Dolphins Assistant Coaches Moving On


Lately a key member of the Miami Dolphins local media has been hitting up his sources for information.  Armando Salguero of the Herald.  He has missed on some and as his usual reporting will attest, he still will not leave himself painted in a corner by standing firm on what a source tells him.  By the way, I’m in the process of writing an article about “sources” for tomorrow.  You will want to check that out.

Today however it appears that Armando has unearthed some information not about who may be coming to assist new HC Joe Philbin in his first year as a head coach but rather who may be on their way out.  I will highlight what he says below but to read the whole article, go here.

Philbin said at his press conference on Saturday that he would begin the task of interviewing the current coaching staff on Sunday and it appears that he has done exactly that.  While he will likely interview a few more again, most of the staff could be looking for new work.  There are two names that fans want to know about.  Todd Bowles and Brian Daboll.

According to Salguero, both men may, or may not, be looking for work.  Salguero states that Daboll specifically was denied the opportunity to interview with unnamed teams over the last two weeks while the coaching search was under way.  That was a smart move considering that Todd Bowles was still a consideration and Daboll would likely have been retained if Bowles was appointed the head coach.  Now that Philbin has entered the building, it’s very likely that Daboll will be out as soon as Philbin names his OC.  Recently the top rumored candidate is Mike Sherman.

The future of Todd Bowles according to the article is also in flux.  Bowles apparently did not make a great impression on Joe Philbin according to Salguero’s source.  It appears that he has basically been told to go ahead and look for a job elsewhere but he has not been terminated from his contract.  This of course goes against what former candidate Mike McCoy reportedly stated regarding his losing out on the job.

McCoy apparently believed that his loss of the Miami HC job came from the insistence that he retain Bowles as DC.  Something he apparently refused to do.

Salguero mentions other names as well as gone.  LB coach Bill Sheridan is heading out, as is WR coach Steve Bush.  Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo is also rumored in the article as being on the way out as well.  DeGuglielmo’s exit makes sense as Philbin, a former offensive line coach himself, has a different approach to handling the line and how they play.

While Salguero mentions no candidates to fill the vacancies, those answers will come within the next week or two.  For now, Philbin will continue to interview the current coaching staff, line up his future coaching staff, and re-locate his family to South Florida.  For what it’s worth, his son Michael who died just over two weeks ago was accepted to the University of Miami not long before his death.  It almost seems as though Philbin joining the Dolphins was meant to be.