Come on, someone was going to say it. The name just screams attention. The Miami Dolphins according to Chris Mortensen, Dennis Hickey has signed a two year deal with the Dolphins. The contract runs concurrent with current head coach Joe Philbin giving Stephen Ross an out after two seasons or one if necessary.
The news is good because Miami would have had to sign one of the more well known candidates to a longer deal. This gives Dennis Hickey two years at maximum to prove himself to the team and will also force Joe Philbin to be more aware of his own tenure length. While the length of the deal isn’t going to inspire a lot of confidence from the fan base it is definitely something a lot easier to swallow. If Hickey doesn’t work out Ross will have the ability to fire everyone and move on with a completely different and more sustainable structure of his executives. If he actually desires to do so.
Two years is a long time to wait for the Dolphins to turn things around but at least the deal wasn’t longer. Miami came within one game of making this years playoffs and the team will not be getting much if any slack from the owner. Expectations for Ross will be high moving into 2014.