Rex Ryan has not been offered a job as the Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator, a high-ranking club source told me this morning following an erroneous report to the contrary.
The National Football Post reported the Dolphins offered Ryan, the former New York Jets head coach, a multi-year deal worth $8 million to coach the Miami defense.
And while many (all) Dolphins fans would love that to be true, it simply is not.
I am told head coach Joe Philbin is today still mulling the future of defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle and has not reached out to his former AFC rival on any level. He also hasn't reached out to his former AFC rival's representation. He also hasn't reached out to anyone behind Coyle's back.
Coyle may indeed be fired eventually, and as early as today. But not yet at this hour.
The truth of the matter is Ryan has made it very clear he has no intention or desire to be someone else's defensive coordinator. He either wants to be a head coach or pursue opportunities in televsion. He already met with ESPN this week and is scheduled, according to the New York Post, to interview with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers for their head coach vacancies next week.
One more thing: How could Joe Philbin, who is in the final year of his contract, offer an underling an $8 million deal?
Another one more thing: When it was apparent Rex Ryan would be fired as Jets coach and before owner Stephen Ross committed to Joe Philbin for another year, a source told me the Dolphins were not interested in Ryan as their head coach, either.
It is the silly season, folks.