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Dolphins owner on the move back to South Florida

Stephen Ross is done working in New York for the week. His job as a Big Apple real estate mogul is done. His job as the Dolphins owner who has spent the past four days interviewing potential head coach candidates is also mostly done.

Time to come home.

Time to name a coach.

Ross will board his private jet at around 8 a.m. this morning and head to South Florida, where he'll arrive around 11 a.m. He is expected to have with him a decision or near-decision on Miami's next coach when he returns. It's unclear if the new Dolphins' coach will be riding with him from New York, where the interviews were conducted.

Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is considered the leading candidate -- at least that's what he considered himself, as I reported two days ago. Unconfirmed reports, based on dubious tweets from CBS 4 in Denver and the assistant director of communications for the Mountain West Conference, say it's McCoy. I'm trying to confirm through, you know, legitimate means.

Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and Miami interim coach Todd Bowles are also candidates.

[UPDATE: NFL Insider Danny More said on the Armando and Perk radio show this morning that Philbin has been eliminated as a candidate. He also reported McCoy returned to Denver following his interview with the Dolphins. That would suggest McCoy won't be on the plane with Ross when he lands.]

[UPDATE 2: A source close to Philbin tells me the Green Bay offensive coordinator has not been told one way or another what his status with the Dolphins is. Sheesh!]

[UPDATE 3: The Mountain West communications director says he has no inside information on McCoy.]

[UPDATE 4: The Dolphins contingent landed in Fort. Lauderdale. McCoy indeed was not on the plane as More said. Neither were any of the other two coaching candidates. GM Jeff Ireland and senior vice president for football operations Dawn Aponte got off the plane and returned to the team's facility. Aponte's role on the trip would obviously be one of budget and contract negotiation.]

[UPDATE 5: A Bowles family source tells me the interim coach has not been told one way or another what his status with the Dolphins is at this time.]

 

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Cali-Sean Smith tweeted that we should get to know McCoy and DelRio.

Whatever we do with our 1st round pick: Riley Reif, Jonathan Martin, Courtney Upshaw, or Michael Floyd im happy about.......Im really hoping we get one of the top 3 TE available in the draft.....1. Dwayne Allen 2. Coby Fleener 3. Orson CHarles....all 3 can stretch the field and is the prototipical future TE of the NFL

Yesterday's Swan:

Our shared sauna was heavenly and the way you worshiped my love piston makes me all tingly. Thank you again, my darling.

MR CORRECT,

PROPS TO YOU! JIMMY JOHNSON TOOK OVER IN 1996. MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE REFERRED TO THE YEAR PORNSTACHE TOOK OVER. THAT'S STILL OFFICIALLY 13YRS AGO SEEING THAT THE NEW NFL SEASON HASNT OFFICIALLY BEGAN YET!

ummmmmm del rio knows mccoy is jobless...lives in florida...has worked with mccoy in carolina....not a bad relationship with ireland....miami can pay top dollar for coaching assistants....shall i go on

In the end of the day...its the talent on this team that will show up on the box score....McCoy or Philbin doesnt matter as much as QB,OT,DE/OLB, TE

Haste Makes Waste.

The announcement has been delayed until Sat night. It is reported that Ross and Jeff received offers from Drew Rosenhaus who is George THE ANIMAL Steels agent a moment ago.

George will be interviewed sometime late today or tonight for the HC position.

The Animal comes from a great coaching and athletic tree going all the way back to Freddie Blase, Chief J Strongbow and the once Champion Andrew the Giant.

He was given a strong endorsement by Bruno Sammartino and Beautiful Bobby along with Stan THE MAN Stasiak.

Scouts take on TE Orson CHarles (2-3rd round grade)


Separation Skills

2

Used hands and quick feet to quickly get off the line. Could make crisper 90-degree cuts at top of stem and can drift downfield on crossing routes but shows some craftiness as a route runner. Uses tempo and upper body to get defenders off balance and set up breaks. Quick enough to separate from mot linebackers. Athletic ability and frame make him a nightmare matchup when he lines up in the slot. Located downfield seams in zone looks but could do a better job of adjusting route and settling into windows on intermediate routes. Failed to pick up blitz and get head turned before pressure got to quarterback early in the 2011 Boise State game. .

Ball Skills

2

Snatched ball with hands away from frame. Caught pass thrown above head. Fluid catching the ball in stride but can take eye off it and dropped pass should have caught.

Big Play Ability

1

Fast enough to get behind most linebackers working against man coverage and work the deep middle working against zone looks. No as dangerous as former Florida TE Aaron Hernandez. Made first defender miss and showed above average top-end speed.

Competitiveness

2

No afraid to work middle. Tough runner that fought for yards after contact. Not a mauler but flashed a mean streak. Not afraid to mix it up with bigger defenders

Blocking

4

"Sound hand placement and upper body strength appeared above average on film but concerned about ability to hold up as in-line blocker at this point. Narrow hips, played high and lower body strength appeared below average on film. Turned didn't drive defenders. Ducked head and lunged at times. Struggled to sustain when asked to help out in pass protection. Sloppy footwork and had some problems sealing the backside. Athletic enough to adjust to moving targets at second level but not aggressive enough in space and defenders had some success slipping him. "

Update 6: Who cares anymore

Emilio, the phrase is "AT the end of the day," not "IN the end of the day."

