***Official Miami Dolphins Thread pt 2 - Titanic***

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  1. Jack Parkman

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    A six-pack of Dolphins notes on a Thursday:

    ▪ With Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores and Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard having both impressed the Dolphins in their head-coaching interview process, I solicited opinion from some non-Dolphins NFL people about both coaches over the past two days.

    The feedback was decidedly positive.

    One agent who has had multiple clients play for Flores said: “I’ve gotten nothing but rave reviews from my guys about him. He’s highly respected and guys love him. Smart, organized, diligent. He gets the player perspective. He’s not an ego-manic, not a control freak. Very balanced on the sidelines in his demeanor.”

    Another agent said his clients have told him Flores is “detailed” and smart.


    Another NFL official said a player told him years ago to keep an eye on Flores as an up-and-comer in the industry.

    One agent with clients who have played for Richard say he’s energetic in the mold of his former Seahawks boss, Pete Carroll, and likeable but all business. (Carroll fired him in Seattle, where Richard did good work as defensive coordinator, for reasons never fully explained.)


    "Players love how real he is,” said a third prominent agent who has had clients play for Richard. “Smart and energetic and honest.”

    ▪ The Cowboys would love to keep Richard and their public comments this week – while obviously expected to be positive – were downright effusive.

    Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said: “If someone’s smart enough to hire him as a head coach, he’s going to dominate.”


    Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, an NFL coach since 1996 and former Lions head coach, told Dallas reporters this week: “To me, he’s a head coach, he just hasn’t been hired yet. But he is a head coach. That’s what he is. He’s a head coach. We’re just waiting for him to get the right job.”

    Cowboys corner Byron Jones told ESPN: “When he talks to you and you listen to his words, you understand this guy is going to be destined for greatness. This guy knows how to connect with the players.”

    Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith told ESPN: “First day I met him, you could tell there was something different about him. The tenacity he brings. The love for the game. The love for his men that he’s teaching. Getting a chance to learn a lot from him, much more beyond football. He definitely has a purpose within athletics but beyond athletics as well.”

    ▪ With the way Flores and Richard impressed the Dolphins, it’s going to take a home-run interview from Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi to have a real chance at the job.

    Rizzi has received a ton of public praise from players, but one person close to the process warned against overstating the importance of that to owner Stephen Ross and general manager Chris Grier.


    One Dolphins player said Rizzi shouldn’t be considered merely a special teams coach because Adam Gase gave him considerable game day responsibilities.

    ▪ Gase is expected to try to take some Dolphins assistants with him to the Jets — many remain under contract to Miami, so permission would be needed - but reportedly won’t take Matt Burke as defensive coordinator. The Dolphins, though, are expected to have a new defensive coordinator next season.

    Gase was 5-1 against the Jets and 18-24 against everybody else.

    One player said when he saw Gase after he had been fired, he was smiling and happy, giving the impression that he would find a head coaching job elsewhere. And he ultimately did.

    ▪ The Dolphins, to this point, have opted not to give Mike Tannenbaum’s old title of executive vice president/football operations to anyone. Grier is running the football operations department — enjoying the authority previously given to Tannenbaum — but is retaining his general manager title position.

    If someone is added to the front office, he would very likely report to Grier.

    While some past Dolphins football executives weren’t universally liked by players, players have a positive impression of Grier and how he interacts with them.

    ▪ Found it amusing that among four national mock drafts released this week, all have the Dolphins taking quarterbacks, but four different ones, at No. 13: CBS with West Virginia’ Will Grier, SB Nation with Missouri’s Drew Lock, Sporting News with Duke’s Daniel Jones and Bleacher Report with Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, who is expected to enter the NFL Draft (according to the San Francisco Chronicle).

    Many evaluators have Grier and Lock as second-day picks, and Jones projected to go later than Miami’s pick. Murray would be interesting if available.
     
  2. lfriend

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    Not sure who these many evaluators are, but Drew Lock isn't a second day pick.
     
