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Dolphins in talks with Carl Peterson

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On Monday, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hasn’t had discussions with Carl Peterson about joining the organization.

Ross apparently has had those discussions since then.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the two men are talking about a position in the front office.  Chris Mortensen of ESPN previously has reported that Peterson will take the job previously held by Bill Parcells — V.P. of football operations.

In a Wednesday appearance on PFT Live, Armando Salguero of the Herald expressed a strong belief that Peterson will be hired by the team, despite the comments from Ross and Peterson’s denial.  Armando also made a prediction regarding the next head coach of the team, which I told Armando we’ll hold him to only if he’s wrong.

This would be a far more effective tease if the image in the video box didn’t give it away.

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  1. 6ball says: Dec 15, 2011 10:16 AM

    .

    I’ll bet Belichick is contemplating retirement on that rumor.

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  2. rayala3 says: Dec 15, 2011 10:16 AM

    Why Billick???

  3. crashdog says: Dec 15, 2011 10:20 AM

    Both hires would be a huge upgrade for a team in need of stability. Parcells tenure was far more destructive than most people perceive. Ross inherited this current regime. Parcells deal was a franchise killer, and it indeed happened. It is time for Ross to step in and clean the mess up completely. Put football people in charge of football decisions, and stay out of the way

  4. realitypolice says: Dec 15, 2011 10:27 AM

    Makes perfect sense.

    These two guys won 2 championships together 25 years ago in a league that doesn’t exist anymore.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  5. nfloracle says: Dec 15, 2011 10:29 AM

    “This would be a far more effective tease if the image in the video box didn’t give it away.”

    Why is Donald Rumsfeld wearing a Ravens hat?

  6. alewatcher says: Dec 15, 2011 10:29 AM

    Carl Peterson? Why on earth would you hire a guy with a resume full of fail?

  7. mksnpcola says: Dec 15, 2011 10:29 AM

    I don’t really care who it is, as long as his last name is NOT Ryan. I just want to get a coach in place to start the process all over again. For a very long time Dolphin fans never worried about who their coach was going to be. Now, we start over every 3 or 4 years never getting any continuity. I hope Mr. Ross finally sees the 800 lb gorilla in the room and gets rid of Jeff Ireland. It’s like the Lions and Matt Millan all over again. Except, Matt actually knew football and he still couldn’t do the job. What does that tell you Steve?

  8. realitypolice says: Dec 15, 2011 10:31 AM

    rayala3 says:
    Dec 15, 2011 10:16 AM
    Why Billick???
    ==================

    The better question is why Billick, with an 80-64 career record and a Super Bowl championship, hasn’t gotten another chance yet when guys with inferior winning percentages and no titles like John Fox and Chan friggin Gailey have.

  9. aharris230 says: Dec 15, 2011 10:32 AM

    Actually, I’ll say this. Omar Kelly is worse than Armando. Armando is second worst.

  10. gmen1987 says: Dec 15, 2011 10:33 AM

    I thought the Dolphins were going for the next “young” Don Shula? Who is going to be their next coach, Dick Vermeil? Dick would really be crying if he coached this joke of a team and organization.

  11. tommynatorii says: Dec 15, 2011 10:35 AM

    No on Peterson.
    Why not Billick? He has a history with Mike Nolan, he led the Vikings with great offenses as the OC, and he knows a great defense.
    I like his in your face attitude, and I think he will make the players accountable.
    Sparano was a player pushover, a buddy. This team needs some discipline.
    And lastly, no extravarant fist pumping for field goals!

  12. hardpeaches says: Dec 15, 2011 10:37 AM

    What has Carl Peterson ever done except waste away Tony Gonzalez’ career. Just another HORRIBLE move by Stephen Ross.

    Ross not only looks like Dopey Dwarf he’s acting like him too…

    I’m sickened.

  13. aharris230 says: Dec 15, 2011 10:45 AM

    No on Peterson.
    Why not Billick? He has a history with Mike Nolan, he led the Vikings with great offenses as the OC, and he knows a great defense.
    I like his in your face attitude, and I think he will make the players accountable.
    Sparano was a player pushover, a buddy. This team needs some discipline.
    And lastly, no extravarant fist pumping for field goals!
    —–
    The Dolphins are one of the least penalized teams in the league. Sparano wasn’t a great coach, but players liked playing for him and he wasn’t a pushover.

