Last week we provided a glimpse of who our staff here on Phinphantic wanted for the Miami Dolphins next head coach. We also asked them who they thought would be the next HC and why. Today, we take another look but this time, instead of asking our staff, I decided to pull some of the top Miami Dolphins site owners on the internet. I mean, if a Miami Dolphins webmaster doesn’t have an idea or opinion, then who does right?
This is only a portion of the many great sites that are out there on the internet and I encourage all of you to check them out, a full list is listed on our “Links” menu page, accessible up at the top of any of our pages from the drop down. I will start with my partner in crime from “On the Fin Side”, James Lancaster and I have been working together on Finsradio for almost five years now.
Here is what James and the other think about the coaching search that officially begins today. You can read my thoughts as well later today, to wrap this up.
James Lancaster: FinNation.com
Who I want to Be Miami’s Next HC: Brian Billick.
I think he has the drive and will to succeed in Miami. I think for him, it is about coaching and the game as opposed to being about the $$$.
Just a gut feeling.
Fisher was known as “Coach .500″ or “Coacho Ocho” in Tennessee. 10 of his 16 seasons with Tennessee ended at 8-8 or less. His overall winning percentage at Tenn., was .542.
I think his brother is good for football (there needs to be a quotable mouthpiece), and having Rob and Rex in the same division would never be dull. Imagine the twice-a-year verbal battles they would have! And both of them would annoy/vex/frustrate Bill Bellicheat, which is a great thing! Plus Rex has his team over achieving – two AFC Championships in two years says a lot.
Carl Petersen has a relationship with him, he’s one of the up-and-coming coordinators.
No coach has had significant success with a second team, after winning a superbowl with a first team.
Who I want to Be Miami’s Next HC: Chris Petersen (Head Coach, Boise State)
The guy is fearless and unpredictable. He is accomplished and proven, balanced with not being such a big name that the media spotlight will be about him, instead of his team.
Who I Think Will Be the next Miami HC: Jeff Fisher
Since I suspect that Gruden and Cowher will stay in the booth, Fisher is the one “name guy” available that will satisfy the fan-base in proving that Ross is serious. For Ross, he’s a safe, but not sexy pick.
Who I don’t want to be the next Miami HC: Bill Cowher
I think that the guy is a great coach, but he’s already been there and done that. I doubt he has the fire in his belly to scratch and claw with a team like ours all the way back to the top. In addition, the story would always be about him, and with a team’s new marriage to a coach, I don’t think that works.
Gerard Fanner: PhinzMania
The thing I like about him is he went to Tampa and was able to win it all with Tony Dungy’s players; he didn’t take on a 3-5 year rebuilding project. He also won it against his old team, so that says a little something about his ability. I also liked how he kept Kiffin as DC challenged the defense in training camp to score points and they did in a big way.
Because he wants the job and will be an easy hire. I have a feeling Gruden and Cowher are staying in TV so Billick will be a fall back guy.
I have no idea whay everyone is on this guys jock. In 17 seasons he got to the dance, once and 10 of his seasons were 8-8 or LESS! Honestly, we could have kept Tony and achieved similar results.
The team needs a great offensive mind and a modern day QB guru. It will need a dynamic leader and motivator. And for the people who say he won the Super Bowl with Dungy’s team, they should remember he beat his old team in that Super Bowl. So he is proven. He took your’n and beat his’n.
Good offensive mind also, and his relationship is solid with Mike Nolan. And I think he is the only one of the “name” coaches who will take the position.
PLEASE! In his entire time in the league he has only has a top 10 defense once. Most the time his defenses are in the bottom third of the league. I think Rex gets way too much credit. Looks like they Jets will miss the playoffs this year, and by any measure that is under achieving for the amount of talent that team has had. Loud does not equal good.
I just want to pretend it is 1987 and I just found out who Dan Marino was.
I don’t know but whoever it is it will piss off 90% of the Dolphins fans and make going to any Dolphins forum unbearable for the next six months.
He was not very good the first time.