Dolphins Coaching Decision: Staff Thoughts, 3rd Edition


Here we are with our third installment of our staff’s opinion on the next Miami Dolphins head coach.  Today we present you with yet another three of our staff opinions.  Scroll the main page for the previous two editions.

Today, we give you another three staff member thoughts on who should be our next head coach and who they want to see as our next head coach.  The search officially begins on Monday.  Enjoy and feel free to discuss.

Josh Fischer
Who I want for Head Coach: Bill Cowher:
In Cowher’s 15 seasons, he posted 8 divisional titles, earned 10 postseason trips with 6 of those going to the AFC championship game, and played in 21 playoff games with 2 Superbowl appearances, one ending in a ring. What does all of this mean? In the last 11 years, the Dolphins have made the playoffs only 3 times since 2000, and have posted an abysmal 1-3 record. Cowher has the competitive edge to bring back a Divisional title to Miami, as well as knack in developing young QB’s as he didn in Ben Rothlisberger.
Who I think will be the next Dolphins HC:
Jeff Fisher.
 Fisher dealt with Steve Mcnair most of his career, who ended up being an above average QB. Fisher drafted, coached, and placed Mcnair into a starting roll. Fisher has posted a 5-6 post season record with 3 divisional titles and has one Superbowl appearance that resulted in a loss.  That is all over a 16 season career. He will be the best fit as Cowher wants a GM and HC job and Ross is reluctant to let Ireland go. Fisher also was not ready to quit and has some unfinished business left in the NFL.
Paul Heiken
Who I want for HC: Winston Moss
The Assistant Head Coach to Mike McCarthy has been a rising star since joining the Green Bay Packers. The staff from Green Bay is going to be picked apart very shortly, just as the Patriots staff was during their Super Bowl runs.  This is the top choice to come from that staff, as represented as Assistant Head Coach assignment from McCarthy.  The former Miami Hurricane has boosted the Linebacker position in Green Bay to their maximum potential, and given that opportunity to work with our entire roster will only boost our steady rising talent.
Who I think will be the next HC:  Brian Billick
This is a safe pick by the Dolphins management.  He has a proven track record including one Super Bowl win as Head Coach.  Being on television has kept his name on the forefront of most NFL team’s minds.  During his time as an Assistant Coach in Minnesota, including 5 seasons as Offensive Coordinator, his teams were setting then NFL records for offense.  He made a name for himself coaching Tight Ends and Quarterbacks and that is the reason the Dolphins will chose him to be the next Head Coach.
Stephan Cheatham
Who I want for HC: Bill Cowher

The former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach, Super Bowl Champion and current CBS broadcaster is a proven winner in the league (161–99–1 including playoff games) And his teams are not prone to break downs like the Dolphins saw on Saturday ( 108–1–1 in games in which they built a lead of at least eleven points ). Fast linebackers, adept one-on-one corners are perfect for his 3-4 zone blitz scheme and he would relish a chance to choose a quarterback of his liking in the 2012 draft (RGlll or Luck via trade). His ability to churn out winning teams year in and year out (8 Division Titles) for 15 years in Pittsburgh show’s that he could very quickly get this ship in order.

Who I think will the Next Head Coach: Jay Gruden

If you can’t get one of the big boys, go after a relative. Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals has seen his value explode as the Bengals are in playoff contention with a rookie quarterback. The play of Andy Dalton stems directly from the tutelage of Gruden, a quality of Gruden’s that would play large for a Dolphins team possibly looking at a top ten QB. He has his older brothers fire, has Florida roots, attending High School in Tampa, won two AFL championships as a head coach for the Orlando Predators, coach 6 years as Offensive Assistant for his brother in Tampa and has a home in the Orlando area. 

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