Miami Dolphins may be looking for a caretaker instead of a head coach
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are looking for a head coach but in reality that job may be for a caretaker instead of an actual leader.
For anyone looking at the Miami Dolphins this year as a potential career move, they should know that they may be gaining valuable experience to beef up their resume for the future. This team is going to be made over and that could mean a short stay for the next HC.
Miami doesn’t have a quarterback set and it may not happen in 2019 either. They lack quality in key areas of the offensive line and their top right tackle is heading towards free agency. They are likely going to cut their former first round draft pick receiver, DeVante Parker and possibly Danny Amendola.
On defense the team may gut their defensive end spot. The team’s star DE Cameron Wake is going to be 37 and is a free agent. Robert Quinn did very little and will count $12 million of cap space and Andre Branch is not very good related to his contract. Oh, the defensive line needs to be fixed as does the linebackers.
In fact the entire defensive scheme may need to be changed. In the secondary there is only one top corner back and some believe the Dolphins should trade him.
This is what the next head coach will inherit and chances are it will be worse by the time the league new year starts as other cut are made. Now does anyone believe that a new head coach is going to come in and be able to do enough to turn it around in three years?
A lot of people want to point to the Rams and Sean McVay. McVay has done a great job with the Rams in a short period of time but McVay inherited a rebuilt team from Jeff Fisher. The pieces were on the table, McVay simply finished the puzzle.
It will be interesting to see if Stephen Ross believes that this team can be retooled, rebuilt, remade, and three years from now be competing for an AFC East title. Or will this be a gathering of the pieces for the next head coach to take over.
If Chris Grier does a good job finding talent then the Dolphins have a shot but more importantly if Ross does make another change three years from now then hopefully the Dolphins will be much more appealing.
Right now though, it just seems like this is a try out for the next head coach. An opportunity to show that he can be great. An opportunity to surprise and make this team better than what they will likely be in the next year or two.
This group of coaching candidates are not exciting but that is not the Dolphins fault. All of the 8 teams without head coaches are interviewing the same group. Who rises to the top will have their hands full and that could be a good thing or a bad thing for their future.