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Report: Dolphins looking at Cowher, Harbaugh

Posted on: January 5, 2011 1:36 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For now, Tony Sparano remains the head coach of the Dolphins. But that hasn’t stopped Miami’s front office from flirting with other candidates.

The Miami Herald, citing multiple sources, writes today that the Dolphins have reached out to Bill Cowher and Jim Harbaugh to determine their interest in possibly taking over for Sparano.

The paper writes that Cowher backed away from the flirtation over issues of power – Miami wanted to keep its GM and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, while Cowher wanted to hire all his own assistants and choose the GM with whom he worked.

A contingent of Dolphins officials also watched the Orange Bowl on Sunday and liked what they saw from a Harbaugh-led Stanford Cardinal offense.

The Dolphins, I imagine, have a low probability of landing either of those coaches, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to try.  Meanwhile Sparano, who’s been taking shots from his players recently, waits to learn his fate.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2011 3:05 pm
 

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Nolan did get the Dolphins to the 5th ranked D in the NFL but sometimes the good have to fall for the good of the whole. Who wasted a 2nd round pick on Pat White was that Ireland? Who traded a center who is still starting in the NFL and got one who did not make the team. Sure he made some good picks as well but I still say whoever came with the Tuna should leave with him.



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2011 9:17 pm
 

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I'm not a Dolphins fan, but @kjones128: you hit it right on the head.  I'll add this:

Jeff Ireland should've been fired immediately after insulting and embarrassing Dez Bryant. Mike Nolan's the only coach worth anything on this Dolphins team, but hey, he hasn't taught their corners how to actually catch multiple gift INT opportunities, and Cowher's a defensive coach to begin with. Hence, no need to keep Nolan.  Porn-Stache Sparano should be delivering pizzas in Nuuuuwwww Yoooaaaakkk, and tired, old Dan Henning should be given a rocking chair, an embroidered robe, a cherrywood pipe, and the "Joy Of Calling Offensive Plays" book as a parting gift. Oh, wait, he hasn't written it yet. My bad, he can write it while using the other parting gifts. 

Earth to Stephen Ross:  Rome, ahem, Miami's burning around you...do something! Otherwise, Marc Anthony and J Lo might write a song about your team you just might not want to hear; even if you don't understand Spanish.



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 8:45 pm
 

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Yes really Harbaugh, I assume from you post you didnt go to Stanford, Not exactly the easiest school to get into. So to put together a record like that with out being to recruit questionable acedemic players says a lot. Cowher too old for todays game, see Jimmy Johnson. As a FINS fan we should hope for harbaugh or some other young talented coach.



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 8:08 pm
 

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Cowher would be bringing in some of his own people, but like Mike Tomlin retained Dick LeBeau, the new coach would be wise to keep Mike Nolan. Nolan made Denver's D respectable, Josh McDaniels was way over his head.  Sure the Pats blew out the Fins in week 17, but they also blew out the Jets and the Steelers. I think the uncertainty of Sporano had the same effect on Miami, as Charlie Weiss leaving for The U, had on Kansas City. The players did not respond well to the coaching carousel.

Jim Harbaugh turned around Stanford into a top 5 team, sure he had Andrew Luck, but he also recurited the kid as well and started with a mediocre team. I truely think he takes the SF job, and stays on the west coast. If not, he will look at the Panthers job, and be near his brother John in Baltimore. Word has it though that Carolina is cheap and looking for a bargain, a defenisive guy like Rob Ryan is near the top of that list.

I am also not conviced it was all on Tony Sporano, he has a lot of the pieces but Miami really needs consistency at QB, and they could certainly use an influx of youth into the RB position.  The OLine is good, Fasano is a descent TE, Bess and Marshall are good players.

Miami picks at 16, you are looking at Mark INgram, Mikel Leshoure, Ryan Mallet, Jake Locker.
      
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p;     at 78 you are looking at Noel Devine, Jordan Todman, Pat Devlin, Colin Kaepernick

It really sucks that you have no second rounder. Because at 47 you could be looking at Daniel Thomas, Shane Vereen, Christian Ponder, and maybe Blaine Gabbert. My guess is that Gabbert will come into the combine out of shape and drop a full round.

I think it is time to cut ties with RB's over 30 and quarterbacks named Chad.

Or....... I know nothing because I am a Steeler fan....

Undecided

Peace and good luck in the off-season.




Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 7:56 pm
 

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Ireland was not the GM for all those decison so I dont know why you mention that. Nolan made this D 5th in the league and you want to get rid of him because the players refused to play hard last game of the year?? Glad you are not running the Fins! Not a fan of Ireland but Nolan is an awesome coordinator. He should stay. No Cowher too old game has changed too much from when he coached. Gruden would be good, Harbaugh I like also. 


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