The Dolphins are proceeding deliberately in their search for a General Manager, but apparently went into hurry up mode for a moment.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Dolphins “made a late attempt to hire” new Buccaneers G.M. Jason Licht once they found out about Tampa Bay’s interest.
If true, it adds another embarrassing layer to a process which has reportedly turned off a number of prospective candidates.
If Licht was someone they were interested in hiring, it shouldn’t have taken interest from another to spark the process. The fact they haven’t otherwise made a choice with Licht off the table underscores how much of a mess it has been.
The Dolphins didn’t send their coaching staff to Mobile for the Senior Bowl, and they don’t have a General Manager, and don’t seem to be in a hurry to get one hired.
It’s the personnel equivalent of the Browns coaching search, and it’s not a good look for either of them.