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Nolan is on board as the defensive coordinator

Mike Nolan, 50, is the Miami Dolphins new defensive coordinator, a source tells The Miami Herald.

We are searching for a second source, but I'm obviously confident enough in this to post it here.

Nolan takes over a defense that yielded 390 points in 2009, tied for the seventh-highest mark in the NFL. He succeeds Paul Pasqualoni, who was fired one week after the season ended.

The one and, really, the only question whether Nolan would land in Miami or not was his meeting with head coach Tony Sparano and how the two would get along. I'm told by a source that Nolan wanted to feel a comfort level with his new boss.

He apparently didn't feel that in Denver with Josh McDaniels. Although both wanted to run a 3-4 defense and both were agreed initially how to do that, as the season wore on, the two young men sort of grated on each other, I'm told by a source close to Nolan.

Thus Nolan and McDaniels agreed to part ways when other opportunities presented themselves for each.

Obviously, since Sparano offered the job and Nolan accepted, the two men believe they are on the same page.

Nolan helped the Broncos trim 7.8 points a game off a defense that surrendered 28 points a game in 2008. After getting fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2008, Nolan tried his hand in broadcasting but found himself wanting to return to coaching.

Nolan did much of his work with Dolphins castoffs. He took Andre' Goodman, Renaldo Hill and added Brian Dawkins to form a solid secondary along with anchor Champ Bailey.

Although the details still have to be worked out, Nolan is expected to be with the Dolphins staff in Mobile, Ala. next week when they coach in the Senior Bowl.

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Bobbyd12. they started already. This had nothing to do with national outcry but that coakly was a bad candidate. WAHHHHHHH WAHHHHHHH WAHHHHHHH. The poeople don't give a shyt about nobama anymore.

This is a great day in america. it's history !!!!

NJ your ego is so large and bothersome. You think you are God, you self righteous piece of joke

I love you to sosa . VIVA AMERICAAA !!!!

NJ is a racial m'ther fker

NJ folks like you make me sick. White @zz wonder bread mtherfker

I looooove you sosa . viva america !!! NO TO SOCIALISM !!!!

NJ is racist a but ur the dumb A"s who called him a white mfer...who's the racist Sosa..here's ur LOSER 2010 jersey... Wear it with pride

Is this a Dolphin FOOTBALL blog or foxnews???

LOL at bobbyd12, Don't worry about sosa . It's just the cuban menace and his fun and games. AMERICA HAS SPOKEN !!!

Unless some Dolphin news popped up between Nolan and now, there are other important thing happening we can argue I mean talk about Night Train

NJ I know but I enjoy trying to tweak people and get under their skin...

bobbyd12. That's right . What happened tonight could be the start of something more important than a football game. If nobama and this congress had their way , they'd try to take over the NFL.

Hi guys!

Here's a long shot, but what the hell? Nolan coached Baltimore and Ed Reed is thinking about retiring...if they had a good relationship and I think Reed is from FL or at least went to the U...do you think he could convince him to play for the fins??

I don't know the contract implications, just throwing an idea out there.

Tar, I don't believe Parcells will bring in someone who is ready to retire...Youth movement at all positions.

I like having Nolan and I like talking football... Can't you arguing ladies go to a facebook or a playgirl chat site to bicker? All this non-football crapola is making my penis soft

Rodge make you should suck it a liile longer. maybe it would get harder. :)

LMFAO@ NJ "suck it longer"
Question: Why is Rodge reading the blog and looking at his penis at the same time?

Rodge never saw ur name on this blog...suggestion, have ur boyfriend help u with ur pen"s problem

bobbyd12 - agreed, but he could play one year and buy us another draft to get a replacement.

Think now we can get Dumervil??? That would be a great pick up for us

I don't think Nolan will get along with Sporano or very many other head coaches. He is an uptight ramrod dumbss who will be thinking every minute that he should be the head coach, not the DC. Thank god he went up in smoke and was replaced by Singletary.

Belchos , maybe you can help rodge out with his penis problem.

I would love to get s top defensive guy, but with ronnie brown finishing another season on I.R and this I'd Ricky lsdt season I would take Spiller in a second if he is there.

Ace you funny!

Belchos a Bronco fan...pls talk to McDaniels who will run ur team into last place within two years TOPS

Guapo , what do you think of what happened in mass and the end of NObama ??.

