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Judge the information with a grain of salt

Don't believe everything you read. Don't believe this blog, the websites, the pundits or so-called insiders on ESPN, NFL Network or other networks, either. Take it all in with a grain of salt when it comes to this Dolphins coaching search.

Why?

If you've been paying attention you've noticed a lot of good people have been feeding you a lot of bad information.

At this time last week, the NFL Network had a report up all day that Jeff Fisher was about to take the Dolphins coaching job. How'd that work out? I was told Fisher would decide by last Wednesday, but he didn't come in with a decision until Thursday. (The decision was leaked Friday.) Other local publications have been off the reservation as well, with one reporting Fisher never spoke to the Dolphins once his decision was made.

In truth, he called Jeff Ireland personally and told the Miami general manager he wasn't coming.

And then this: Over the weekend every network reported one candidate or another had a great interview with Miami. ESPN and FOX have said Joe Philbin wowed the Dolphins. NFL Network said Mike Zimmer blew the team away.

If these guys were so awesome, how come the interview process continues, with Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on the interview schedule within the next couple of days? How come the team still wanted to hire Jeff FIsher?

All I'm saying is this so-called inside information comes from one of a couple of sources: the agents representing the coaches -- the ones the Dolphins tell not to speak to the media -- or Jeff Ireland or one of his Dolphins minions. All of them have an agenda. The agents want to drum up good tidings for their clients. Ireland and the Dolphins want to make it seem like this search is going exactly as planned without hiccups and that all the candidates they've indentified are the most incredible leaders since Patton.

The truth is all the candidates the Dolphins have so far interviewed either didn't make the playoffs or got bounced from the playoffs by teams and coaches staff that apparently did better work. No one on any of the NFL's top four teams -- New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots or Baltimore Ravens -- has interviewed for the Miami coaching job.

Think about that: Those four are the NFL's best teams this year as defined by the fact they have reached the furthest point in the season still alive for a Super Bowl title. And not one coach on those most successful teams has been reported to be on Miami's radar. Amazing.

Meanwhile, reports that defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is bound for one place or another have to be met with a grain of salt, too. Nolan is indeed a valuable coach. And he is on the radar in New Orleans and Atlanta. But he's valuable in Miami as well. And he's under contract. And no one is asking to interview him for a head coach vacancy.

So the Dolphins can hold him back until they are certain he will or won't be on their staff. If the Dolphins give the job to an offensive coach such as say, a Philbin or McCoy, the chances are good they'd like to retain Nolan. If Zimmer, a defensive coach who likes the 4-3 and not the 3-4, gets the job, the chances are Nolan will go elsewhere.

The only caveat to Nolan staying is his state of disappointment over not being interviewed for the Dolphins head coaching job. I hear Nolan is not too happy about the apparent snub. And so the Dolphins might be forced to let him go because no one wants an unhappy employee.

But I doubt the Dolphins are so dumb as to allow Nolan to cruise on down the road without them first knowing which direction they're going. So as to the reports Nolan is on the radar in New Orleans and could be hired soon ...

Take the information in but judge it by what you see. Plus, I still believe his more likely landing spot is Atlanta.

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Aloco, you BUFFOON OF KNOWLEDGE, allow Oscar his opinions! Shula was the right man for the job in his time. Ross missed out on the Harbaughs....Ireland will find an ACORN of coach somewhere. Maybe he's looking in his underwear drawer, right next to the pink lacy ones that Ross gave him!

Jrs, good post, I would add that the coach should have the final choice in player acquisition. Since the coach is the one that will ultimately lose his job if the players chosen by the GM don't work out. Like Sparano and Ireland.....Ireland chooses, Sparano loses!!!

Please keep Ireland as GM...this franchise is such a source of entertainment to the rest of the league......

Ireland is weasel scum.

BOYCOTT THE DOLPHINS UNTIL ROSS SELLS! HELP MAKE A CHANGE!

jrs, quit posting short stories on the blog....

We are a disgraceful franchise!
Practically begging an also-ran head coach to lead Us out of Our floundering.
I do hope Jeff Ireland is what Mr. Ross envisions him being.I applaud Our owner for the vitality and the pursuit of Harbaugh he's brought to Our team.
We have talent on Our roster.Let's Us lick Our wounds and retool.
GO MIAMI DOLPHINS!

ALoco-tube of glue is waiting for you outside.

Get off the computer and give your Boston Baked Bean Brain a rest.

(((((((BUFFET OF GET OFF THE INHALANTS))))))

I second clue.

Trade up for RGIII, Trent Richardson, or Justin Blackmon

I second myself.

beerphin - do we have the firepower?
If so, tell exactly how to go about getting one of those picks.

Thanks.

I seconded myslef one time, it wasn't pretty for about 3 days after.

na na na, na na...
I forgot the ending.

You seconded myslef?
Who is myslef?

