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Why the Rams are favorites to get Fisher

At no time have I told you on this blog what I think is going to happen with the Jeff Fisher search. I've told you what, in fact, is happening in the news. I've told you what is supposed to happen next, based on facts.

Now let's go a step further. Let me report to you that of the five sources I've spoke to on the topic the past three days, four told me they expect Fisher to go to St. Louis. So there's that.

As for my opinion? Allow me to give you that now based on what I know:

I spoke to a very highly placed Dolphins source late Thursday and was told the Dolphins are optimistic they will get Fisher. But they don't know. Not really. Not at all.

So the Dolphins don't really know if they're getting Fisher or not. They hope they are. They simply don't know and the Internet report saying they think they're getting Fisher is probably overstating the issue.

Me?

I don't think the Dolphins are getting Jeff Fisher. I think he'll end up in St. Louis. Furthermore, the only way I believe Fisher comes to Miami is if the Rams somehow blow the process of hiring him. If the Rams play this smart rather than play it like they've performed on the field the past decade, they simply have the better opportunity for Fisher.

In St. Louis, Fisher has the ability to mold the franchise's structure. He would have say over the hiring of a general manager. He doesn't have that in Miami. In St. Louis he will have a quarterback in Sam Bradford that is younger and has more long-range potential than Miami's Matt Moore. If Fisher is not sold on either quarterback -- a possibility -- he'd have a better opportunity to find a pedigreed replacement in St. Louis because the Rams have the No. 2 overall pick. The Dolphins, who own the eighth or ninth pick depending on a coin toss, likely will not have a chance to pick either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III.

In St. Louis, the No. 2 overall selection can be used as trade bait and it would bring multiple first-round picks in return -- perhaps from Cleveland, which has two first-round picks this year and wants a quarterback (RG3). The Dolphins can trade down from their spot but it will not bring an extra first-round pick this year.

The Rams have more salary cap space than the Dolphins.

The Rams play in division that does not include Bill Belchick.

The quarterbacks the Rams have to beat to win the division are Tarvaris Jackson, Kevin Kolb or John Skelton, and Alex Smith. The quarterback the Dolphins have to beat to win the division is Tom Brady.

St. Louis owner Stan Kroenke is a known quantity. He owns the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche as well as the Arsenal football club of the Premier League. He does not interfere with his coaches. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is a less known quantity. He doesn't currently own other sports franchises and it cannot be said he is like Jerry Jones But Ross did at various points involve himself in the team's quarterback search last season.

Miami's advantages over St. Louis?

It's simply nicer here. This is a bigger market. The overall Miami roster is deeper than the one in St. Louis, although the Rams defense is already built with 4-3 personnel while Miami's defense has been built since 2005 with 3-4 personnel.

Fisher runs the 4-3 defense.

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Look, Fisher would be a nice hire but losing out to the Rams is no big deal and should be made out to be one. He is a good, not great coach. The real question is who Miami hires if they don't get him.

YG.......

WITH ALL RESPECT ,YOU KEEP SAYING IF THIS HAPPEN AND IF THAT HAPPENS .............CUT TO THE CHASE ...............

WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR LUNCH ?

Will you guys get off of the Philbin from GB please.

Will Philbin be bringing Ted Thompson, the guy responsible for assembling that great talent in GB? Will Aaron Rodgers be coming with him? Any of Rodgers recievers?

We could sign Matt Flynn in free agency, but based on one great game, you cant definitively say he'll be great. BTW, the one great game Flynn had, he wont be bringing any of GB's recieving corps with him either.

Philbin could end up being the next Cam Cameron as a hc. Cam Cameron couldnt bring any of San Diego's offensive players with him either.

Who says Fisher is so exciting that he'll sell out the stadium? Let's try the GB OC.

dman, that's what I'm thinking as well. I mean we'll have to shift to a 4-3 and find LBs who can play in that system. That's a 2 year change over with Fisher.
With GBay guy, offense has Bush and Marshall (though I'm not too happy with his consistency). Need a TE and another good WR (Blackman maybe???). So getting someone like a Flynn wouldn't be too far fetched with that supporting cast.

