Dan Quinn was considered by some to be a very good coaching candidate but many are questioning that after his Cowboys were broken by the 49ers on Sunday.
Quinn has a very good resume that includes the DC of the Seattle Seahawks and the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. While he failed as the Falcons head coach, his defense was pretty good and the offense was far from dead last ranking in the upper teens most of the time.
Quinn is well respected around the NFL and shouldn’t have a problem assembling a quality staff on both sides of the ball. He is also someone that will interview for multiple teams in the next week and should be offered another HC job at some point by the end of the month. It is not known if the Dolphins interest in him is serious or going through the progressions of a search.
Hiring Quinn would allow the Dolphins defense continued development and the system, while it will change some, should stay just as aggressive. It is the offense that would be the concern but again, he can hire a coaching staff and has the league relationships to do just that.