    As a Dolphins fan, I’m not that fond of Billick. I mean, he’s supposed to be some offensive guru, but how were his offenses in Baltimore? Personally, I’d like the team to take a look a Rod Chudzinski. But that won’t happen. So I’ll settle for Fisher or Cowher.

  14. aharris230 says: Dec 15, 2011 10:48 AM

    I meant Rob Chudzinski…

  15. 700levelvet says: Dec 15, 2011 10:51 AM

    By that obvious “career enhancement” photo…….Peterson looks like he could sell you a wonderful time share in Boca Raton……….

  16. grogansheroes says: Dec 15, 2011 10:56 AM

    As a Pats fan, this news is exciting!!

  17. imag3d says: Dec 15, 2011 11:14 AM

    Carl Peterson a failure in Kansas city….
    Do I have to say anything else?

  18. ppdoc13 says: Dec 15, 2011 11:15 AM

    Nothing but good things to say about Brian Billick. He brought a winning attitude and a winning organization to Baltimore. He will clean up Miami. If he has a good personel team, the guy will have the Fins challenging NE and NY within 2 years.

  19. imag3d says: Dec 15, 2011 11:17 AM

    Ross should contact Mike Lombardi (I think I got the name right) or ex GM Ron Wolf to get recommendations from them regarding a possible GM and a coach. Hey even ask Don Shula for some input. Carl Peterson is NOT the way to go

  20. vegaskid21 says: Dec 15, 2011 11:32 AM

    I though Miami was trying to get better… This guy stunk it up for the Chiefs organization.

  21. bozosforall says: Dec 15, 2011 11:34 AM

    But he said that he wasn’t negotiating with them!!!

    How dare anyone call him a liar!!!!

  22. bozosforall says: Dec 15, 2011 11:36 AM

    ppdoc13 says:
    Dec 15, 2011 11:15 AM
    Nothing but good things to say about Brian Billick. He brought a winning attitude and a winning organization to Baltimore. He will clean up Miami. If he has a good personel team, the guy will have the Fins challenging NE and NY within 2 years.

    __
    That was Marvin Lewis’s defense in Baltimore that won that Super Bowl. Billick and Gruden are nothing but poachers…who poached their Super Bowl wins from Lewis and Dungy, respectively (but not respectfully).

  23. realitypolice says: Dec 15, 2011 11:41 AM

    That picture looks like the ones you see in Real Estate ads.

    “If I can’t sell your home in 30 days, I’ll buy it!”

    Look at the picture again and tell me I’m wrong.

  24. phinfan says: Dec 15, 2011 11:58 AM

    Well I have no qualms with Billick. I’d like Fisher or Cowher but Billick always had his team ready on Sunday. They fired Billick to replace him with someone better but Harbaugh has struggled to make playoffs every year. Billick got a superbowl team built on scrapped players. … kinda sounds like miami.

  25. FinFan68 says: Dec 15, 2011 11:58 AM

    Whatever coach is hired, he needs to hold the players accountable. He also must have a firm grasp on time management late in the 2nd/4th quarters. Sparano did instill a fairly decent level of discipline but he was abysmal in the final 4 minutes of most games. No more stupid timeouts, no more ultra conservative drives running up the gut on a defense with 10 in the box, no more shifts of the defensive scheme that worked for 55 minutes. No more always settling for a 50+ yard field goal attempt rather than trying to score TDs.

  26. phinfan says: Dec 15, 2011 12:00 PM

    As for Peterson being VP of FO. I wouldn’t worry too much about that ladies and gentlemen. As Parcells showed us these last 2 years was his golf course play and overall first round pick input. Wow… hard work there.

  27. FinFan68 says: Dec 15, 2011 12:03 PM

    That was Marvin Lewis’s defense in Baltimore that won that Super Bowl. Billick and Gruden are nothing but poachers…who poached their Super Bowl wins from Lewis and Dungy, respectively (but not respectfully).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m not a big fan of chucky because he has no idea what to do with the QB he has (always looking for something better) but he is not given the credit he deserves for that SB win. If your argument is that it was Dungy’s team that got to the SB, then it was Gruden’s team that they faced…and his knowledge was responsible for the Bucs annihilation of the Raiders.

  28. tonydel1 says: Dec 15, 2011 12:31 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth…

  29. johnnyquisp says: Dec 15, 2011 12:37 PM

    This franchise once reached out for a big name – Jimmy Johnson – a real “football man” who was going to turn everything around. That didn’t work, he didn’t have the stomach for rebuilding and bolted. After a few more failures they reached out for another big name – Nick Saban. That didn’t work, he didn’t have the stomach for rebuilding and bolted. Next big name up – Bill Parcells – a real “football man” who was going to turn things around. Uh-huh.