ALoco,

If I ate lunch I wouldnt be hungry. If Im not hungry I cant win. We need a hungry hc.

We need a hc in Miami that skips lunch. Agreed?

I don't know now. Fisher would do better in Miami than St. Louis. Belecheat/Brady seems less formidable than Harbaugh/Smith. The Pats have a shorter lifespan than the 49ers I think.

Plus, the overall AFC East looks weaker than the NFC West. Pats/Jets/Bills seem weaker than 49ers/Cards/Seahawks.

If Fisher was smart he'd go to the weaker division. I think that's the AFC East.

If Fisher is hired, he could opt to keep Nolan and the 3-4 defense. There's nothing that says he has to have a 4-3 defense. Great Coaches fit the system to the talents avaliable. Also, I think the 3-4 is better suited to face our AFC East opponents.

If Fisher is hired(or any Coach for that matter)and insists on switching to a 4-3, you might as well be ready for what would equal a total 2 to 3 year **REBUILD**(ungggggh).

Think about that. Hopefully a new QB. Half of a new O-line. New TE's and a WR or two. Maybe even a new type of offense.

Then the 4-3. The personel changes at D-line and Linebacker. Badly needed help among the DB's.

I think switching to 4-3 will tip the scales from a "Re-Tooling" to a full Blown "Re-Build"!

The Baby with the Bathwater!

YG...... AGREE ......YOU REMEMBER OUR EX HC WHO WAS CONDUCTING PRACTICE LIKE DAY CARE ?


TS ALWAYS HAD LUNCH @ 11.00 AM EVERY DAY AND DINNER @ 4.00 PM AND SUPPER @ 8;30 PM.......... HE WAS NEV ER HUNGRY ,NEVER .......

Fisher would sell a heck of a lot more tickets in Miami than Philbin. Most local Miami fans have never heard of Philbin, but they have heard of Fisher.

Philbin will be the next Cam Cameron. Funny how former coordinators very rarely succeed unless they already have a great team in place.

In Miami, we have a couple great pieces, but, we dont already have a great team in place. It's best to get an experienced hc to finish putting the pieces together. Not an inexperienced hc.

ODIN...3-4 OR 4-3 OR KEEPING MIKE NOLAN ,IN THE END WE WILL BE IN THE CELLAR ACCORDING TO YOUR PLAN ......

YG, really? Can you name me one of GBs WRs who is GREAT??? They are not world beaters as WRs. It's all a part of the system. The same one that the Niners used in their heyday (other than Rice and TO, who was notable out there as WRs) It's the system.

You could say the same thing about GBs current coach as well, but he kept the same system in place.

Right QB in the right system is the key, apparently Flynn has done well within that system. I think it's the best fit with what we currently have in place based on our players.

I said all of this yesterday. I call plaguerism! Rams will let him help pick a GM. He has a QB. He can draft another one if he wants. He can use it to trade and stock pile the roster with young talent.

Anyone with half a brain could deduce the Rams offer him more options and YES...probably build a winner faster. I don't know why some of you cannot grasp it. Ireland will hold this franchise back. He's a talent scout, not a GM.

Until Ross wakes up and fires Ireland, this franchise is going nowhere. Don't confuse anything, the difference in Fisher coming here or not is Jeff Ireland.

ODIN...3-4 OR 4-3 OR KEEPING MIKE NOLAN ,IN THE END WE WILL BE IN THE CELLAR ACCORDING TO YOUR PLAN ......
Posted by: ALoco | January 07, 2012 at 03:41 PM
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ALoco,

I will defend to the Death, your right to an opinion that is wrong and matters not!

;)

Heck, Im from Miami and never heard of Philbin until his name came up on this blog. Im telling you, in Miami, even Mangini as hc would go over better.

Philbin would be just like Ireland's drafts. Every year Ireland left us saying "WHO"? Same effect Philbin would have on the city of Miami upon his hiring.

