Miami Dolphins news you may have missed


The Miami Dolphins are back to business after the bye week and new head coach Dan Campbell will have his work cut out for him. I took the weekend off so for me it’s time to get back to word as well.

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There was plenty of news this weekend regarding the Dolphins and you may have missed some of it. Worry not, we have you covered. Here are a few of the news  items that circulated this past weekend.

Sean Payton

The Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN are going to inquire about the availability of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. The Dolphins are the only team in the NFL as of today who will most assuredly have a vacancy at the end of the year. Payton is under contract with the Saints through 2017 but there has been rumblings that the Saints may look to go in a different direction at years end. The Saints are rebuilding and are not playing well. If the Saints truly want to move in a different direction, they will likely field offers and that means some form of compensation to the Saints will be necessary. It’s a wild idea but if the Dolphins do indeed covet Payton then they will likely talk with the organization at seasons end. Of course if Payton is fired the Dolphins won’t have to do anything but interview him.

Dan Quinn

The Atlanta Falcons fired Mike Smith at the end of last season and hired former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn has turned the Atlanta Falcons around and they are currently unbeaten. The Dolphins, according to CBS Sports came close to getting Quinn last off-season. According to the report, Mike Tannenbaum lobbied hard for the Dolphins to change coaches after last season and to hire Quinn. Stephen Ross was adamant that Joe Philbin remain with the team through 2015. The Dolphins never contacted Quinn and Tannenbaum’s efforts went nowhere. Joe Philbin was fired last Monday and will be searching for a new head coach.

Dan Campbell impresses Peter King

Peter King interviewed Dan Campbell for his Monday Morning Quarterback piece and came away impressed. King points out that throughout the 30 minute interview he felt as though Campbell was talking to him like a player. That he came across not as an interim head coach but one that had been coaching awhile. King points out that at the end of the interview, Campbell told him that they were, “about to wake a sleeping giant”. Campbell has his work cut out for him but everyone has been impressed after only one week. Campbell’s popularity is skyrocketing right now but of course he has yet to actually coach one single game.