    Why the lazy hiring? Why reach out for big names without conducting serious searches. There are good, highly-qualified people out there CURRENTLY IN THE BUSINESS, ready to take over a front office and coaching staff. They keep getting brought into other organizations and turning them around, while Miami keeps reaching for big names with no stomach for rebuilding. Peterson has had some success for sure. But that was so long ago. Does he really WANT to rebuild a team? Does he still have the proper connections? Still understand today’s players? Can he really evaluate this upcoming crop of graduates? Can he really swing draft-day deals this April?

    Or will this team be looking to rebuild and start over again in another 3 years?? While good personnel people in places like Baltimore and Green Bay get plucked by teams willing to do some homework and hire good people, not big names from the past or friends of friends?

  30. ampats says: Dec 15, 2011 12:59 PM

    This is great news! No wonder today on Comcast Sports Boston they had a video of BB and Robert Kraft laughing and high 5ing!

  31. wannstache says: Dec 15, 2011 1:04 PM

    Every time I think this horrible nightmare may soon end, it keeps getting worse. There is a reason Peterson and his cronies never joined another NFL team, and Ross is the only owner in the league too stupid to ignore that fact. KC is still digging itself out from all the bad decisions made by Carl and his people. Only difference here will be this franchise won’t have as far to fall to bottom out. Supposedly, Ross has been seeking advice from other NFL people wiser than himself. If so, these people are having a fun time giving him bad advice and making him look even more stupid. We better brace ourselves Dolphans: Herm Edwards may be our new coach. I’m sure that will bring the fans back.

  32. cantonbound13 says: Dec 15, 2011 1:08 PM

    No!!! No!! No!!!
    This is a nightmare!

  33. cantonbound13 says: Dec 15, 2011 1:13 PM

    Occupy the Dolphins scheduled Sunday December 25 in front of Sun life Stadium!

  34. alewatcher says: Dec 15, 2011 1:18 PM

    phinfan says: Dec 15, 2011 12:00 PM

    As for Peterson being VP of FO. I wouldn’t worry too much about that ladies and gentlemen. As Parcells showed us these last 2 years was his golf course play and overall first round pick input. Wow… hard work there.

    ————

    Parcells at least had been successful in the past. Peterson, not so much.

  35. tomtravis76 says: Dec 15, 2011 1:47 PM

    cantonbound13 says:Dec 15, 2011 1:13 PM

    Occupy the Dolphins scheduled Sunday December 25 in front of Sun life Stadium!

    Do you really think the Matzah Ball partiers are going to get up for this after such a big night?

  36. cantonbound13 says: Dec 15, 2011 2:42 PM

    *ATTENTION DOLPHIN FANS*
    It’s time to take back our team from this idiotic owner!
    Occupy the Dolphins
    Location: in front of Sunlife Stadium
    Date & Time: December 25 12:30 pm

  37. FinFan68 says: Dec 15, 2011 4:19 PM

    cantonbound13 says:
    Dec 15, 2011 2:42 PM
    *ATTENTION DOLPHIN FANS*
    It’s time to take back our team from this idiotic owner!
    Occupy the Dolphins
    Location: in front of Sunlife Stadium
    Date & Time: December 25 12:30 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Seriously? Nice conviction. Let’s wait 10 days, start this on a holiday and make sure we are able to sleep in. Please occupy a place with no internet access so you are prevented from posting stuff like this in the future :)

  38. uscfan1988 says: Dec 15, 2011 4:23 PM

    To one of the earlier comments. This team discipline they are the least penalized team in the league you want to see a team with no dicipline watch a tampa game.

  39. maddogcraig77 says: Dec 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    will someone with football sense please tell ross to sell the dolphins!

  40. dolphincritic says: Dec 19, 2011 12:37 PM

    The last time I commented, I described the dynamics of the brewing power struggle between Peterson, Ireland and the new kid on the block. Peterson’s hiring solidifies Ireland’s power base. A new coach will have to take orders from the boss and his two lackies. That will rule out the coaches with spines. They might keep Bowles or give some coordinator the chance to be a head coach. Theyoght bring on a college coach with no lucrative prospects.
    It will be someone who will bow to the emperor.

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