UPDATE: According to a report out of Dallas, all 3 coaches that are targeted by Miami are leaving the Cowboys. All 3 declined to sign their extension offers prior to the contract expiration. In addition, none of the 3 made the trip to Mobile with HC Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones. Phillips is expected to start interviewing candidates in Mobile as early as today.
The off-season for the Miami Dolphins has been in full swing since Bill Parcells was named VP of football Ops’. But in reality, the days have gone by with more talk that walk. Today, however, could be the busiest day yet.
After the hiring of Parcells, we waited on Jeff Ireland, we waited on Sparano, we endured the rumors, we guessed, reguessed, and then guessed some more. But for each of those days there was a simple one new hire if anything at all. Ireland, Sparano, Gaine, etc…days apart from each. Now, on the 2nd day of the Senior Bowl, the Dolphins head coach stands to fill some much needed holes….possibly all at once.
3 contracts have expired today, Paul Pasqualoni, Todd Bowles, and Kacy Rodgers…all from the Cowboys. Word on their future is expected sometime today. All 3 are expected to join Miami…as early as this morning.
That however is not all, the Dolphins are also in position to name Dan Henning the new OC, possibly today, Karl Dorrell as the WR coach, and it likely won’t stop there.
Consider that in one day, we could fill the OC, WR, DC – Pasqualoni, Asst. HC/Def and Secondary – Bowles, and Dline coach with Rodgers. The largest hiring in one day thus far. All at key coaching positions. With Maser on the Oline and Lee at the TE spot, plus the retention of two defensive coaches, Sparano has almost filled his needs. It becomes a lot easier.
As Jeff Ireland watches the Senior Bowl this week, Sparano builds his staff…and today, it appears that Tony has a lot of work to do.