Gotta remember, most city of Miami fans dont even come to Armando's blog. They already know Armando's fully of crap. Hell, there are many of city of Miami fans who have never even heard of Armando. LOL

ODIN, YOU SOUND LIKE YOU JUST FINISHED AN ENGLISH COURSE ,,,,,,,

CLEAN ,SMART POST IN CORRECT ENGLISH,I SALUTE YOU ,............

Ross hires Philbin as hc, and many resident Miami fans would think he hired Regis. They'll cry they would rather he had hired Kelly.

IS IT TIME TO SHORT THE MARKET OR NOT ?

Well, if Ross did hire Philbin, it would be keeping in line with Regis' former show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire".

Philbin becoming new fins hc, and a millionaire is exactly what he'll be. LOL

why not jay gruden? Or the d coordinator from baltimore?

I said all of this yesterday. I call plaguerism!

Posted by: SEARCH THIS!!! | January 07, 2012 at 03:44 PM

Plagiarism is such a STRONG word.

(....and funny looking too........when you type it..........;)

LETS HIRE ODIN THE GREAT AS OUR HC ....HE CAN KEEP US IN THE CELLAR WITHOUT GETTING PAID MUCH...JUST 34 DOLLARS A WEEK ....

If they get Mangini I swear I'll say it's a fix to torture us all. He's even more conservative than Sporano. Hell, wasn't that why he was fired in Cleveland. We took his OC (another questionable Ireland move) and after Sporano left, the guy opened up the offense and we at least won some games.

NO THANKS there!!!

IS IT TIME TO SHORT THE MARKET OR NOT ?
Posted by: ALoco | January 07, 2012 at 03:53 PM

ALoco, it all depends on if the market is schlong or skirt. If Skirt, yes we should "short" it.

If schlong, you'll have problems with the girls that say bigger is better.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2012/01/why-the-rams-are-favorites-to-get-fisher/comments/page/2/#comments#storylink=cpy

IS IT TIME TO SHORT THE MARKET OR NOT ?
Posted by: ALoco | January 07, 2012 at 03:53 PM

ALoco,

You sound like you just passed the Bar Exam.

Clear, concise and right to the point: Ruthless!

$$$$ Cha-CHING $$$$

I salute YOU!

who cares about jeff fisher. let him go if he doesn't want to come here. sparano was so completely overwhelmed, anyone by comparison will give miami a better chance to win. in the meantime, figure out a way to draft justin blackmon, pair him with marshall, and i think even with matt moore the dolphins can have a very efficient offense.

ODIN,


WHY DON'T YOU POST ALL THE TIME AS THE WAY YOU POSTED LAST FEW POSTS ;;


1- VERY CLEAN LANGUAGE
2- SHORT POSTS
3- HIGH LEVEL OF ENGLISH
4-KIND WRITING

I am changing my moniker.
No more Rich Taylor.

DOOM DESPAIR AGONY ON ME. DEEP DARK DPRESSION EXCESSIVE MISERY. IF IT WERENT FOR BAD LUCK WE'D HAVE NO LUCK AT ALL. DOOM DESPAIR AND AGONY ON ME.

..Armando. I'm sure you do not read your blog everyday. Or much at all. It seems like the points you raised on this your most current post have already been brought up by your group of loyal posters that do read this blog.

A little late to the party on this topic bud.

LETS HIRE ODIN THE GREAT AS OUR HC ....HE CAN KEEP US IN THE CELLAR WITHOUT GETTING PAID MUCH...JUST 34 DOLLARS A WEEK ....
Posted by: ALoco | January 07, 2012 at 03:57 PM


Phssssssssssspft! That wouldn't even keep me in Lemon Twists, let alone Rum and Cokes.

Hot Tip Of the Day: **INVEST** in Ron Barcardi and Jack Daniels Distilleries.

The way things are going, I have a feeling sales will be through the ROOF!

AUSTIN,,,,,, I THOUGHT WE HEARED THAT BEFORE WHEN THEY DRAFTED THE BUST (( GATES )).....

( JUST PAIR HIM WITH MARSHALL ).........

DD IS BECOMING ANTI ARMANDO ....lol

what we need is a man like philbin who knows how to build an offense that scores 30 points a game. BB wont know how to stop that.