Don't trade up! Draft as Our record merit it and choose what is best for Our needs.Retool.Rebuild.And most of all Let's be patient.The AFC East is Bellicheats domain,
for now Beerphin!

My pet name for your mother.

Ah because your mother is so fat when she goes to a restaurant and they show her the menu she says "okay."

What was the point of this article? I don't read his trash and couldn't glean much from the title. Any input is appreciated.

Yo Momma so fat the back of her neck looks like a pack of hotdogs

Yo momma's so fat her cereal bowl comes with a lifeguard

ESPNsucks

Yo momma so fat when she walks past window we lose four days of sun light

Hahaha! Old but good.
At least she isn't fat AND dumb like your mom.
I told her it was chilly outside and she grabbed a bowl.

Maybe some of Our fellow Miami Dolphins fans are truly distraught that fisher won't be Our next hc.


Fellas isn't as bad as We think.jeff had seventeen seasons with the Oilers/Titans and all he achieve was a Lamar Hunt Championship trophy.Neat indeed.Yet not Vince Lombardi-esque.

ESPNsucks

Yo momma's so fat she had to get baptised at sea world

ESPNsucks

Your momma's so fat when she fell over, she rocked herself to sleep tryin to get back up again

Eh, you lost me with the redundant repeats bro.
This is like an episode of cold pizza...wamp wamp wamp
Failing.

ESPNsucks

Your mammas so fat and stupid, when it was raining she used the freeway for a slip and slide

ESPNsucks

Yo momma so stupid she had you for a child

BwaaaHaaaHaaaa!!!

Eh, you lost me

Posted by: ESPNsucks | January 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM

Because yo momma dint gives you no brains

Mike Zimmer for Fins head coach. Please.

What's up retards?

ESPNsucks for head loser please

Moore is less-
Lots of drooling and booger picking/eating.

What up Moore.Hey Matt do you deserve a chance to compete for the starting qb for the Miami Dolphins. A long time Dolphan needs to know cause I think you're a GREAT back-up qb.

A week ago PriceMaster told us Henne would be franchised.
Finally Barry Jackson catches on and says QB will not come in 1st round.
Mando still has not caught up but he suspects that he is really going to look stupid because back in October he told us Phins were moving on without Henne.
Mando got played by an organization looking for negotiating leverage.

PriceMaster should be writng the articles in here. He can divine what will happen simply by reading the depth chart year after year after year.

Please tell men Matt that you will not be backing up chad inept henne as the Miami Dolphins starting qb in 2012? please Mr.Moore don't be blasphemous!

Please tell me Matt...

I WILL NEVER BE a Miami Dolphins fan again if chad henne is Our starting qb in 2012.
It isn't an obligation to be a Miami Dolphins fan.
It was an entertaining team in the 80's with Dan Marino that won me over however I no longer am a pubescent child and Miami Vice has been out on DVD for awhile.I am an adult without the rosy-colored glasses.
Life is short.We choose who we allow to hurt us.Perhaps I've paraphrased here.So be it!
chad henne was INEPT.Let's allow him to move on.And most importantly, Let's Us move on from the owner's perhaps alma matter begotten son.

HENE ONLY MADE 129 TOUSAND LAST YEAR,HE NEEDS A RISE TO 2 MIKLLION SO HECAN SHOW HE THE SHOW STOPPER, HE THE ASECOND COMING OF THE GREAT TOM BRADY, JUSTWATCH.
(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

Pal, here are the answers to your prayers:

"If these guys were so awesome, how come the interview process continues, with Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on the interview schedule within the next couple of days? How come the team still wanted to hire Jeff FIsher?"

Ans. Because Ross and Ireland are dumb, incompetent, stupid, lack of vision, have 2-digit IQ...etc.
You want more details ?

Then: "But I doubt the Dolphins are so dumb as to allow Nolan to cruise on down the road without them first knowing which direction they're going."

Pal, you're so naive. In which world do you live ?
If the Dolphins are something for sure they are dumb. So don't be so surprised if Nolan is fired or is not kept. It seems that you haven't reported for the Dolphins in the last 5 years, my friend.
Wakie, wakie, there is a sunrise already...a bright shinning and crude reality before your eyes.

Hey Aloco,soon you'll be the only Dolphan fattening Salguero's rating. Cause henne has hung too much of a dark cloud over Our beloved franchise.By the way did you know that McD's has franchise you could ACTUALLY manage.

Hey Aloco,soon you'll be the only Dolphan fattening Salguero's rating. Cause henne has hung too much of a dark cloud over Our beloved franchise.By the way did you know that McD's has franchise you could ACTUALLY manage.

Posted by: ozkar | January 16, 2012 at 06:57 PM

POST OF THE DAY!!

