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Dolphins have shown only unofficial interest in Billick

So where is Brian Billick in this coach search?

He's won a Super Bowl. He has experience. He put together a star-studded coaching staff in Baltimore that became a proving ground for future NFL head coaches Mike Nolan, Rex Ryan, Marvin Lewis, Jack Del Rio, and Mike Smith.

If nothing else, the guy can certainly put a staff together.

So what is the Dolphins interest in him?

So far, the Dolphins have had one unofficial contact with Billick or his camp, an NFL source tells The Miami Herald's David J. Neal. And another source tells me Billick is not really in play at the current time at all for the Miami job.

I find this puzzling.

I have asked numerous NFL sources why the Dolphins haven't or wouldn't dive headlong into a chance to interview Billick for the head coach job. No one can give me a definitive answer other than, Brian Billick can be a little pompous. Someone else told me Billick thinks he's always the smartest guy in the room and has no patience of dumb people.

A little pompous? The guy maybe has a big ego?

Are you kidding me?

That's the reason the Dolphins haven't gotten serious with Billick?

There has to be something else because Billick also hasn't been mentioned as a possibility anywhere else -- not St. Louis, not Kansas City, not Tampa Bay, not St. Louis, and obviously not Miami.

If there is an overriding reason Billick cannot be considered a good candidate, fine, I'd accept that. But the Dolphins have officially paid him no mind and at this writing don't seem intent on it.

There has to be a better reason for that than the guy can be pompous.

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Given Fisher's W-L record he has no right to be pompous.

WE WANT POMPOUS!

Phins78,

Totally agree. I like your style, man. DOn;t forget those shirts for the draft.

Cheers!

You must be watching Espn and Mike and Mike to get your stories ???? How about breaking a story with real sources and give their names !!!

BELLICECK IS WORST THAN FISHER/BELLICK AT BEIMNG POMPOUS EVERYONE KNWS THAT
Posted by: ALoco | January 04, 2012 at 04:37 PM

The real question is, is there anyone worse at grammar & spelling than you?

What about Steve Spurrier?

Spurrier made a horrible, completely talentless Redskins team 6-10 in his one year, when he had a QB not fit for a JV high school squad being protected by the worst O line in the NFL's history.

Spurrier would develope Moore or Henne into a *superstar*.

Can we hire Fisher's mustache for 33% of the price and put sunglasses on it? Jee sus krist I'm so ducking tired of this rhit.

A little pompous? The smartest guy in the room? No patience for dumb people? The Dolphins seem to have one of these guy's already in Jeff Ireland. That is not to say Ireland has done a bad job like most people on this blog insinst. I think he has a B to B - grade so far but he is all of that. Maybe there is fear in the Dolphins higher ups that one is ok two is suicidal.

nobody can keep up with the mustache man. # 1 poster bros

just win now dag nam it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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leave Aloco alone! Don't be so pompous!

Let's hire foo man sing

SEAECH THIS,

YOUR A TRULY RUDE MAN, IVE BEEN BETER COULD BE A LIL BETTER BUT WHATEVER YOUR A NOBODY ON THIS BLOG

BILLICK is a very good coach. He didn't have a QB in Baltimore but get him RG3 with his offensive mind we are a superbowl contender!

Let's hire a d.ickhead from Miami who drives a BMW. Oh wait, that's everybody.

Let's hire armwrestling champion John Brzink

Billick seems to outsmart himself; Trent Dilfer is one example. A Super Bowl quarterback who got released by Billick. Are you kidding me? Ok why was he fired in Baltimore if he was so good?

What about Eric Mangini? He has much upside in being able to beat Belichick.

Aloco, I'm not tryin to be a somebody on a blog. Unless theres a prize involved, then I may try!

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THE PRIZE IS EATING A PEPE WHICH YOU LIKE TO DO.

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It has to be something about Billick because NO team in the NFL is showing intrest in him.

Yea, I don't understand why he's not being interviewed by any teams, let alone the Dolphins. If you think about it, they should be more serious in their pursuit of someone with experience because it gives them a little leverage. We've got all our chips in the ante for Fisher, that's not a good poker stance. Fisher is using us as leverage against other teams, and clearly he has the better hand.

Scalzo,

who cares about other teams?

Rick Spielman is the new GM with the Vikings.
Wantdstatdt is the new DC in Buffalo.
The Lions carried on for the longest time with a GM worse than ours.
The owner of the Cowboys sucks.
The owner at Denver is even worse!

