Dolphins Have A Two Year Hickey


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.

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  • Paul L. Picken, Jr

    1. How do you end up with a Hickey? Someone has to suck for it to happen…
    2. If you screw people enough, you’re going to end up with a Hickey eventually…

    • txmedic5


  • DragonFly34

    Ross trotted out the entire front office for a photo shoot with the new GM who only signed a two yr contract? Don’t think Ross is gung-ho on his new “yes” man. If Hickey was the man he would have received at least a 3-5 yr contract cause not many new GMs can re-build a football team in two yrs,,,,The Dolphins have 15 free agents, of which two or three need to be re-signed.

    • txmedic5

      This is a two year deal but I would not be surprised to see it a one and done for Hickey. If the Dolphins fail miserably next year I would hope that Ross would fire everyone and restructure to give a GM real power and the ability to hire his own coach. Keep Tom Gamble in mind.