Dolphins Coordinator Search Dragging On
DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins may not be in a rush to hire an offensive coordinator, but some of the top names are coming off the hiring board quickly.
The Dolphins interviewed Ben McAdoo, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, Tuesday for the offensive coordinator job. By Tuesday night, McAdoo had signed on with the New York Giants to be that team’s new offensive coordinator.
Compounding problems for the Heat will be the Baltimore Ravens. Arguably one of the best run franchises in the league with a Super Bowl winning coach and quarterback, Baltimore needs an offensive coordinator after Jim Caldwell left the Ravens to take over as head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Most coordinators, coaches, and possibly players would prefer to play for Baltimore which has stability in ownership, in the coaching staff, and in the front office with general manager Ozzie Newsome. The job in Miami would likely be for one year anyway, depending on whether or not Philbin remains head coach.
With McAdoo off the board, the only other candidate the Dolphins have interviewed for the position is former Washington Redskins coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He may be the leader for the position right now by default.
The only other candidate rumored to be a possibility is former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. However, no official contact has been made with Kubiak at this point.
The Dolphins are reportedly looking for a coordinator with a strong history of developing quarterbacks. Shanahan had RGIII playing at a Pro Bowl level in year 1, but the wheels fell off this season. He also turned Matt Schaub into a quality starter in Houston.
Whether or not he can replicate that kind of success for a franchise that has struggled at the quarterback position for more than a decade remains to be seen.