Why does'nt anyone discuss the fact that as a sports franchise owner Ross is totaly incompetent when it comes to running a football team ( I use the word team loosely ).
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-Ross bought the team, opened up the wallet and trusted Parcell's trifecta to ACTUALLY RUN IT. You know, the supposed Great Team Builder. The HOTTEST name out there. He stayed out of the way and let the Football Guy run it.
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It's fun to complain. Especially when ignoring the facts. I don't know what you really expect from the guy, but SHEESH!
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The only fact of the matter is that Ross took a once proud and storied sports franchise and made it the laughing stock of the ENTIRE sports world.

Posted by: FINSARMAGEDDON | January 16, 2012 at 04:26 PM
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-Ah, Ross bought a team that hadn't won anything in years, passed up Drew Brees TWICE and was one bone headed call by Billick from being first to go 0-16.

Yep, it's fun to complain and ignore facts.................

Mr.Ross DIDN'T PASS ON Drew Brees TWICE! POST the truth Odinseye!

NO JOB SOUNDS LIKE THE BANED DRUNKING ODINEYES, ODEN,WHY YOU SO MEAN TO "GODZILLA"?

Posted by: ALoco | January 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM

C'mon MAN! You know I only sign in as Odinseye.............well..........OK, Odin's Bottom when I'm pissed and Geronimo when I'm DRUNK and PISSED!

But ah, yeah, you get the picture!

it just gets worse and worse fellas.

Mr.Ross DIDN'T PASS ON Drew Brees TWICE! POST the truth Odinseye!

Posted by: ozkar | January 16, 2012 at 07:20 PM

True.

We as a Miami Dolphins franchise have suffered since wayne starting recycling big bust free agents... the te from the Steelers in '95 and so forth.So NO Mr.Ross ought not be held accountable for Our previous blunders,i e,Bill Parcells.

Why isn't Ross picking Don Shula's brain for advice?

Mr.Ross DIDN'T PASS ON Drew Brees TWICE! POST the truth Odinseye!

Posted by: ozkar | January 16, 2012 at 07:20 PM

The TRUTH? OK, but you're not going to like it.

OK, here goes, the TRUTH: Ozkar is severely handicapped with his reading comprehension skills.

There ya go. Hows that? Pretty truthful ain't it ;)


I said: "-Ah, Ross bought a team that hadn't won anything in years, passed up Drew Brees TWICE and was one bone headed call by Billick from being first to go 0-16."

I didn't say Ross did any of those things. Slow down, deep breath, relax and CONCENTRATE! You can do IT!

Why isn't Ross picking Don Shula's brain for advice?

Posted by: canesnfins | January 16, 2012 at 07:29 PM

Don Shula has been secreted away and is currently being cloned - hence your young Don Shula.

Ah yes odinseye please may I have another of your degrading post!

The one poster above nailed it on the head: many of you guys should be designated "special needs" candidates.

Dolfans who blame Ross for things he was never involved in. Dolfans displaying a lack of memory. Dolfans who live in a revisionist history. Its like the Twilight Zone here. The same exact crap spewed on here daily about the owner, the GM, the coach, the QB... all the same crap I have heard dating back through every owner, every GM, every coach, and every QB dating back to Robbie.

The blog name should be changed to "Special Needs in Depth."

True.

Posted by: True That | January 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM

Ha ha Ha! True Dat and Ozkar = Dumb and Dumber.

I guess I missed the serious football fans today, I had to work late so ALoco could buy Lizard Medicine with his welfare check.

I guess that's better than buying a case of Glue with my Tax Dollars.

Ya win some, ya lose some ;)

Well, Arrrmando, what about those Season tickets(from the Herald)?

IF YOU GO BACK IN TIME AND READ THE HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS YOU WILL FIND THAT WHEN THEY INVADE A VILLAGE ,THE FIRST THING THEY LOOK FOR ARE NICE LOOKING YOUNG MEN .

Of course odinseye,I forgot your The Tim Tebow of Us Miami Dolphins fans.

So NO Mr.Ross ought not be held accountable for Our previous blunders,i e,Bill Parcells.

Posted by: ozkar | January 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM

.....as the ignorance continues..............it's like a soap opera. Wayne H hired Parcells.

If you want to be mad at Ross, be mad at him for sticking with Ireland over Harbaugh and now Fisher.

Hope this helps............SHEESH!

JRS
Under your logic then the 49ers are what? They have almost the same personnel but a new coach, a real coach in Harbaugh, you know the one our idiot owner could not lure b/c he still had pizza boy at home.

Ask the Niners if coaching makes a difference.

BTW so Seiffert was successful, of course he was you idiot, Walsh left things in place to be successful for a long time, same with Switzer after JJ. We do not have such luxury, of course it matters who coaches the team after having Sparano as a coach. We are pathetic, Belichik must be laughing his arse off now that we are in complete disarray and the Jets hired Sparano.

Ah yes odinseye please may I have another of your degrading post!

Posted by: ozkar | January 16, 2012 at 07:38 PM

You called me a liar! GEEZ man, am I not supposed to stand up for myself?

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