It’s extremely important to have awareness of where you stand with your competitors, especially when competing for the same job – or in the case of the Miami Dolphins, potential coaches.
A quarter of the teams in the league are looking for a new coach, and according to many with insight into the NFL job market, the Dolphins have what is seen as a “middleman” when it comes to eight head coaching positions are vacant.
To be clear, there are pros and cons to the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Dolphins’ head coaches.
Some groups (Broncos) may come with unstable leadership or ownership status.
A few (Texans, Raiders and Vikings) have the most expensive quarterbacks but have the highest selling prices. Others (Jaguar, Dolphin, Bear) have young midfield pairs that are capable of upside down, but need some improvement.
A few (Giant, Raid, Bear and Viking) will come with the new superintendent. Some (Dolphins, Jaguars, Broncos) with GM traits are likely to end up in the hot seat if the new coaching staff doesn’t produce an immediate win.
While the Dolphins are at a destination location and have an owner in Steve Ross who will spare no expense to improve the organization and his team, concerns have been raised about the selling points of the vacancy in Miami.
Given Ross’s age (81) and impending divorce, there are concerns about when he will eventually pass ownership to New York businessman Bruce Beal Jr., who has a first choice right to buy the property. commercial rights.
In addition, general manager Chris Grier’s perceived lack of stability as the team’s top football executive has disqualified several promising candidates this cycle.
The concern, according to one source, is that Grier, who is once again a member of the committee looking for the Dolphins, could be replaced in a year or two, and then a new superintendent may want to opt for coaching. their own chief.
Ross said he likes to hire a head coach for the first time and often wants his coach on the younger side, which may explain why former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson (53) and former head coach Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell (67) is matching for other openings, but apparently not Miami’s.
In addition, the organization’s supposed commitment to Tua Tagovailoa as the team’s starting midfielder and the face of the franchise could be problematic as it will force the hands of the next head coach.
One candidate who has spoken to multiple teams about the loopholes of this cycle said: “The Giants didn’t engage in their process to tell the teams Daniel Jones was their man. “They asked, ‘What’s your plan in midfield?’ ”
At this point, it’s unclear what Ross and Grier’s own stance on Tagovailoa is. But publicly, the team has expressed their desire to build the first qualifier in 2020, and that could lead to a potential coach moving another team ahead of Miami on their roster.
The biggest concern the Dolphins could face in the coming days is whether their top contender – will it be Buffalo defensive and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier, coordinator San Francisco attack Mike McDaniel, Dallas defensive or offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn, Los Angeles Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph – will choose Dolphins instead for another job.
Another factor that goes into the equation in this search is Ross’ push to improve diversity in the NFL’s positions of power.
A year ago Dolphins was one of only two franchises with a minority of general manager and head coach, along with Washington, with Martin Mayhew as general manager and Ron Rivera as coach.
Ross is one of the league’s biggest diversity advocates, which gives Joseph, Frazier and Brown a legitimate place to replace Flores, if they interview well and deliver an impressive presentation. outline their four-year plan to turn the Dolphins into longtime winners.
As for Joseph, who spent a season with the Dolphins as Adam Gase’s defensive coordinator before becoming head coach of Denver (a 12-21 record in two seasons), and Frazier, who has coached Minnesota to a 21-32 record in his four seasons, the primary concern for Miami must be who will handle the offense and who will develop the quarterback for those coaches have this defensive mindset.
That was one of the factors that led to Flores’ decision to transfer in Miami, and it could be a key factor in determining who will replace him.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/24/omar-kelly-is-dolphins-coaching-vacancy-attractive-when-compared-to-other-openings/ Is the Dolphins coach vacancy attractive compared to other vacancies? – The Mercury News