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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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We know LOSER! Stay grey headed ignoramus.
oscar canosa luv's brady and billicheat!

So, just how much will President Barack Obama’s Hawaiian vacation cost this year?

The Hawaii Reporter has estimated that travel, alone, will cost $3,629,622

This at a time when the economy is still not out of the woods.

I'm afraid now is too late to respond. By now you could googled for the top three non-fiction books read by ivy league professors.

In all honesty, I'd have been impressed if you simply listed something as practical as 'The Joy of Cooking'.

oscar canosa pick up the check.you bleeding heart RG3 dante culpepper rerun.

Lord!, what can we do about this People?

The White House covered up an elaborate Alice in Wonderland-themed Halloween party staged by film director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp for fear of creating the wrong impression during a recession.

During the Great Recession that is.

So how's that promised transparency thing going?

The Joy of Cooking??

WTF!

Freudian slip there little girl.

hey o s c a r canosa, We the People want you to STOP being a wolf in a sheep clothing!jests fan.

What recession? You don't know about Recession.

I was just thinking, you know how they have those microorganisms that eat up the oil spills out at sea? Wouldn't it be cool if they could create a microorganism that would eat up all the propaganda and false information?

Well, I have always wiped my asss with $, maybe with you People as well?

oscar - you don't know about football.

My sincere apologies to REAL jest fans.I am dyslexic.I meant the jest,sorry,jets fans.Yes NY Jests fans.

Just thinking.
Maybe Island in the stream is all about some loser in some dude's urine stream.

A quick look at the upcoming draft...2 excellent o-linemen would be available for the Dolphins in round 1. OT Jonathan Martin and OG David DeCastro, both projected to be very good starters in the NFL. But if by some miracle WR Justin Blackmon slips, the Dolphins HAVE to pull the trigger. Imagine Blackmon and Marshall together. Wow! A pass rusher would also make sense, and Alabama's Courtney Upshaw could be one of them. We need another pass rusher, another shutdown corner and a playmaking free safety. Since we're playing Tom Brady twice a year, we need more pass rushers and a much better secondary...Serena and Rashad against Brady is NOT good...

Someone wants to make Zero a new buzz word. It's a nice word. I like the way it looks.

Not as much as John Harbaugh, oszkar.

oscar - when you pull your head out of your asss, things should get wiped sufficiently.

Someone wants to make Zero a new buzz word. It's a nice word. I like the way it looks.

Posted by: Island in the stream | January 16, 2012 at 09:19 PM

Someone wants to make very simple minded statements.
You go Island in a Urine stream.

Its pretty pathetic when you have to resort to new blog names to offer elementary level insults. If you feel strongly about your position and level of intellect, use your regular blog name and take responsibility for your comments. If you do, it may be worth my time and amusement to ridicule your misguided sense of self-worth.

It should be noted that socialism, communism, and other isms, have never existed and only in People inclined towards Totalitarianism. Democracy is what has carried us thru. Up to Now.

You know, voting by the People..

Where's odinseye? THE ONE EYE-PATCH OVERSEEING THE DOLPHINS?

Posted by: ozkar | January 16, 2012 at 09:01 PM

I'm just enjoying the sudden turn of events.

I'm ready for the Revolution. The so-called Apocolypse(the Govts. way of desensitizing and prepping the masses). ARE YOU?

We have a militi......ah, "Some Friends" ready to mobilize. We've practiced taking our perimeters and have the capability to hold out and defend it for up to a year, **WITHOUT** the Grid!


I sure hit the nail on the head by asking that non-fiction book question. He has revealed everything there is to know about himself, which is nothing.

Here is a person wanting to be taken seriously on his vague political position, but instead of offering anything more than media promoted hatred, he brings the conversation down to talking about urine.

Admirable? Willanyone seriously consider following the thoughts of such a person?

He laughed at my suggestion at reading The Joy of Cooking, but something tells me the world will be better off if this guy stays home and bakes brownies.

Like your thinking island in urine stream.
You have home here.
We think alike.

I could understand Yoani Sanchez's wolfpack(La Jauria) defending against pronounced attacks. But for $? Pleeesae.

Hola odinseye. I'm a Che Guevara soldier.Para la vicitoria de los delfines siempre!

To the other bloggers, forgive the distraction away from football. Something was written earlier that got me going.

Let the discussion continue....

I sure hit the nail on the head by asking that non-fiction book question. He has revealed everything there is to know about himself, which is nothing.

Posted by: Island in the stream | January 16, 2012 at 09:30 PM

Island in the Urine stream - I revealed that you like to be pissed on.
Any other kinky acts that you perform?

To the other bloggers, forgive the distraction away from football. Something was written earlier that got me going.