(( HE HAS NO PATIENCE FOR DUMB PEOPLE ))THAT'S WHY MIAMI NOT INTERESTED IN HIM B/C MIAMI IS FULL OF DUMB PEOPLE ......

Ross is afraid Billick will Kick Jeff's ass every time he gets a chance.

IF I was Ross I would just hire Toub or some low level don't rock the boat assistant coach and make them a head coach puppet that will do the bidding of Ireland and Peterson.

Its not so bad going 6-10. I woke up each Monday morning with a roof over my head, food on the table and a job to go to.

***** FOR THE RECORD *****

JEFF FISHER???

17 Years accomplishments...

142-120-0 (Regular season)
5-6 (Postseason)
147-126-0 (Overall)

So can ANYONE please justify how the above record = STAR Head Coach?

He won ONLY 21 more games then he LOST people!!!

GOT THAT?

HE ONLY WON 21 MORE GAMES THEN HE LOST...

JON GRUDEN 12 years

95–81–0 (Regular Season)
5–4 (Postseason)
100–85–0 (Overall)

He ONLY won 15 more games then he lost.


BILL COWHER record -16 years.

149–90–1 (regular season record)
12–9 (playoff record)
161–99–1 (overall record)

He won 62 more games then he LOST which is 41 MORE WINS and he coached one LESS year then Fisher.

Cowher IS the STAR. You cant "woo" a STAR with a helicopter. You need to WOO him by firing Jeff Ireland and giving Cowher the keys to the building, along with a blank check.

It WILL happen.

NY G.........


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Thanks ALoco.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-silver_nfl_playoff_rankings_jeff_fisher_dolphins_010412

Best article I read so far about the Fisher "sweepstakes"...

"Contrary to some reports, he is not 100-percent sold on the Rams’ Sam Bradford as a franchise quarterback, either."

lol, basically... Why would anyone be sold on Sam Bradford as a franchise quarterback?

hope Fisher goes to St,louis....rather have Bellick who's instrumental in builting that Baltimore defense and won a super bowl with Trent Dilfer as him QB....

Give me ROB CHUDZINSKI and RG3!!

i believe billick is better than fischer becausehe at least won a super bowl with a less than stellar quarterback. and he is already been successful with mike nolan and defences that finish games.

I don't think you can seriously call Ireland's ball handling days with the Bears a "Connection" to Fisher.

If you really wanted to put a label on it, call it damaging. I hardly missed a training camp practice for the Bears back then. Neither did Ireland.

He ran around the place like a little over-priveledged Napoleon. He was a freaking little tyrant. Nobody liked him, least of all, the players.

He thought he was a Big Shot by trying to snitch out fans to Security for trying to get close(autographs)to the players.

Balls would come over the fence and/or sometimes Players would throw them to kids sometimes for souveniers. Ireland would watch and then try to get a Security Guards to take the balls back from the fans.

Ireland was a regular pain in the a ss, "fixture" at Training Camps. The fans(and players I suspect)even had a fitting Nickname for him.

odinseye @ 5:51,

Great post and personal observation.

We've got all our chips in the ante for Fisher, that's not a good poker stance. Fisher is using us as leverage against other teams, and clearly he has the better hand.
Posted by: Nick B | January 04, 2012 at 05:13 PM


NORMALLY, I would agree. In this particular instance, not so much.

I like the fact that Ross has made it clear who he wants. He's pulling no punches. At this point, he doesn't seem to care about leverage or Poker Faces.

He has let it be known that he's willing to pay more than anyone else, REGARDLESS of what the offers might be. This nullifies any leverage from a financial standpoint.

You know Harbaugh still weighs on his mind everytime he puts his head in the pillow. He seems to be determined not to let another one(Fisher) get away.

I might not be good on the gaming tables, but this is a little different. I LIKE IT!

As a Dolphin fan living in the Baltimore area and a secondary supporter of the "home team", I can tell you that Billick is horrible. The entire credit for the players drafted and coaches goes to the front office, not him. He had so much talent for so long and couldn't do anything with it. They won the Superbowl in spite of him, not because of him. And no, he is not an offensive genius.

There is a reason he is a laughing stock in the league and can't get a sniff at any job and its not that he is "pompous". If this is the best your "sources" can do, you need to get better sources.

@odinseye... I definitely respect that perspective!

ODIN,


DID YOU HAVE DINNER YET ?


WGAT DID YOU HAVE ?