  3. Jack Parkman

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    I know he gets shit on from some but again after watching him crush my team I wouldn't mind him

    errr what am I talking about back to #tankforTua #LoseforLawrence
     
  4. Jack Parkman

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  6. LeonardWashington

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    Who is the last patriots coordinator to have success?
     
  7. tylerdolphin

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    Too early to call on Patricia, the rest have been duds.

    Crennell
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    Was Bill O'Brien a coordinator?

    Kind of a small sample since most hires from anywhere end up failing so it's hard to say that it's not coincidence, but its concerning.

    Of course Saban was a Belichick coordinator pre-Patriots and obviously he's had huge success at the college level.
     
  8. CaneKnight

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    We better not hire a fucking Patriots coordinator. That would be so dumb. Every single one of them are garbage.
     
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  9. Sterling A

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    Hell no on a Patriots Coordinator. Belichick/Brady are the causes of the dynasty. If Flores was the DC for the cardinals or raiders no one would ever hear about him
     
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  10. Wu

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    Just hire Richard and let’s roll
     
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  11. Jack Parkman

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    Seems like the momentum has swung in his direction

     
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  13. Sterling A

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    no

    fuck no


     
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  14. Jigga

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    The only good hope is we mess up this hire and go 0-16
     
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  15. Wu

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    Armando Smuguero clamoring for Jim Harbaugh

    So that’s where we’re at now
     
  16. LeonardWashington

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    It's been said multiple times before but we have to have the worst/lamest group of beat writers in the league. With the possible exception of Wolf they all suck

    In all of his articles Armando seems to still be clinging to the idea that Gase is good. Even going so far as to say we should fear him now that he's with the jets :meh:
     
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  17. Jack Parkman

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    He has been ever since gase got hired by the jets

    Unless that article is the one you are referring to
     
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  18. Wu

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    Yeah he spam links the same article he’s written 15x over a span of 2-3 days
     
  19. Jack Parkman

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    Don’t forget Armando texts with gase
     
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  20. Wu

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    “Sorry bro”, the way a very independent objective journalist talks to someone he was supposed to be objectively covering
     
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  22. Sterling A

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    burn it to hell wtf is going on
     
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  23. tylerdolphin

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    Not a fan of bringing in Flacco and gunning for 8-8 next year. That would be the most Dolphins thing possible though, so I guess its likely.
     
  24. Wu

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    This seems like the most dolphins outcome and thus inevitable

    So much for Ross being committed to building long term success
     
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  25. KeepingItRealSince1853

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    Pass on Flores, hire Richard, strip it all down and accept that you aren’t going to judge him until year 3 at the earliest (Hopefully with Lawrence at QB)
     
  26. Jack Parkman

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  28. Wu

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    But hey good publicity for hiring a minority HC.
     
  29. Jack Parkman

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  30. Sterling A

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    Lol this franchise
     
  31. Jack Parkman

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    #tank4tua engaged

     
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  34. CF3234

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    Fucking finally
     
  35. Sterling A

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    Maybe by 2025 we'll be done paying Dead Money to Tanny and Ndamakong :crossedarms::facepalm:
     
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  36. LeonardWashington

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    Still think we keep Tanny for financial reasons for one more tank year.

    I hate it, I'm ready for him to go but makes little financial sense not to do it thanks to that moron Tannenbaum
     
  37. Jack Parkman

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    From last May when he joined the bulls

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  39. Jack Parkman

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    Armando stamp of approval

     
  40. Jack Parkman

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  42. tylerdolphin

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    As long as he's better coaching here than he was playing here I'm good with that.
     
  43. Wu

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    Two first rounders is insane

    This is why fans aren’t GMs
     
  44. LeonardWashington

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    Wentz’z injury history this early into his career has to be taken into account too

    Are we a QB away from being a contender? Idk we have a ton of issues with this team
     
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  49. Sub-Zero

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    "I was so worried about turnovers I was ok with my offense not moving the football" is one hell of a take
     
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