« Dolphins trail Jets 10-6 to begin fourth quarter | Main | Jason Taylor cries at retirement (a lot) »

Dolphins win 19-17 to eliminate Jets from playoffs

The Colts lost today and will get Andrew Luck if they want him.

The Rams lost today and get the second pick in the April draft. That means a team that already has Sam Bradford will have the option of dealing Robert Griffin III if they wish.

And the Dolphins won, which simply means they eliminated the Jets from playoff contention but didn't really help themselves in draft positioning. Well, sometimes you just have to enjoy what happens before your eyes and that is that the Dolphins won to finish their season 6-10 and end the Jets' season at 8-8 and out of the postseason.

Jason Taylor ended his career today and it was a semi-eventful day. He caused a Mark Sanchez fumble. He seemingly scooped up another fumble and scored but the play was reviewed and overturned. It was fun to see the guy play like a youngster for one afternoon.

So what now?

As I reported earlier today, the Dolphins are scheduled to interview interim coach Todd Bowles on Monday for the open head coach job. As I also reported earlier today, the Dolphins are aware that neither Jon Gruden nor Bill Cowher are interested in their coaching vacancy and, frankly, might not be interested in any vacancy.

What matters is they're not coming to Miami, although I warn you, you may read in the coming days that Miami has reached out to them through official channels although they have already done so through back channels and been rebuffed.

That leaves Jeff Fisher as a possibility. That leaves Brian Billick as a possibility. And then comes the list of guys that may not necessarily impress much or sell tickets. (Sometimes, I warn you, those guys are the best choice.)