Report: Fins Looking At Shanhan & Kubiak To Run Offense
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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins’ search for an offensive coordinator is picking up speed just days after the team dismissed Mike Sherman.
According to Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager, the Dolphins are working out a plan to meet with former Washington Redskins coordinator Kyle Shanahan this week about the job. Shanahan spent the last two seasons working for his father, Mike Shanahan, with the Redskins until both were fired a few weeks ago.
Shanahan has previously served as the offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans in 2008 before taking the job working for his father. Shanahan had the Houston offense ranked in the top half of the league in 2008 and the squad was even better, especially throwing the ball, in 2009.
Kyle Shanahan reportedly disagreed with his father near the end of the last season when the elder Shanahan decided to bench Robert Griffin, III towards the end of the season. The Redskins offense gained a lot of yards last year, but ranked 23rd in the league in scoring.
But, Shanahan reportedly will have competition from his former boss in Houston, Gary Kubiak. The former Texans head coach is “high” on Miami’s radar for the offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Kubiak has also interviewed with the Detroit Lions about the team’s vacant head coaching position.