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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: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:22 pm

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

Take Philbin and have him take Matt Flynn with him. We could use a QB. Then draft Justin Blackmon and i think we'd be a real solid team to deal with in the Nfl. Defense is already good could use another LB and could use a more productive TE. Just my thoughts.

Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:13 pm

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

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:55 pm

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

I have been a Dolphin fan since 1966, right niw the management does not know what they are doing - get the owner out of it he is bnot a football man and it is showing he has nbo idea what he is doing

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:11 pm

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

They should just stick with Bowles. The team played inspired and seem to have more fun out there under his control. Once they get some better Saftey play and figure out the QB problem they should be fine. Plus i think they should stick with Moore at QB and get an OL help with the 8th or 9th pick

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:51 pm

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

The state of Dolphin football can be summarized by the very first line of Josh's blog; wishy-washy.  Okay, 'no direction' would fit.  Or, if you wanted to be harsh, try clueless.  GM Jeff Ireland said not more than two weeks ago that he and owner Ross have a plan in place for selecting their next head coach.  Clearly, there is no plan.  At this point, they'll hire anyone who readily wants a thankless job where managerial roles have not been defined.  For starters, no one in the 305 or 954 knows exactly what Ireland does.  Then, there's KC's Carl Peterson, a friend of Ross, who somehow has his hand in the pie.   Look at the names listed above for potential coaching choices and ask yourself if any of them jump of the page.  I'm not saying there's a lack of character or motivation, but the list is dwindling.  Just like the fan base.  When a selection is finally made, Ross and Ireland will sell Miami that he was their guy all along but were just doing their due diligence in the process.  Miami has had enough of the misguided escapades from management.  Stop throwing stuff on the wall to see what sticks.  There's enough problems on the field to worry about without having to worry about who's causing the problems. 

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