Nolan already in line for an interview with Miami

On the same day he parted ways with the Denver Broncos, former defensive coordinator Mike Nolan already is scheduled to interview for the vacancy with the Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.

As a league source said, “My money is on him ending up in Miami.”

The Dolphins fired Paul Pasqualoni last week, after two years of running the defense.  He joined the Cowboys for Sunday’s playoff loss to the Vikings after Todd Grantham left to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia.

Since then, the Dolphins have had a hard time filling the job.  Al Groh opted to take a job as an assistant coach at Virginia Georgia Tech, Romeo Crennel picked the Chiefs, and Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler opted to stay in Pittsburgh.

The reasons for Nolan’s departure from Denver remain unknown.

As another source said of the development, “They finally figured out defense in Denver and he’s one and done.”

22 responses to “Nolan already in line for an interview with Miami

  1. ****
    The reasons for Nolan’s departure from Denver remain unknown.
    As another source said of the development, “They finally figured out defense in Denver and he’s one and done.”
    ****
    Forgive me for being dense, but what is that supposed to mean? It’s practically gibberish.

  2. You’ve got him going to three places that need a Defensive Coordinator.
    Patriots desperately need someone like this… but it seems Belichick is a man on an island these days.

  3. To wit: Nolan took the Broncos from a DVOA of 24.7% in 2008 to -7.9% in 2009. Along with the Saints, that’s the biggest improvement in overall defensive performance seen in 2009 by any club over the previous year.
    Welcome to Miami, Mr. Nolan. And thank you, Mr. McDaniels.

  4. Hopefully he gets the dolphins management to realize Gibril Wilson represents all that is wrong and immoral.

  5. Nolan is an idiot. No idea how he continues to get jobs on the NFL. He should never be a DC again.
    I expect Miami to get blown out a lot next year if they do hire him.

  6. Two years ago, Denver’s defense was horrible. He made a huge difference.
    This guy should not be unemployed very long

  7. The big problem in Denver appears to be that McDaniels cannot get along with anyone. Does anyone recall that he lost a Pro Bowl QB, Benched an Pro Bowl Rec, and a starting TE.
    Once Nolan lands somewhere, look for the defensive assistance to bail.
    When is Bowlen going to do something about this fool, he single handily is wiping out the Broncos.
    Who hired him? Bowlen or Joe Ellis?

  8. footballgeek11 says:
    January 18, 2010 8:55 PM
    The big problem in Denver appears to be that McDaniels cannot get along with anyone. Does anyone recall that he lost a Pro Bowl QB, Benched an Pro Bowl Rec, and a starting TE.
    Once Nolan lands somewhere, look for the defensive assistance to bail.
    When is Bowlen going to do something about this fool, he single handily is wiping out the Broncos.
    Who hired him? Bowlen or Joe Ellis?
    ———————————————-
    Brandon Marshall isn’t an easy person to get along with, he’s pretty much a selfish douchebag and Scheffler isn’t much different.
    McDaniels was right to bench Marshall and Scheffler after the crap they pulled, just ask Champ Bailey he agreed with the Coach.
    Mike Nolan had a solid 6 weeks of play and then the defense bailed out. The lack of the offensive play did hurt the defense but Nolan deserves plenty of the blame. I’m interested to see the whole side of this story. McDaniels may only have one more year to prove himself but he holds the potential to do so.

  9. Nolan DID NOT get fired. The dolphins asked the broncos for permission to interview him and the feeling was mutual so the parting was friendly and gave Nolan a chance to move on and talk to the Dolphins. This is all according to Adam Scheftler.

  10. Beware, Rex Ryan=Fat Twat. Adam Scheftler is a known liar and agent of chaos. He masquerades as Adam Schefter, peddling his fictions to whomever will listen.

  11. Joe Ellis hired Josh McDaniels with Pat Bowlen’s tacit approval after Bowlen had a 15-20 minute conversation with McDaniels (according to Woody Paige) and Ellis alone had a follow up conversation. Say what you will about Woody but this comment has never been disputed.
    Ellis is a long time marketing guy with no player evaluation experience, the same as McDaniels I might add. I’m not sure about Ellis’s people skills, but it is readily apparent that McDaniels has none, as evidenced by his inability to communicate effectively or get along with players, coaches and the media.
    Anyone who thinks McDaniels just needs a little more time to get HIS players in place and HIS coaches to implement HIS plan is a fool. It ain’t gonna happen, he’s a fraud, albeit it an opportunistic fraud that parlayed a minor position in a supposedly well run organization into a Head Coaching position by fooling an inexperienced CEO, and Owner.
    The misery in Denver will continue until Bowlen wakes up and fires McDaniels, and his pal Ellis if necessary.

  12. Nolan is a classy, likeable, no-nonsense guy. He did a hell of a job in Denver. He’ll be reemployed by the weekend.

  13. Brewster, nowadays the Pats are hardly a “well run organization”, given their last two years of mediocrity. Keep telling yourself otherwise though.
    LMFAO!!!!!

  14. Who would want to work with that little troll Mcdaniels?! He’s a cock!!!
    Only problem is… we don’t have great players like Dawkins and Goodman. We have (zero) talent!!!

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