ALoco..Not quite. We have disscused everything that Armando wrote already..Just sayin'

BTW..Making Porchetta today. It's in the oven right now..It is going to be delicious.

jeff FISHER

JEFF IRELAND /////////


SAME FIRST NAME .


A CERTIFIED CELLAR HC

AND

A GARAGE MANAGER...

Yea I'm at the point where I don't care about Fisher anymore. I think I'd rather keep Mike Nolan as D-Coordinator and hire an offensive mind to be the coach. I know that approach was a complete failure with Cam Cameron, but we didn't have Nolan running the Defense back then. Nolan wasn't successful as a head coach, but I think he's our best option for the defense.

And I'd still take Matt Moore over Sam Bradford...

DD.... YOU STRIKE ME AS A MAN OF GOOD MEANS ..YOU ALAWYS EAT WELL AND HIGH QUALITY FOOD ..........


Q...... DO YOU PAY YOU WORKERS WELL OR YOU SLAVE THEM ?

..ALoco..I pay them well..I believe. The proof is that We have little turnover as far as employees leaving. The cooks work hard, and are an extension of me in a way. I'm not the type that has to hoard everything, and not try and make their lives better...Not my belief system.. The bartenders all do very well during peak seasons..One, my bar manager recently bought a house..Not bad

This is all about the Jim Harbaugh "kharma". This once proud franchise just had to clip the owner`s fingers and we had several head coaches wanting the job, since Stephen Ross and Jeff Ireland run the team the best thing this team has is hire someone that gets lucky and makes this mess work somehow.

It is just time that the few talent this team goes somewhere else and all the roster will be filled with draft mid round talent and Matt Moores.

Welcome to mediocrity

ODIN'S LUNCH........


GRILLED CHICKEN
LEFT OVER RICE
RED KIDNY BEANS FROM A CAN.............


YG'S LUNCH.........

MINESTRONE SOUP FROM A CAN
FROZEN CHICKEN BBQ WINGS.
STORE BRAND VANILLA ICE CREAM.

DD'S LUNCH.......

GRILLED TROUT
AYRGLA SALD
PANETONE BREAD BUDDING W/SEA SALT CARMEL SAUCE ......

Mike Nolan drafted Patrick Willis and a lot of the talent on 49rs. Told ownership that Alex Smith was product of Urb's system at Utah but was overruled. Was DC on Ravens SB champ that won with Trent Dilfer at QB.The best candidate is on the payroll. The second time's a charm. HIRE MIKE NOLAN!!!!!

AURGLA SALAD

Yep, even NFL.com is also reporting that Fisher will pick the Rams - bringing in Titans' exec Lake Dawson at FO.

If Fisher does select Rams and if Ross REALLY wanted Fisher, then this is on him for sticking with Ireland.

Howdy fellas,

I see some of the "Usual Suspects" are still throwing down in chat central. Good times.

Miami will lose out on Fisher simply because that has been the theme of late. Ross has been less than stellar at nabbing his guy thus far. First Harbaugh and now Fisher will chose other options. I DONT think this is nescessarily a bad thing. Sometimes you have to watch what you wish for because you just might get it.

I am NOT one of those so down on Ross. At least he is not committing the cardinal sin of simply not spending money to win. That is by far the worst affliction of NFL ownership inho. You have to spend it wisely and don't have to max out the cap but must be willing to toss the cash to get the talent you identify as top notch.

I do believe Ireland aboard makes it nearly impossible to land ANY high end type guy.

In the end, I am now sort of ambivilant about exactly who the Fins need to get as Coach. The Fins simply need production in WINS by whomever they tab.

Cheers all,

ALoco...tonight's menu, prepared by MOI..
sauteed tilapia in lemon and caper sauce, basmati rice with chick peas, salad (balsamic/olive dressing with fresh crushed garlic) and
baked apples for desert. The kids have an overnight, so goown-up food reigns tonight!

Odin..
after watching 13 years of Jeff Fisher offense, if he should somehow be hired in Miami, be prepared for a Dan Carpenter love-fest.
He is very conservative, and would be so even with Tom Brady at QB
As supreme evidence, I point out that wuss of a last play in the Titans only Super Bowl appearance against the Rams.
Steve McNair tosses a 1 yards pass from the 4 yard line, the receiver(kevin dyson, I believe) stopped short.

