Sherman could land in Miami

AP

New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said at his introductory press conference that he plans to let his offensive coordinator call the plays in Miami next year.

With Tom Clements expected to be promoted in Green Bay, it’s worth wondering who that coordinator will be.

Two names have come up thus far: Former Packers head coach Mike Sherman and Packers receivers coach Edgar Bennett. Sherman is one of the many folks that interviewed for the Bucs head coaching job. If he doesn’t land that gig, he would make a lot of sense in Miami.

Sherman hired Philbin in Green Bay and is one of Phiblin’s closest friends, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. Sherman and Philbin also coached together at Tulane.

If Sherman does wind up back in the NFL, speculation will begin that his team could draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Sherman’s former player looks like the No. 3 quarterback prospect in this draft.

25 responses to “Sherman could land in Miami

  1. If Philbin can’t lure Clements to Miami with the promise of play calling responsibilities (something he won’t get in Green Bay), then Sherman would make quite a bit of sense for the Dolphins.

    I wonder if Philbin lays off Clements out of respect for McCarthy.

  2. Miami need a qb so If Philbin can’t bring Matt Flynn, Sherman and Tannehill sound like a good combo to me.

  3. “If Sherman does wind up back in the NFL, speculation will begin that his team could draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Sherman’s former player looks like the No. 3 quarterback prospect in this draft.”

    Better be with a 2nd or 3rd round pick. If Miami takes him at #9, they will regret it. IMO, they should just sign Flynn and focus on getting him (or Moore if Flynn signs with Washington) some weapons on offense.

  4. I think if he wants a certain coach he will go after him no matter what his relationship with a former head coach is, this is a business, you get the best coaches you can find. Bill

  5. not sure why people keep saying a player will get drafted because of his former coach in college. Almost never works like that.

  6. “they should just sign Flynn and focus on getting him (or Moore if Flynn signs with Washington) some weapons on offense.”

    We have weapons, need a qb that can change and take over” games”. Not just 2….

  7. Bill –

    Agree with you, but if your Clements and you have a choice, would you rather be the OC in Green Bay or the OC in Miami?????

    Bird in the hand…..

  8. I’m more worried about the defense. Please get a decent D coordinator. I think the phins offense will be fine with philbin and whomever

  9. If you are Clements, you can only screw things up in Green Bay, in Miami, any improvement would make you look good.

  10. Bill –

    Agree with you, but if your Clements and you have a choice, would you rather be the OC in Green Bay or the OC in Miami?????

    Bird in the hand…..
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    He would have play calling duties in Miami. Something he wouldn’t have in Green Bay. Not sure that makes much of a difference, but it’s something to take into consideration.

  11. Having Mike Sherman on the staff will be a big bonus, he’ll bring head coaching experience to what’s sure to be a staff of neophytes. You have to wonder how much of Sherman’s wash out in Green Bay had to do with Brett Bigger than the Game Favre. 
    Furthermore certain segments of fin “fans”are questioning the hire because Philbin didn’t have playcalling duties. But what they overlooked is that Philbin was retained by McCarthy when he took over from Sherman, that speaks volumes about the faith McCarthy and Thompson have in Philbin. 

  12. I don’t care much about who they hire anymore. They could hire Miguel from the local McDonalds as long as they figure out how to win.

  13. I’m more worried about the defense. Please get a decent D coordinator. I think the phins offense will be fine with philbin and whomever
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    You can have Dom Capers for a bottle of Miller Lite and a brat.

  14. Regarding Sherman:
    He’s a good offensive coordinator. You will see a wide open offense.
    He went off the rails in Green Bay when he couldn’t find a defensive coordinator(or enough defensive talent) and then he became the victim of “The Peter Principle”(you get promoted to a level beyond your competence) when he got promoted to GM in addition to coach.
    But Sherman’s offense is very, very good.

  15. Head coaches who hire close friends as assistants aren’t usually head coaches for long. They sacrifice talent to give their friend a job.

  16. miamatt says: Jan 22, 2012 11:02 AM
    If Philbin can’t lure Clements to Miami with the promise of play calling responsibilities (something he won’t get in Green Bay), then Sherman would make quite a bit of sense for the Dolphins.

    I wonder if Philbin lays off Clements out of respect for McCarthy.
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    miamatt, everything you say makes sense, but why would Clements go to Miami when another good year from Rodgers could guarantee him more HC interviews next year. (And then Bennett would be promoted)
    I also believe there will be some of the “respect” you speak of shown to the Packers by Philbin.

  17. I liked Sherman’s approach to running the ball most of the time he was in GB a lot better than I like the zone blocking thing. But I still wish he’d gone for it on 4th and 1 in Philly. He had a tendency to play not to lose when he had a lead. Well, as much as any coach could who had #4 at QB.

  18. briggsisbrokeagain says: Jan 22, 2012 1:28 PM
    The Packers don’t have to allow Clements to interview in Miami for OC, just a head coaching position. They are losing so many coaches I doubt they’d let him go now?
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    “losing so many coaches”?
    Yah, so far they’ve lost Philbin, Philbin, Philbin, and ah, oh ya, Philbin! That’s a lot!

  19. Tannehill is hurt rather badly and can’t work out at the combine. He might drop to the second round where teams could take him and afford to let him heal. A second round pick of Tannehill would be a great pick up for a team with no glaring needs or extra picks. However, the Dolphins don’t have that luxury.

    If the Dolphins can hire Flynn and a free agent right tackle, we could concentrate on those corner backs, wide receivers, Tight End and outside linebacker positions in the draft. We need to get Soliai and Langford under contract too!

    I would like to see us go to a 4-3 base defense and move Sean Smith to Safety. In the 4-3, we could go with Langford, Starks, Soliai and Odrick, which would allow Burnett to shift outside leaving Dansby in the middle with Wake at the Right OLB position. That means we are 1 Corner Back away from a really great defense.

    With our weak 2012 schedule, we might even win a few home games!

  20. Sherman leaving GB had more to do with him trying to be GM/Coach…..making crappy draft choices and free agency. Again at that time the money was not spent to get and keep talent in GB. Brett and Sherman never had the talent McCarthy has to work with. McCarthy would not be successful if he was dealt the players when Sherman was there.

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