Fisher Chooses Rams ... Dolphins Should Choose Offensive Mind

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By now, you probably are aware that Jeff Fisher chose to be the Head Coach of the Saint Louis Rams over the Miami Dolphins.  Many Dolphans are really bummed out about this news.  However, this might not be a bad thing in the long run.

As I wrote in a recent article, the Dolphins currently have a very strong defense.  In 2010, the Dolphins’ Defense was ranked 6th in the NFL in least total yards given up.  In 2011, the Dolphins’ Defense was ranked 6th in the NFL in least total points given up.

As I wrote in a more recent article, the Dolphins currently have a very weak offense.  In 2011, the Dolphins’ Offense was ranked 20th in scoring and 22nd in total yards.  The Dolphins’ Offense was primarily a rushing team ranking 6th in the NFL in number of rushing attempts and tied for 28th in number of passing attempts.

The Dolphins need a Head Coach with an Offensive Mind — a Passing Offensive Mind!  This is the direction which the NFL is heading … or … has actually arrived.

Jeff Fisher is not a Head Coach with an offensive mind.  He is known for his defense mind.  In fact, he is known for his 4-3 defensive mind.  So, if Jeff Fisher would have chosen the Dolphins, forget about the Dolphins’ 3-4 defense that is playing well.  Forget about the 3-4 defense that the Dolphins spent four years to establish.  And, forget about Mike Nolan, who is an outstanding 3-4 Defensive Coordinator.  They would have all likely been flushed down the toilet if Fisher would have been hired as Head Coach.  The Dolphins would have started to rebuild all over again … again.

I think the Football Gods actually smiled on the Miami Dolphins when they pushed Fisher toward the Rams.  I wish him luck in trying to turn around a 2-14 team.  I hope he enjoys the sunshine, beach and good weather in Saint Louis.

Now, who are the Dolphins looking toward?


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  • Sexxysteve

    @dolphinsbuzztap IDIOTS

  • Solphins

    Pete Carmichael Jr.

    Why is everyone looking at Philbin and skipping this guy? He is younger, actually does call the plays, and he scores 45 points a game.

  • DolphinVictory

    Phinphanatic — Absolutely agree. I am 100% ready to go with Marty, he is a very good PROVEN head coach. Train up guys under him — Amen.

  • DolphinVictory

    I vote for Marty, he is one of the best all time. Like phinphanatic said, raise up some Coordinators under him and work to promote from within the organization in the coming years. Keep Nolan .

  • jmart

    I would like to see Rob Chudzinski given a shot. He is a “U” guy that would bring a fire to the offense. I was surprised by Brian Daboll offense this year. I thought they did well with the tools they had. Chud did well with a rookie quaterback and the fans would love him.

  • Lespaul

    Yeah, that’s a great idea, actually. Marty knows how to win games and if you get solid young coordinators that can take over when he retires that could keep Miami as a contender for years to come. I cannot remember the QB coach for Oklahoma, but he is rising star that might be a good QB coach in the NFL. Wouldn’t be opposed to bringing in some young college coaches to help on offense and maybe provide defensive secondary coaching. The move from college HC to NFL HC has been erratic and inconsistent, but when these guys work under a system for a few years, they grow and learn. That’s where the next NFL genius could come from. That’s just an opinion based on recent observations.

  • GeneHauze

    I think that Chad Pennington would make a great QB Coach. I would have him relay the plays into the QB during games. Pennington understands getting the play called quickly and he understands the mindset of an NFL QB.

    As for DB Coach (and next Defensive Coordinator), I would like to see Bud Foster of VA Tech get the job. I live in western VA and Foster has been the one which made the Hokies defense for years — as VA Tech’s Defensive Coordinator. It is an aggressive style of defense, like Nolan’s.

  • Lespaul

    @GeneHauze Bud Fostermis a great choice…..very stand up guy too.

  • abbeynormal

    Abbey normal

  • abbeynormal

    You’re killing me ref! How ridiculous that you would dq a qualified hc candidate simply because he was a coordinator in Dallas. Also there are plenty of examples of coaches with an offensive background who have coached defensive teams, Billick comes to mind. With the right OC it doesn’t really matter the side of the ball the HC played on or coached previously. Get a freaking clue!

  • Lespaul

    @GeneHauze Geez I can’t spell…Foster is a great choice that would be a potential HC in the NFL given the time. Pennington has done some commentating, but not sure if that is his desire or could he be lured by Ross and his apparent low ball salaries.

  • Ayla85

    On these case Fisher team had made there great decision in appointing Rams as there key.

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