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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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Comments

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:58 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

There is a shot that Manning will become a free agent if not traded by the Colts. He is due a  28 million dollare roster bonus in March 2012. The Colts need to make a decision before that cause there will be no way to trade him after the roster bonus kicks in. There is no way that the Colts are going to have 50 million in salary locked up at the Qb position between Luck and Manning. If Manning is cut, he could very well end up with the Dolphins due the fact it is a warm weather location. On the other hand, team like the Redskins would probably trade their whole 2012 draft to land Manning.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:39 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Jerry Jones ins the worst NFL owner, not Ross



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:36 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Dolphins have not gotten worse each year they just have not gotten better
They had numerous injuries in the 1-15 season and several this year (QB, RBs...)
and Marino was initially injured in Cleveland at a seam in what was the infield for the baseball field





Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:31 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

as a Dolphins fan I have to agree with you. It saddens me to see what they have become. It seems to get worse every year. The hope of success is there every season only to see the performance on the field turn out to be much worse then the year before. It started the moment Marino blew his achillies out on the Marlins infield.




Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:30 am
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

hacksaw why dont you tell what you really think, or imagined?



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:36 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Fisher does not know offense



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 9:49 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

One of the greatest things ever said by a coach was by John Madden years after he retired from the sideline for the Oakland Raiders.  When ask to comment on retread coaches, Madden said that coaches for the most part, have one phase where they are completely, totally invested in the job.  When that phase is gone, it is hard to recapture that level of dedication the second time around.  This has been proven by the likes of Bill Parcells and Joe Gibbs, as well as countless other coaches who were never as successful the second time around.  Exceptions?  Yeah, Bill Belichick and Dick Vermeil did quite well in their second chances - exceptions to the rule.  In the second life, most coaches ask themselves why they slept in the office, went without eating, and had failed relationships and strained family relations because of the collateral damage of being a successful NFL coach the first go-around.  So, the question becomes: will Jeff Fisher be that Super Bowl XXXIV coach for Miami?  The odds say "no", but where to find the next young hot coaching commodity?  The resources to win are there in Miami, including a committed but non-intrusive owner.  The GM is a Parcells' disciple, so he is a detriment to the overall organizational goal; Miami will also need a GM that isn't Jeff Ireland.

Sadly, Miami has become the new old Cardinals, the new old Lions, the new old Saints, and the new Chiefs.  They are an NFL joke - a shining example of poor leadership, poor personnel management and procurement, and poor coaching.  Time to torch the barn, so the rats may die.  I don't think Jeff Fisher should be the one carrying the kerosene and matches.


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Since: Jan 3, 2012
Posted on: January 3, 2012 9:30 pm
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Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:43 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Hey cameltoe Jockey....our Buffalo Bills have Ralph Wison and you think Ross is worst?



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Jeff Fisher interviewed with Dolphins Tuesday

Hey cameltoe Jockey....our Buffalo Bills have Ralph Wison and you think Ross is worst?


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