check out potential draft picks together. #SoDolphins

    • steveccnv says:

      I’m OK with any of those 3

  37. Ken says:

    So in the last 24 hours I have read that each of the following is the front runner for HC opening:
    Brian Daboll
    Mike McDaniel
    Vance Joseph and
    Jim Harbaugh

    Bottom line is no one knows what the hell we are doing probably inclusive of Ross and Grier

  38. wyoming85 says:

  39. steveccnv says:

    Dedmon who we just signed to a futures from the CFL

    5’10” 185

    In 2014 he was listed at 5’9″ 166, looks more like his size from his current highlight reel

  40. Rockphin says:

    Wait, what? It doesn’t mean that? #TIL

    LOL

    • steveccnv says:

      Think about a “piggy going to the market”. Some have interpreted this to mean that the pig is going to market for slaughter. Working off this then, the “little piggy staying home” refers to a pig not yet ready to eat, and that must stay home to mature.

    • bailbondmike says:

      What about the one that went, “Wee, wee, wee all the way home”? Is that the one that got away from the butcher?

      • steveccnv says:

        Many of the best-loved nursery rhymes have dark elements. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater “couldn’t keep” his wife so he “put her in a pumpkin shell, and there he kept her very well” in domestic servitude and bondage.

        Georgie Porgie “kissed the girls and made them cry,” making him the central villain in numerous #MeToo stories.

      • steveccnv says:

        No he’s the little one that was glad he wasn’t going to butcher

      • Ken says:

        Last time I went wee wee all the way home I had to buy new car Matt’s

    • CavalierKong says:

      Lol, I never really realized it, but thinking back, I did too. 😆

  41. Rockphin says:

    What about the one that had roast beef? WTF?

  42. wyoming85 says:

    steveccnv says:
    January 27, 2022 at 2:41 pm
    Many of the best-loved nursery rhymes have dark elements. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater “couldn’t keep” his wife so he “put her in a pumpkin shell, and there he kept her very well” in domestic servitude and bondage.
    ———————————–
    I always thought that one ended in a little cannibalism?

    Or a very dark sexual innuendo?

    • Ken says:

      Most nursery rhymes and fairy tales have very dark and adult connotations. Read the original Grimm’s fairy tales they are very dark

  43. CavalierKong says:

    I’m just glad all reports are indicating we’re leaving the defensive staff in place

  44. Rockphin says:

    Not spam

  45. bailbondmike says:

    If we are poaching CFL players, they should take a stab at Adarious Pickett as an SS. He is also a good returner. Was on Chargers PS in 2019 and Pats PS 2019/2020. Went to Canada and started at safety.

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    If it’s true about keeping the defensive assistants

    It makes me happy

    Firing Flores but keeping his defense is kind of ideal for this 🐖

  47. mf13ss says:

    Ken says:
    January 27, 2022 at 4:38 pm
    Sorry?
    —————-
    Nah, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been so curt with ya, man. It’s just that I’ve been saying this for a couple of weeks now… feeling like nobody is hearing me. We’re good, bud! 🙂

  48. mf13ss says:

    Again, IF we seek to keep our Defense as intact as possible, Brian Daboll is the guy we want as our HC. And there are about 9 other reasons we’d want Daboll, but I’m really trying not to read as a paid advertisement for Daboll.

    I’ve posted at length about why we’d want Daboll as our HC several times… and it ALL makes sense.

  49. mf13ss says:

  50. The Flying Pig says:

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I don’t really want Moore either

      But I would never say “Dolphins are hiring their next head coach” this guy is always such an unprofessional hack, no wonder the Herald ousted him

  51. CavalierKong says:

    I mean, I know flores is from NY, but thatsnt necessarily mean anything. I’m from NorCal, doesnt mean my dream is to coach the Kings or Niners. Or any other CA team, lol.

  52. Tim Knight says:

  53. Brian in NY says:

    I couldn’t be any more underwhelmed by the thought of Kellen Moore as our HC

    • Tim Knight says:

      Kellen Moore is supposedly a bright young coach. But I really have no idea if he’s ready to be a HC.

      If he has success like Zac Taylor in Cincy I’ll take it. Whoever we hire I just hope he can lead us to the playoffs. At least start getting a taste of a possible championship.

  54. mf13ss says:

    IMO, Zac Taylor has had the right connections at the right time… even though he stunk up the joint at every stop he’s ever been. Talk about a ‘silver spoon’: he’s had more luck than success, and it will be fleeting over time.

    Again, JMO.

  55. steveccnv says:

    Mich DC rumored to Harbaughs brother Ravens

    Why would he do that, if he was staying put?

