Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M Ross on the sideline before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Spurned Again


Is anyone else embarrassed?

Just minutes ago national media outlets reported that New England’s Nick Caserio has decided to stay with the Patriots. Unfortunately this is only one of many rejected Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has felt in the last few years.

Apparently Caserio leveraged the Dolphins to get a raise with the Patriots, and it worked. He was underpaid and now he’s making a better salary, per Adam Beasley.

The sad part is, Caserio isn’t the first to decline Miami’s GM job. Ray Farmar, from the lowly Cleveland Browns, chose Cleveland over South Beach. Ross also felt rejection from offensive coordinator Ben McAdo who chose to direct the New York Giants’ offense over Miami’s.

Then there’s last season when Jeff Fisher chose the St. Louis Rams over Miami, Jake Long did the same, Peyton Manning didn’t even want to interview but did it because of a friendship with Dan Marino. Of course there was the Jim Harbaugh fiasco too.

Everyone cites different explanations for choosing a different direction, but the bottom line has become clear: Stephen Ross. There’s no question Ross is committed to winning and he’ll spend unlimited money to do it. But money can’t fix everything and it certainly can’t fix the structure and chain of command in Miami.

In terms of the GM search the Dolphins can’t win. How can they sell that whomever they hire was their first choice? He clearly wasn’t when two other candidates turned them down. It’s time to face the facts; this isn’t a glamorous job anymore.

We can’t fire Ross, and it’s on the current players’ shoulders to turn it around because at this point what else can be done?

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  • Had3

    Eh, why interview for the job and stay in the process if you don’t want it? No biggie, we promote Gaines, mess the bed in 2014, do it all over again next year. Fortunately, I’m a little younger than Ross so I have a chance that he’ll either stumble into a smart choice, or be gone from this mortal coil before I am and the Phins recover.

  • J holobinko

    I will say it again. This team is not a good team! If it were people would want to be here no matter what the circumstances were! Tannehill is not a franchise qb, there is no O line, zero running game and the defense couldn’t stop anyone in a big spot! Not to mention they gave Hartline way too much money. I can live with the Wallace signing but they let Reggie bush and jake long walk away! If u gave them enough money they would have stayed! It’s not that they didn’t have it! Both of them would have greatly improved this team! And I always here “well who do you root for?” I am and have been a Fins fan for the last 30 years! I’m tired of hearing all these other fans and media completely overrated this team! Wake up people! If your team isn’t winning it’s because they are no good! Stop making excuses and start facing reality!

    • Johnny

      Both Bush and especially Long are injury-prone guys… Oh wait… They both missed games this year due to injuries… There you go..

  • Johnny

    Didn’t I just write that??
    It was never going to happen!!! Guy just wanted a raise…
    I’d take Dawson over Caserio anyway.. Caserio is nothing… Belicheat makes all the decisions anyway…
    ALL IN FOR DAWSON!!!!

  • tpl

    I hope Miami doesn’t hire Gaines, and hires one of the other finalists. Keep Gaine at his present position.