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Marc Ross hasn’t interviewed for Dolphins job

Dolphins AP

At one point during the Dolphins’ process of searching for a new G.M., Giants V.P. of player evaluation Marc Ross reportedly was slated to be interviewed.

He hasn’t.  It’s unclear whether he will.

Via Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com, the chatter at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama is that candidates are being steered away from the job.

If true, it’s not a surprise.  Multiple candidates have rebuffed the Dolphins, amid persistent talk of dysfunction and competing agendas.  The handling of the Davone Bess situation potentially makes the job even less attractive, since the new G.M. will have to change an apparent hardball “gotcha” culture that resulted in the Dolphins reportedly snookering the Browns.

The job of G.M. is hard enough when the organization doesn’t need to be fixed.  The degree of difficulty with the Dolphins could make any viable candidates with options opt to do something else.

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27 Responses to “Marc Ross hasn’t interviewed for Dolphins job”
  1. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Jan 21, 2014 11:07 PM

    “The job of G.M. is hard enough when the organization doesn’t need to be fixed.”

    It seems to me anytime a new GM has to be hired, there are organization problems.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 21, 2014 11:18 PM

    They still should try to find a new candidate that can win the job without needing the second interview. Then they will be in good hands.

  3. elmustardo says: Jan 21, 2014 11:29 PM

    Dolphins stuck with scraps.

    Worst job in football.

  4. mrcogburn says: Jan 21, 2014 11:38 PM

    Not real sure what kind of bogeyman the media is trying to whip up here, but a job at the NFL level is a job at the NFL level. The “persistent talk of dysfunction” is only persistent because of a persistent yellow journalism that doesn’t REPORT the news, it CREATES the news.

  5. bsizemore68 says: Jan 21, 2014 11:43 PM

    Perhaps no one can measure up to there high standards, so much for the joke, it will all turn out ok, when you are at the bottom, only one way to go. UP. We hope. Bill

  6. Winston says: Jan 21, 2014 11:46 PM

    Owner Stephen Ross seems like he’s incredibly loyal with the people he builds trust with. Look at Coach Philbin – he didn’t get axed. He was personally hand picked by Ross and so will the new GM. These are Ross’ guys and they’re gonna be backed 100% by him. Hopefully they can find a young and upcoming talent evaluator whose looking to make his mark. I heard Ray Farmer fits that description.

  7. paleandpasty says: Jan 21, 2014 11:47 PM

    I would buy your argument if there were more trades in football. In my opinion it seems like a team on average does about one trade per year.

  8. djbasx007 says: Jan 21, 2014 11:58 PM

    Awesome! another failed article by failio bashing the fins. you really need to get a life! journalism at its finest.

  9. craniator says: Jan 22, 2014 12:13 AM

    Oh , please ! Miami got next to nothing from Cleveland for Davone Bess — all they did was swap 5th round picks ; the move amounted to Miami moving up ten spots so so in the 5th round. Will these press pundits never stop in their seemingly unending obsession to try and slam the Dolphins every chance they get ?

  10. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Jan 22, 2014 12:14 AM

    Remember in like week 3 or 4 when there was phin fans talking about how tannehill was quietly becoming the next Brady and leading the dolphins to a division championship? Man, this franchise sure did a 180 since then.

  11. chapmanb2014 says: Jan 22, 2014 12:17 AM

    What a joke…….4 games into the season everybody was on the Dolphin bandwagon and Philbin was a coach of the year candidate. The fins have a ton of holes but it is not a bad situation to be in at all.

    The owner is willing to spend and he butts out of the majority of football decisions. Miami is in great salary cap position and they have all of their picks in the upcoming draft. Ohh and by the way they reside in great state that has no income tax which tends to be favorable for young millionaires.

    They will be fine.

  12. nickyleacy says: Jan 22, 2014 12:33 AM

    “The handling of the Davone Bess situation potentially makes the job even less attractive, since the new G.M. will have to change an apparent hardball “gotcha” culture that resulted in the Dolphins reportedly snookering the Browns.”

    This is like saying the position of starting QB for the Denver Broncos was less attractive, since the new QB had to change the “I’m gonna miss my receiver by 10 yards” culture that Tim Tebow had created.

    Jeff Ireland’s dysfunction leaves with Jeff Ireland.

  13. dirtdawg54 says: Jan 22, 2014 12:53 AM

    Okay, okay. I will accept an interview request. Sheesh.

  14. aspensoar says: Jan 22, 2014 1:20 AM

    You said:
    “the new G.M. will have to change an apparent hardball “gotcha” culture that resulted in the Dolphins reportedly snookering the Browns.”

    Not that I’m disagreeing when it comes to Davone Bess, but the Dolphins also traded Vontae Davis who went crazy last year. They also let Sean Smith, Jake Long, Reggie Bush and Karlos Dansby walk. All of who performed remarkably better when they left Miami. Trading with the Dolphins might, in fact, ensure that a player is going to be good. Bess seems like the exception to that rule.

  15. Winston says: Jan 22, 2014 1:52 AM

    Owner Stephen Ross seems like he’s incredibly loyal with the people he builds trust with. Look at Coach Philbin – he didn’t get axed. He was personally hand picked by Ross and so will the new GM. These are Ross’ guys and they’re gonna be backed 100% by him. Hopefully they can find a young and upcoming talent evaluator whose looking to make his mark. I heard Ray Farmer fits that description.