IF YOU BELIEVE THE DOLPHINS HAVE GREAT PLAYERS THEN THE ANSWER SHOULD BE HIRING A YOUNG GUY TO TAKE THEM TO THE PLAYOFFS AND NOR BRINGING A FRUAD HIGH PROFILE HC TO RESTART THE WHOLE THING OVER ...............

Pannetone bread pudding...yum...any rum in the sauce?

Seriously, is anyone here excited about Mike Mularkey?

Chud, Chud, Chud.. TE.
Ditka, TE.
Chud=Dikta.
LOL
Maybe?
An Cane as well.

IT'S CARMEL SAUCE WITH LIGHT CORN SYRUP ,SUGAR,BUTTER AND H.CREAM WITH AMERATTO ..........

I know another defensive Coach that Bombed on his first Head Coaching Gig.

The guy went on to have a pretty decent career. A lot of asteriks and wardrobe "issues". But a decent career nonetheless!

I'd take Nolan over a lot of the other assistants being considered. Hire Nolan and let him find a puppet to run his D. This way we can keep Daboll as well.

This would also give us a jump start on some badly needed stability and continuity.

Beats the heck out of a COMPLETE rebuild!

Amaretto...excellent!

y'all have fun watching the games today/tonight.
Be safe.

CUT THE CRAP EVERY ONE......


JEFF FISHER WILL BE THE NEXT RAMS HEAD COACH NEXT WEEK ...............

lol so someones point about not getting Billick is bc he rips on the franchise? Whats the difference between him who has won a superbowl and a fan typing on the computer watching the Texans and Bengels? You would want someone who would stir the pot and just not go with the flow. Obviously doing things the way they have been done for the past 12 yrs hasnt worked out so well. Why not bring in someone who can see whats wrong?

As for QB...

I want RGIII but think that any crazy bidding including giving up tons of draft picks (future life blood) and current players that can play(get better by giving away good players is a tuff compute for me).

Since I believe both will be long gone before the 8-9th pick then you have to take an plan "B" attack plan.

I would give Moore (Yes, our very own current starting QB) every opportunity to build on what he did good this year. Hell, Henne got 4 chronologial years to do something so Moore deserves at least 2 years. If you replay ALL his throws you will see he threw a damn catchable ball most of the time.

Getting WRs that catch a higher percentage may be a faster recipe to get better. Marshall is a beast and I am glad he is a Fin but if he doesn't cut his drops in half next year I would say we need to move on to another 40 million dollar WR. Lasso a WR Blackmon or go after WR Vincent Jackson.

I will stick with my same sleeper QB I been promoting before the Bowl games Case Keenum of Houston. He showed up HUGE in the TicketCity Bowl and had a bowl record 227 yards in the first quarter alone! Finished with 532 yards and 3 TDs vs the then 5th ranked passing DEF in Penn State. I simply believe his release is somewhat like Marino's. He is accurate, can move around and extend plays, doesn't turn the ball over and the ball leaps off his hand.

Cheers,

FROM BOSTON,THE LAND OF THE WINNERS......


JOSH MACDANIELS THE EX DENVER HC AND CURRENT RAMS OC WILL JOIN THE PATS AGAIN AS OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT NEXT WEEK.....


NOW 2+2=4


HE'S OUT
FISHER IS IN AS ST RAMES HC ...............

O'BRIAN THE OC OF THE PATS TOOK THE HC JOB @ PENN ST AFTER THEY GAVE HIM A LOT OF MONEY TO CLEAN THEIR IMAGE AND CLEAN HOUSE ........ JOSH MACDANIEL WILL TAKE OVER AFTER HE LEAVES...........

ALoco - How's that man-crush on Tom Brady going?

Aloco,

It sure seems like a Wile E. Coyote geniusness beats behind the fasade of food babble, caps locks and faux typos...

Keep up the good work er, guud wrok mi frend. ;)

Cheers,

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