Your version makes no grammatical sense at all.

You're welcome.

These morons cant get a good QB or a good coach. The Pats and Jets love us LOL

"A stitch in time saves nine."

thanks.....typing quick doesnt help with grammar........if only dolphins fans were able to discover talent as well as detecting gramatical errors wed be playing this weekend

"An adult diaper full of runny poo and urine is a stinky mess."

thanks.....typing quick doesnt help with grammar........if only dolphins fans were able to discover talent as well as detecting gramatical errors wed be playing this weekend

Posted by: Emilio | January 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM

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"Grammatical." :)

Update 7

Mandrich is turning over in heaven.

Oh ok Emilio because Del Rio lives in Florida and is jobless makes him a great candidate. Open your eyes clown! Coaches in the NFL aren't limited to choosing from their home state.

And big wow, Sean Smith a marginal starter tweeted that's who he wants lol. You guys are simple the best! Idiots!

reading this blog is soooo entertaining

It is a sad day

Mike Mccoy to be head coach= 5-11 NEXT YEAR
What makes this guy even close to beong qualified as a head coach? really, what has he ever done?
I am done with this team , real shame fan since 1971 can't take anymore.
Maybe the Texans will be my new team

cali you r a grade a jerk, its obvious a player (marginal or not) would know before any of us yahoos. Del Rio would make this an easier transition for a new coach and I for one would rather see him coach this team.

Here's the resume of McCoy, he's the one who coached Kyle Orton to a career year with the Broncos...and responsible for Tebow's rise. He also coached Matt Moore in 2007 while at Carolina.

From 2000-2008, McCoy served on the Carolina Panthers coaching staff.

After the 2008 season, Mike McCoy was hired to be the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Denver Broncos. In 2009, then-Broncos QB Kyle Orton enjoyed a career year under McCoy, posting career highs in virtually every passing category. The following year, the Broncos passing attack ranked seventh in the NFL, and Orton ranked fourth in the league in passing yards per game. McCoy revamped the Broncos offense in 2011 to accommodate Tim Tebow's skill-set, and the Broncos led the NFL in rushing.

Maybe the Texans will be my new team

______________________________________

Why not?

Seeya!

umm cali Fin....i gave more than one reason, you chose to only look at the fact that he lives in florida......please tell me who he would go work for????....Coaches in the NFL work like a fraternity.....McCoy would bring jack del rio for an interview obviously since they have worked together (as i mentioned).......do you have any actual input in this site or do you just say meaningless garbage like most fins fans......If we hire philbin then the D Cord will be some1 on GB staff...if its McCoy then the logic of Jack Del Rio is sound........ps this does not mean that i like Del Rio as a coach...simply stating the facts.......Cali Fin you r the ass clown

Bring em in, I will support for another year or two... We need to be at least 8-8 or better this year!

I second that Emilio, he is a no talent ass clown.

Somne of you guys need to quit posting breaking news about BS thats not real. As Craig M said "STFU all of you!"

ctphins,

you are a grade A moron! Sean Smith has no idea what Miami will do at coach. He is in the mall shopping or getting drunk with Vontae some where. Stop trying to up sell Miami as a glass half full situation getting McCoy and Del Rio and let's grab Billick as OC while were at it. You are a dope!

My biggest concern with McCoy is can he be a leader of an entire team?
Is he comfortable being the face of the franchise, the PR and everything else that coordinators never see.

Can he assemble a top-notch coaching staff?
There are 7 other teams that have hired a new Head Coach, and they all are scrambling to grab the best talent available...Jeff Fisher already has a leg up...

McCoy is young and lacks the experience needed to make real-time, game changing decisions and only hope he is a fast learner.

Calilady-
Man u r a steaming turd. So you think that your a real fan, you must like the raiders or jets. glass is half full, always with me. I may disagree with a lot of things this team does, but so far this offseason I am waiting. I like DelRio, I asume Smith was providing an opinion, but he will know long before we do.

Emilio,

Just because your career faded after Mighty Ducks 7 doesn't mean you have to be so angry. You are a dope plus 1 with ctphins!

You guys don't have a clue what McCoy would do if he were hired. Stop speculating when you are clueless

NH-
I disagree, I dont think Fisher brought in any cream of the crop to his staff.

BREAKING NEWS!! Miami , Fla

The Miami Dolphins have found their HC. Jeff "Hooka Momma" Ireland will take over the HC job as well as keeping his current GM job. Ross said it may be difficult on Jeffy but he believes he can handle both jobs.

well...this is going smoothly...as everything else...
such a cohesive front office...
admirable, absolutely admirable...

Stop speculating... ha ha ha ha ha.. On a blog? HA HA HA. Guess caligirl got her period.

