MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After Monday’s firing of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, the Miami Dolphins are in need of a new coach to lead the team’s offense and there are several intriguing options available to head coach Joe Philbin.
One name rumored to be high on the list is Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo. The former Packers assistant has never held a job in the NFL as a coordinator, but worked with Philbin on the Packers staff.
McAdoo is also being considered for the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport said it’s not a surprise McAdoo’s being considered, as Browns CEO Joe Banner hired a quarterbacks coach in 1999 while with the Eagles named Andy Reid.
In addition to McAdoo, former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski is available and has ties to the area through his time as a player and coach at the University of Miami. “Chud” as he’s known, has a history of turning even bad quarterbacks into playoff contending quarterbacks as a coordinator.
Other names that are out there include: former San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner, former Rams coach Scott Linehan, and former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak.
Philbin could also turn to the collegiate game or promote someone already in the Dolphins organization. But, based on the Dolphins’ offensive performance this season, the latter may not happen anytime soon.
Whoever Philbin chooses may be a one-year deal with the team. If Miami struggles at the beginning of the 2014 season, Philbin may be on a very short leash with owner Stephen Ross.