TEO, thanks for the laugh!!

To everyone on the Billick bandwagon, this guy hasn't seen and interview since he was fired!! That speaks volumes to me!! The guy was supposed to know offence and his offenses were brutal for years!!

Please forget him. Bring Mangini in for an interview. I still think this guy can coach! He would also leave the cooridinators alone and system intact.

ALoco,

Beef Franks with a stripe of mustard and raw onions.

Homemade potato salad and homemade Deep Fried Mushrooms.

I KNOW! Not exactly Gourmet huh?

What can I say, I'm a single Dad, raising two boys. Sometimes we have to "Rough It" :)

Maybe it's because the biggest reason the Ravens consistently win isn't their coach at all, but rather Ozzie Newsome doing a MARVELOUS job of acquiring great talent year after year.

Great organizations like the Ravens keep winning because they have a system and stick to it.

That's not a knock on Billick, but Baltimore hardly went in the tank when he left.

And it's the same reason I question how great Cowher would be outside a great organization---unless you want to totally disregard the fact that Mike Tomlin has accomplished everything (and more) that Cowher did there in one-third the time.

TJ....

Great post.....

I'd like to hear NT "G"s rebuttal to that.....

Armando doesn't even come close to Jason Cole as a writer. Re-read this column and see all of the 9th grade grammatical errors. The Miami Heralds writing talent is a mere shadow of it's past. (Stated reading it in the mid seventies).

@odinseye... I definitely respect that perspective!
Posted by: Nick B | January 04, 2012 at 06:05 PM

As I do yours :)

I just want something good to get done so we can get to getting on with it.

The suspense is agonizing!


Correction "started"

To be fare Fisher was saddled with a nutjob black QB by the owner, Young was a total head case just like Russell. But I'd perfer Billick and trade for Manning.

Kris,

I'll second your comment to TJ.

This last paragraph puts more than a little perspective to the matter:

And it's the same reason I question how great Cowher would be outside a great organization---unless you want to totally disregard the fact that Mike Tomlin has accomplished everything (and more) that Cowher did there in one-third the time.
Posted by: tj | January 04, 2012 at 06:23 PM

NICE!

billick has been the best choice all along... hire him!!!

Cowher and Luck can lead this team to the SB.

Kris,

What a difference a day makes.

Yesterday you were speculating on the possibilty that Ross may not have given Fisher the Royal Treatment.

Today we find out the Brinks Truck is "Loaded for Bear"!

TRADE UP FOR LUCK MIAMI!!!!!!!!!

On the topic of QBs the Fins could draft, I am not completely dismissing Landry Jones. I think he could become somthing special. I watched the Insight bowl and was overall impressed with his performance. Stats weren't great, but a lot of his momentum was interrupted by the change to mobile QB Blake Bell in the redzone. This also has to do with his decline in TD passes over the past month leading up to Oklahoma's bowl game. Thoughts?

As for the topic of the blog (not QBs), I am not sure what caliber coach would be good for the Fins. They have had the experienced (JJ), the college (Saban) and the coordinator (Cameron and Sparano). I think the key, in most cases, is the QB. I don't think it's a coincidence that the most successful coaches in the NFL have good/great QBs, with the exception this year of Jim Harbaugh.

Brian Billick needs to be interviewed.

This may be old news, but just saw that the Rams have inside track on Fisher, as a relative of some sort is employed by the Rams. Also, they have a QB in place, although I've never been impressed by Bradford, they have the second pick this yr, and most of all they have no Ireland.

It says a lot that JAX and St. Louis have also expressed interest in Toub - but nothing for Billick. The warning signs are there but we don't know the reason(s) teams are staying clear of Billick.

Odin....

That was earlier today (Armando has been churning out the blogs).....

I still hope all that "outbid" stuff is just Ross bravado....

There's only room for one pompous a** in this town.

Was just reading the ESPN power rankings.....FINS ranked 25th.....

Anyway..... The 49ers are ranked 3rd.....but what got my attention was this....

The 49ers had ZERO turnovers the last 5 games of the season.....and 10 TOTAL turnovers in 2011.....

Sound like any team we have heard of before.....

Maybe the 2008 FINS.....

Or....

The 2010 Chiefs.....

Seems like one of theses teams rise from the ashes every year....this was the 49ers time....I look for them to come crashing back to earth next year....when the ball doesn't bounce so kind.....

Phins need to hire someone that realizes that teams are throwing the ball WELL, to win, these-a-day.

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