CaliFin,

sorry sometimes I just get angry and stuff. I apologize to you and let's just bring Dolphins nation together in this time. I know we can do this if we all stick together. This is what the enemy jets want is for us to all hate each other.

Friends?

That was a well written apology. LOL

haha the mighty duck man himself....well i never said McCoy would be a good coach....just saying who he would bring in as D Cord but you only read what you want....btw Cali Fin do you have any thought of your own on the dolphins or your just a hater.....Mohamud Sanu WR Rutgers


Separation Skills

3

"Located and exploited seams working against zone looks. Physical route runner that used frame to shield defenders from the ball/ Quick for size and above average upside as a route runner. However, not explosive enough to get away with shoddy footwork and footwork is an inconsistent at this point. High cut and rounded off too many cuts. Miscommunication with quarterback on a second-quarter play in the 2010 North Carolina game and awareness needs to be investigated further. "

Ball Skills

2

Didn't track the deep ball well and had to break stride to locate it on more than one occasion. Body caught too many passes but he also showed that can extend arms and snatch the ball out of the air without breaking stride on crossing routes. Strong hands and made impressive fingertip catch. Can catch passes thrown above shoulders. Can absorb contact and hold on.

Big play ability

3

Long strider with enough speed to stretch the field but not explosive enough to recover when gets slowed down and release is an issue. Wasted too much motion getting off the line at times. Elusiveness is just average but has the vision and enough burst to produce after the catch.

Competitiveness

2

Called for the ball when got open. Not afraid to work middle of field. Runs hard and fights for yards after contact. Turned into defender after turnover. Inconsistent effort as a blocker and not as effective in this area as size would suggest.

I can't believe it's not buttocks!

PS you can call me Gordon Bombay if ud like lol

It's the little hole in between.

Hellllloooo Gordon.... Buttocks

FASANO MAKES BRUCE HARDY LOOK LIKE AN ALL PRO TE.

Ohhhhh Yesterday... you also like tight ends???? Buttocks.

What's up guys?

What did I miss today? Any solid leaks? Anything on NFL network, anything?

I still am actually hoping for Philbin because of the Matt Flynn connection. It is literally Miami's only chance at adding a "potential" franchise QB anywhere in the near future. They have just enough talent to keep ending up with 6 to 8 wins and that won't get us where we need to be.

If McCoy ends up as the guy I will roll with it because I have no other choice but it will be interesting to see what philosophy he brings in because his prior stops have been a complete mixed bag. I hope he isn't being brought in because he previously worked with Matt Moore of all people. Moore is good backup and 6-8 win starter.

Bowles I said it over and over on the blog he gives us more of the same old, same old.

yea solid leak....CaliFin may or may not be liking his own ass....more updates later

in fact his ass is literally leaking

ROSS WILL MAKE 2 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. NEW HC

2. HE WILL PAY FANS TWICE THIER TICKET PRICES TO ATTEND HOME GAMES

OOOOO liking his own buttocks? or Licking??? yee haw.

ok lol

Andy....NFL Network is reporting that McCoy is the leading man and met with the Dolphins for 8 hours yesterday.

In the words of Craig.... STFU.

BREAKING NEWS:

ROSS ANNOUNCES DOLPHINS WILL BE PLAYING 2012 HOME GAMES AT THE LOCAL YMCA SOCCER FIELDS. EVERYONE GETS IN FREE!

Licking...Cali Style...meaning he bleaches the butt hole..Cali FIn you sandbaging son of a Biznitch

MORE BREAKING NEWS:

ROSS ANNOUNCES FREE POP CORN WILL ALSO BE SERVED DURING FREE HOME GAMES AT THE LOCAL YMCA SOCCER FIELD. HE ALSO ANNOUNCED FANS WILL HAVE TO BRING THIER OWN BUTTER.

can u imagine poor mccoy having to sit talking with ireland for 8 hours yesterday to get this stupid job? i can't believe he didn't back out after that.

NH,

Oh wow 8 hours seems like a negotiating contract sort of meeting rather then what's your plan variety. Especially in a second interview. The 1st interview would probably be longer, don't ya thing?

Ahh who knows!

If McCoy is the guy I think we are really stuck at QB with Matt Moore and the competition either Orton or Brady Quinn of all people because he is familiar with them.

Fck, Sht, Damnnnnnnnnnn!

AndyNJ,

I know it's early days but what would you think about the prospect of Jason Campbell being brought in to compete with Moore next year. It doesn't look like we're going to get that first round QB and this kid still has some skill. I think the Raiders screwed up big time giving up what they did to get Palmer and giving up on Campbell. He's a UFA next year and would be an interesting option at QB.

8 hours is longer than the Dolphins have been in the Playoffs THIS DECADE!!!

Anyway, to answer your question greg, yes, I can imagine it.

There's HOW MANY linemen in the draft? That's a good 15min discussing each one, just so Ireland has some understanding of which useless lineman McCoy would like to lose with. That's important you know.

GROSS BREAKING NEWS:

RUE PAUL WILL BE DOING HALFTIME PUSHUPS CLAD IN NOTHING BUT G-STRING DURING 2012 HOME GAMES.

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