    Harbaugh to Dolphins, who don’t want a new DC

    Reason

  56. sb7mvp says:

    Brian in NY says:
    January 27, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    Well why are we waiting so long for second interviews, and only have one scheduled as of now? Something is amiss…
    ___

    It’s amiss for normal standards, but our F.O. isn’t normal.

  57. sb7mvp says:

    I can’t honestly Zac Taylor has “stunk up the joint at every stop he’s ever been” because he’s basically only been a position coach his whole career up until the Bengals. However, his record as a HC is 16-32-1 with 10 of those wins coming in the past season.
    I pointed out his coaching staff a month or so ago. It’s not a bunch of people with a lot of experience and it’s a lot of former Dolphins coaches and some former players. His team does have a good bit of talent though and it doesn’t hurt to have Burrow as your QB and that QB’s favorite college weapon. If you look around the league and the teams that are successful, the coaching staffs have former HC’s at coordinators and at position coaches. Taylor doesn’t have any of that, so while the team has talent, it’s not like there’s a veteran coaching presence there. He has to be doing something right.
    I haven’t watched enough Bengals games to make a true assessment, but it’s possible that there’s a good combo of talent and the light coming on for Taylor as a HC that’s lead his success this year. Then again, they only won 10 games in an extended season. It’s not like the team came out and won 13 games or more when a good bit of the NFL is middle of the road franchises. He doesn’t seem inherently inept or clueless like Philbin or Gase.

    • steveccnv says:

      He’s tied strictly with Burrow and Chase, last year the O moved the ball, but couldn’t get over the hump to win much, this year the team has improved all over the field

      Seems great QB play masks other areas bad play

      Sometimes a D struggles, when they don’t get enough help from the O, this year they’re playing complimentary football

      Maybe the light has come on for Zac, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have Burrow

      If he was our HC, starting in 2022, think he’d struggle mightily and wouldn’t be able to figure things out, he’s no Flores

  58. Ken says:

    Who cares about Zach Taylor

  59. Ken says:

    I will be angry if Harbaugh is our hire

    • Mike E. says:

      I’ll be angry that you’re angry!!! lol

      I’ll be thrilled and very comfortable that our team will be better as soon as he enters the building. No other HC candidate can do that. I’ll worry about 2 years or 3 years from now then.

      • Ken says:

        I get that but the guy is a first rate asshole. I think he is mentally unstable and ultimately he will leave for the next shinny object. I mean SF was supposed to be his dream job in the Bay Area. It lasted 4 years and despite some success he left on a very sour note. Michigan was supposed to be his dream job at his alma matter but that lasted a hand full of years and despite winning seasons he never really delivered on what he set out to do

  60. wyoming85 says:

    WTF is a “Bomb Cyclone”?????
    That’s a Northern in Texas
    In Wyoming we call that Tuesday! 😉

  61. steveccnv says:

    MF13ss

    Armando Salguero
    @ArmandoSalguero
    Brooklyn native Brian Flores interviewed for his dream job of head coach of the New York Giants today and that interview with team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch, senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara and GM Joe Schoen is now over.
    1:54 PM · Jan 27,

    Whoever said Mando is a hack is right, he just made the assumption, because Flores is from Brooklyn and someone reported that was his preferred destination

    In other words he’s sensationalizing it

  62. Rockphin says:

    #TIL

    Today I learned

    Ok, I was only 1 year old and 5 year old when this happened so don’t give me shit.

    I didn’t know the Dolphins drafted Joe Theismann in the fourth round in 1971 and that they couldn’t come to a contract agreement. He went to play in the CFL for three years and THEN Miami traded his rights to Washington for a FIRST ROUND pick in the 1976 draft.

    • sb7mvp says:

      Did you know he changed the pronunciation of his last name in college so that it rhymed with Heisman in order to be in better consideration for it?

  63. sb7mvp says:

    I’d rather Harbaugh come here and get us wins then leave for something better than someone who does nothing and gets fired after 3 years.

  64. sb7mvp says:

    I don’t know how good of a coach kellen moore can be, but I like his demeanor on the sideline. He certainly looks like he could be a leader of men out there, despite his goofy face.

  65. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

  66. mf13ss says:

    Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft was just dropped earlier today…

    #28 Packers: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
    #29 Bengals: TYLER LINDENBAUM, C, Iowa (can’t believe he lasts this long)
    #30 Phins: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
    #31 Lions: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty (I really like this guy, not for us though)
    #32 Chiefs: JAMESON WILLIAMS, WR, Alabama

    If the Draft falls this way, I’d be tempted to either trade up one spot for Tyler Lindenbaum, or just run to the podium for Jameson Williams… probably the latter.

    FULL-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS_uRjgWaag

    • Mike E. says:

      I’ve been thinking our pick would the perfect spot to gamble a bit and take Jameson Williams. He might even be ready to go at some point next season.

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