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?