PFT is reporting that when the Dolphins submitted a written request to the Broncos to interview Nolan, McDaniels asked Nolan if he preferred the Broncos or the Dolphins, he said the Dolphins and McDaniels let him walk...

Thoughts?

My thoughts are good choice!

Hey NJ were you being a douche to me last night or was it tortured posing as you?

Good hire. Now you guys have a DC with approx. twice the intelligence as your HC. Bravo.

I'm not a Bronco fan, stupid. Don't you know who Singletary is? Grow up, NJ.

NJ man of many aliases. Get a life

Hey tortured were you ever a real dolfan?

Guapo , you da man ese. You didn't answer the question homey.

Soser you're such a poser.
please stop talking about others. You know you're just a little cracker living with his step mother in her trailer in Pembroke Pines.
Really it'll be much better if you just stop with the crap and work on your people skills. Okay? Thanks, buddy.
SheepDipSoup

I really hope Peyton Manning gets another Super Bowl win, he deserves it. I think he is the closest thing to a modern day Marino and hope he can get a couple rings.

Great choice for DC, after the game at Buffalo I knew the defense was in trouble the defense was not prepared for the rest of the season like they should have been. Mike nolan will improve this defense.

damn this was a great pick up, his a defensive genius. Can't wait for next year, I bet we will have a top 10 defense, just get the right LB's in there, and we will have an amazing year..

where's guapo ???

Some coaches are meant to be coordinator and Nolan is one of them. We obviously will be looking to upgrade our talent on that side ifthe ball and Nolan will get them to play at a higher level. He knows the 3-4 unlike Pasqu....whatever. Fins def will be in top 10 next year!

It never ceases to amaze me how Dolphins fans can find the worst in everything. We get a proven coach who has experience and a track record of defenses that perform well and it get a poo poo from some...

Here is some really crappy news for those who think there is some "Wonder coach" out there who Miami is just not smart enough to hire or, for whatever imagined reason, just does not want to come and coach here...... Your Wrong... He does not exist. The guy from Pittsburgh has eyes on the DC chair once Mr. Defense himself steps down. He has now written that fact in stone for all the little helpers around him to read and hate on. I feel the other guy was mute once the water was ripe with Nolan. I'll never "get it" with some of the fans of Miami. I know and am friends with so many who are so unlike those I read here and there I just wonder the rock they live under... Or.. if in private they are all wearing there Wets Gear to bed and dreaming of 68 and the Guarantee... Who knows?

We got very lucky with getting this guy. We could of ended up with some 6th year D-line coach with all the experience of coaching that his dad gave him in high school. Instead we have a guy who knows what it is like to sit in the big chair and is now more apt to treat the game, players and his coaching staff contemporaries with far more understanding and respect then some wanna be hot-shot. Not to mention Nolan is just dying to grab a SB win to propel his butt right back into some teams Big Chair again. We are fortunate today. Romeo Crenell....Really???? Jeeze............

hi there ladies im nj phin phan and know everything;nfl college draft scouting,even politics,like to type LOL LMAO ROFLMAO stupid little smiley faces like a 13yr old girl.might be the case,thanks for stopping by;CHILD PLEASE;} how annoying....

There's guapo.

Carlito,
I hope Marino can get a couple rings also.

What a great day for us. first we get a great DC than the people of my crap state have spoken and voted for scott brown. I am shocked but very happy today Obama MUST BE STOPPED AND THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN :)

Yes!I feel that's a good move...two football guys.And who the hell wants an n y type offense?not this chico!I'm going beddy buy but must say I got nj fin fans dawg.holla at ya man I'll the spot hot...brat tat tat braaaat!!!!what fa$$ot?

F:$k all Obama haters;correction I got njs back not his dog,aight?f:&k all y'all!

truly pathetic troll LMAOROFLMAO buffoon.....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahah fascist pig. f u and your beliefs religious and political.discraced loser.

who cares about your beliefs fascist.gestapo whannabe

Listen all you talkin bout 9, 10 & 11 year olds need to step the f u c k off from here and go visit the Tennessee site.

All the rest of y'all: peace

And like I said earler: When I see Nolan speak into the mike with Phins emblem on the wall behind him then I'll beleive it.

Like Tony Soprano is going to hire an assistant that is better qualified to be head coach then he is....Right!

Y'all some Smart Mutha Fukkas.
All Y'all.

This my pimp name

Sheeeeet

bosstonmike=njparasite fascist mf@cker.you are not foolin anyone gestapo joisy.

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