Well, this is now getting ridiculous.
After Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio declined an offer to become the Dolphins G.M. after spending two days learning all about the organization (Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald astutely pegs Caserio as a Manchurian candidate), the Dolphins moved on.
And the next guy has said no, too.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Titans V.P. of player personnel Lake Dawson also has been offered the job — and he has rejected it.
Schefter also says that Buccaneers director of player personnel Dennis Hickey and Steelers exec Omar Khan remain in the mix. Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine also is a candidate.
Khan hasn’t had a second interview. Maybe he’ll still get one. And then maybe he’ll be offered the job. And decline it.
Apart from the unmistakable message that owner Stephen Ross should be interpreting from his inability to find G.M. candidates who’d flock to South Florida, whatever happened to the subtle art of the wink-nod-we’ll-make-you-an-offer-if-you-are-prepared-to-accept-it approach to filling high-profile jobs?
Of course, if they start using that approach now, they’ll possibly never be offering the job to anyone else.