Posted by: Island in the stream | January 16, 2012 at 09:40 PM

It was someone promising to urinate on you.

Hasta la victoria de los Delfines siempre!
Che Guevara.

Big Zero. You have bored me into unconsciousness. I will not be responding to you or your other names from here on out. Find yourself someone between the ages of 3 and 5 to play with, you may be able to hold their attention. Good luck.

De Los Mijami Delfines of course!

I'm not sure if you understand this, but you'd better, or you will be carried off by the Stream. GN.

He laughed at my suggestion at reading The Joy of Cooking.

Posted by: Island in the stream | January 16, 2012 at 09:36 PM

Ah ha!
You can give it but you can't take.
Proof that your are a female that likes to be urinated on.

Buenas Noches o s c a r canosa.Hasta luego,mi compareno de los Miami Dolphins.

Moving on.
So who should be considered for Our vacant hc position?

Zero,

Perhaps if you elevated your ability to trade barbs, it might be worthwhile. Bathroom humor isn't a sign of intellect nor does it predispose someone to engage in an exchange of wits. While I was not involved, your sense of accomplishment is limited to yourself. In language you might understand, "you got owned."

I don't know that any of these HC candidates stand out one more than the other. We have to think they are eager to get the next HC on board ASAP, which means nobody yet has blown them away. Why not just give Bowles a short contract and keep whole coachng staff together?

Continuity here may provide a bigger advantage than any of these other first time HC candidates could.

New Coach...I was looking for those words...you found them first.

I'm ok with allowing you're darling Bowles a short contract just as long a your not an african-american willing to allow a hc based on affirmative action just because of his ethnicity.or Roonye Rule.

glad bowles is gone, hope we get an entire new staff.

My darling Bowles?
My ethnicity has something to do with my opinion?
Who was it that mentioned the Rooney Rule?

My faith in society only diminishes.

Raze the franchise! Let's start anew!

My faith in american society long dimished when we chose race over merit!

Bathroom humor isn't a sign of intellect nor does it predispose someone to engage in an exchange of wits.

Posted by: New Coach Wanted | January 16, 2012 at 09:55 PM

Got your attention huh?
Therefore your mind is in the toilet along with your girlfriend Island.
I suppose she "owns" you given you are defending her honor.

dusty bottoms

What do you know about Bowles? Do you know anything about any of these candidates beyond what the few popular football sites report? Because none of that is much to go on.

Oh yeah, do we remember when content of character was the barometer of a man? Probably not. An atheletes personality is far more important than the worth of his values.

no none of us know much about bowles. this staff failed big time. move on to a new staff. ireland as gm is a big enough weakness, we need a great staff

Island,

You are likely one of a few who will understand this and can offer a plausible rebuttal.

What do you hope to achieve with continuity and Bowles?

Do you aim for a Superbowl?

Probability based on historical data indicates that an internal hire has very little chance of success.

An external hire has a much higher probability of success.

Those factors would suggest you do not make Bowles your permanent headcoach.

good to see martz retire

Probability based on historical data indicates that an internal hire has very little chance of success.

Posted by: New Coach Wanted | January 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Provide this data please.

oczcar,

The NFL provides it free of charge.

I'm FULLY aware of that my fellow New Coach Wanted.
Do other non African-American football coaches candidates get the afford leeway as said Afro-Americans?

oczcar,

Lest you find me rude, let me defend my response by noting I have provided and pointed to a variety of data on a multitude of occasions. Each time, it has been a waste of my efforts, and the response was merely to ignore it and assert nothing but emotional responses. Your request may be rooted in good intentions, but given the nature of this board, I am unable to indulge it.

By the way,I revel in your ridicule of name New Coach Wanted,nevertheless I have respect for YOU!

Probability based on historical data indicates that an internal hire has very little chance of success.

Posted by: New Coach Wanted | January 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The NFL provides it free of charge.

Posted by: New Coach Wanted | January 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM

So the NFL discusses the Probability Theory -

Axiomatic mathematical derivation which is used widely in such areas of study as mathematics, statistics, finance, gambling, science, artificial intelligence/machine learning and philosophy to, for example, draw inferences about external coaching hires??

I meant to post that I revel in your ridiculement of me.However insulting, I will respect your point of perspective.

oczcar,

I have no idea what you propose by your question. Do you think the data should be partitioned based on race? Is your premise that white guys don't enjoy success if they are an internal hire, but black guys do? Or the opposite? Do you believe it is being inappropriately applied to Bowles?

Regardless, the probabilities I refer to are not based on race. The simple point of the matter is Bowles has a better shot of reaching the Superbowl as the HC on another team than he does as HC of the Miami Dolphins.

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