Dolphins add Brian Xanders to G.M. search list

AP

The Dolphins continue to add candidates to their deliberate search for a General Manager, and have found a guy who has held the job before.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, former Broncos G.M. Brian Xanders will meet with the Dolphins about their vacancy.

Xanders worked for the Lions as a senior personnel director, after he was fired by the Broncos in 2012. He was the odd man out when John Elway took over as El Jefe there, and the parting was portrayed as mutual.

Xanders also worked for the Falcons for 14 years prior to joining the Broncos.

13 responses to “Dolphins add Brian Xanders to G.M. search list

  1. Mutual parting? Yeah right, I’m sure this guy really didn’t want to be the GM Denver anymore. Taking that step down in Detroit was all part of his master plan.

  2. I’m all for it if it frees up the front-office in Detroit. I know nothing about what he did here, but from what I can’t see that I wish we could see about our team I may not know that he did a bad job, but I also for sure know he didn’t do a great job. If he knows how to scout and pick players, well then he sucks at convincing everybody else.

    The Lions need to get some really smart people that know how to scout and find value players and logical fits for the team that will contribute to us actually making the playoffs AND winning the Super Bowl. Gosh we are far away. What has Brian Xanders done to help this team? I see evidence of NOTHING!

  3. Xanders has been a great hire by the Lions, leading to possibly the best draft in Mayhew’s tenure (meaning… the best Lions draft in several decades). I hope he doesn’t leave, but I wish him the best.

    I would love for him to stick around for 2-3 more years and continue helping stack the team with underutilized talent and crushed dreams.

  4. chc4 says:
    Jan 14, 2014 9:45 AM
    Mutual parting? Yeah right, I’m sure this guy really didn’t want to be the GM Denver anymore. Taking that step down in Detroit was all part of his master plan.
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    First, it wasn’t a “mutual parting”, he was fired. Second, the Detroit job was a complete season later. He was unemployed. That’s what you do when you’re unemployed. You go find a new job. I think, all considered, he did just fine.

  5. So much for your strategy expertise. Last time I looked the X factor was instrumental in the 2013 draft which brought the following to the Lions – Ziggy Ansah, Darius Slay, Larry Warford, Devin Taylor, Sam Martin, Theo Riddick along with undrafted rookies Joseph Fauria and LaAdrian Waddle. Not bad for for an individual who you dismissed as someone who did nothing.

  6. As a Dolphins Fan, I prefer Farmer, but he would be fine. He has a very long history in Scouting and Player Development. We could do a lot worse. The Dolphins are already better off by ridding themselves of J. Ireland, so any choice is a plus. I am more concerned about the OC position and hoping McAdoo snubbed others Teams waiting for his upcoming Interview. He knows the TE Spread that the Packers run and that Miami “tried” to emulate.

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