  16. mackie66 says: Jan 22, 2014 5:52 AM

    What Ross has done to my boy-hood football team should be a crime. We went from Don Shula to Joe Philbin. Philbin, who refuses to attend the Senior Bowl practices states he’s busy with other Dolphin business. Scouting new talent is not worthy of being Dolphin business ? What a colossal F-up Philbin has turned out to be. Dolfans will not forget, anytime soon, the last two games of this season when the Dolphins, with the playoffs in sight, pull a colossal FUPA to lose both games while scoring (1) one TD. And the “Pacer” still has his job.
    Mr. Ross you and your management has become the laughing stock of the NFL,,,enjoy.
    So, I guess its time to move on,,,,Go Jets!!

  17. anonymous135 says: Jan 22, 2014 7:28 AM

    It’s one thing to to turn down due to ethics.. it’s another when people turn down the chance because it’s harder than it otherwise would be.

    I’d love the opportunity to put my own stamp on a franchise and turn it around from dysfunctional joke of league and into a global model organization.

    You have an owner dedicated to that cause.

    This is’t Jerry Jones or Al Davis or some meddlesome owner…

    That being said, the owner deserves some blame like the Harbough fiasco while having a coach under contract still…

  18. vaphinfan says: Jan 22, 2014 7:34 AM

    So people are being steered away from dolphins job because bess posted an online picture of himself smoking weed? Thats all he did before the trade hallened. The dolphins then traded him, he then assualted a police officer while playing with the browns and the dolphins pulled one over the browns? Good try Florio. Why would someone be steered away. They’ve improved the last two years with Philbin and have a improving young qb who scores when the game is on the line. Yeah you have the “bullying” incident but isnt that what the nfl is doing for the show hard knocks…….bullying a team into doing it. Its not like they have a past of cheating or letting people play that commited double murders on the team.

  19. thesmartest1 says: Jan 22, 2014 7:45 AM

    I’m available and we’ll move to South Florida.

  20. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says: Jan 22, 2014 7:47 AM

    Isn’t the exact point of a GM to fix the perceived problems of the past? If everything was all fine and dandy then Ireland would still be in charge. Articles like these drive me nuts; the only new info you listed was a link to someone else’s article. This just in, Tom Hanks hasn’t interviewed either…

  21. finsfan280 says: Jan 22, 2014 8:36 AM

    1st, S. Ross has been out of the country for a week and a half so of course M. Ross hasn’t been interviewed yet. 2nd, Stop blaming organizations for the players actions, players need to stand up and be accountable for their own actions(all people for that matter). 3rd, weather the fins knew or not is irrelevant, the browns made a draft day trade in a buyer beware market. 4th, why does every writer think they need to vilify the Miami Dolphins? i feel like the sports writers in every sport are the really bullies in this industry. 5th, this GM job is 1 of 32. if its offered you take it period (except for those line for another GM spot i.e. Da Costa). There have been a lot of teams that have been historically bad (lions, bucs) yet people still took those GM jobs when they came available. S. Ross is taking his time in making this choice….thats all.

  22. thehawg says: Jan 22, 2014 9:14 AM

    Dolphins should have promoted Mike Sherman to GM.

  23. sod61 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:18 AM

    I own a company with around 35 employees. When we have an opening I tell my managers not to hire someone just to hire someone, make sure we check out applicants and keep looking if need be. I cannot understand for the life of me with Ross having his first GM hire being so important, that the media and fans are so critical of him taking his time to hopefully make the right decision. I will say usually, your first gut instinct if you have 2 good applicants is usually the right one.

  24. crookfactory says: Jan 22, 2014 9:54 AM

    @mackie66: Thank you from everyone for coming out of hiding and showing your true nature as a jets fan

  25. jetrainer says: Jan 22, 2014 10:39 AM

    I’m a Dolphins fan, which means I can believe anything! On a serious note, many agents will advise their talent to decline or drop out if they’re not the front runner. Especially if they are interviewing with the lower ranked 16 teams. Not being selected for a job with the Broncos, Seahawks, Patriots, Packers, etc. is one thing, but being overlooked by Jacksonville, Cleveland, and unfortunately for me, the Dolphins isn’t a good career builder.

    I have to believe that a guy who can make over 4 billion dollars from scratch (that’s 4,000 millions) can find good advice (after all he did go after Harbaugh – who cares about Sparano, and Peyton early if not first). Why wouldn’t Ross try to get someone from the final four championship contenders? He may claim to be transparent, but that doesn’t mean see-through…

  26. laxcoach37 says: Jan 22, 2014 10:53 AM

    Hey MACKIE66

    Please do move on and become a Jets Fan! Who needs you… after all we might be dysfunctional and a fraction from the Playoff, but your Jets have one miracle win in 69″ and is worldwide considered the genuine Circus of the NFL. They need you there.

    The reason why Florio writes this junk is he’s a Pats Homer (and currently a sore loser). Yeah, I am sure no one wants to be a millionaire with a dream job in a dream location: Miami. The poor sucker that gets this job.

  27. daddyb1gdrawz says: Jan 22, 2014 12:15 PM

    I do not understand with this constant bashing of Miami. How is the organization dysfunctional? It seems to me they are doing their best to hire the right candidate. Sure, there were a couple candidates who declined. If I was GM I would want to go to a team that needed talent upgrades so that you get judged on improvement. I also think Stephen Ross is getting a bad rep on this site. He is not Jerry Jones or Daniel Snyder. He is not involved with player personnel decisions. He hires those folks and let them do their jobs. And I am tired of folks saying Miami is a poor player atmosphere because of the Martin situation when every freaking team does the same thing Incognito is accused of. I cannot wait until this report comes out.

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