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Lake Dawson passes on Dolphins job, too

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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.

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26 Responses to “Lake Dawson passes on Dolphins job, too”
  1. blantoncollier says: Jan 26, 2014 11:23 AM

    Stephen Ross meet Jimmy Haslam.

  2. lks311 says: Jan 26, 2014 11:36 AM

    Stunning in their inability to make a decision.

  3. purplengold says: Jan 26, 2014 11:39 AM

    Dolphins dry, can’t get to Lake Dawson

  4. flipola says: Jan 26, 2014 11:43 AM

    They must really have concerns about this Gaine fellow, who’ll likely wind up with the job as a last resort.

  5. getitrightflorio says: Jan 26, 2014 11:50 AM

    Wow and I thought Cleveland was bad.

  6. ajgreenhof says: Jan 26, 2014 12:00 PM

    Ouch. I guess Miami isn’t all that appealing. Football wise or city wise.

  7. slick50ks says: Jan 26, 2014 12:21 PM

    Horrible ownership has this affect on people.

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 26, 2014 1:04 PM

    Well I kept suggesting that they do more first interviews until they find the GM. I don’t see why a second interview is needed once you sit down with the person who is the true real deal a first time. That person would have made everything clear and it would be obvious that they need that person’s help. They couldn’t find that person to inspect.

  9. ubepunkedagain says: Jan 26, 2014 1:22 PM

    It is radioactive and toxic.

  10. 1historian says: Jan 26, 2014 1:24 PM

    HOW TO BUILD A WINNING ORGANIZATION,

    BY ROBERT KRAFT

    1) FIND THE RIGHT PERSON
    2) SIGN THE CHECKS
    3) STAY THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY

  11. gsb333 says: Jan 26, 2014 1:35 PM

    All of this is insane… unless the ownership of these guys’ previous teams stepped up and made promises after they took interviews… It doesn’t make sense to turn down any GM job. It’s a promotion. To take the reigns of a team far exceeds VP. Sink or swim, you take a shot.

  12. commentmcface says: Jan 26, 2014 2:30 PM

    They’re kind of like the Cleveland Browns of Florida

  13. djshnooks says: Jan 26, 2014 2:32 PM

    Nobody wants to get their faces eaten off by all crazy bath salt eating dirtbags that walk the streets of Miami.

    This is awesome entertainment though.

  14. nomadpat says: Jan 26, 2014 2:49 PM

    I find it funny…supposedly minorities don’t get equal chances at front office jobs. And then when one is offered, it gets turned down lol

  15. hdahs143 says: Jan 26, 2014 3:02 PM

    Has there been an official statement from either Dawson or Caserio? Or is this just more info “from sources close to the process”. You know. The same “sources” that said Farmer was the frontrunner right up to the point that he wasn’t.

    What passes for reporting here and with the Herald and Salguero is laughably childish crap.

    Incapable of reporting fact or sticking the actual sport, they pride themselves on cooking up unsubstantiated soap opera’s.

    You guys make Howard Cossell look like a genius.

  16. lanman11 says: Jan 26, 2014 3:08 PM

    In this instance, if they return to the old “wink and a nod” in this locker room, someone might get the wrong idea. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

    Or is that the Viking’s locker room……

    Well, you get my point.

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 26, 2014 3:29 PM

    I’m sure the last place Vikings would let them have the incompetent Rick Spielman back.

  18. cornersss says: Jan 26, 2014 3:54 PM

    is it me or are the phin s the only team that the media knows about who DOESNT get hired?

    I never hear of ANY other teams hiring rejects that are made to be gold if they got an interview with the phins.

  19. realfootballfan says: Jan 26, 2014 3:58 PM

    You mean none of these guys are rushing to get in the middle of that love fest between Philbin and Dawn Aponte, staking their front office futures on what these two idiots come up with since Stephen Ross is clueless? Shocking.

  20. packerbackersince71 says: Jan 26, 2014 4:18 PM

    Offer me the Job , I will take it !!! …Ooooooops !!! … lol

  21. suhcity says: Jan 26, 2014 5:43 PM

    The Dolphins offered the job to Will Smith?

  22. phillyphinsfan says: Jan 26, 2014 7:33 PM

    HOW TO BUILD A WINNING ORGANIZATION,

    BY ROBERT KRAFT

    1) FIND THE RIGHT PERSON WHO IS WILLING TO CHEAT
    2) SIGN THE CHECKS AND GIVE YOUR SUPER BOWL RING TO THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA
    3) LIE TILL YA DIE!

  23. rjj600 says: Jan 26, 2014 7:56 PM

    The Miami Herald should dump Armando. He has nothing good to say and Florio should stop listening to what that knuckle head has to say. It is very apparent Armando has an ax to grind with the Organization. He was completely wrong on the reporting of the Incognito/Martin situation. He should learn to do some real investigative reporting and stop with the un named Dolphins source. We all know who the unnamed source is, first name Armando.

  24. hdahs143 says: Jan 26, 2014 8:14 PM

    realfootballfan says: Jan 26, 2014 3:58 PM

    You mean none of these guys are rushing to get in the middle of that love fest between Philbin and Dawn Aponte, staking their front office futures on what these two idiots come up with since Stephen Ross is clueless? Shocking.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And you have proof of this “love fest” between Philbin and Aponte? Or does this come from “a source close to the process”? And I hate to break it to you, but self made billionaire are typically anything but idiots.

    But you as a “realfootballfan” believe everything you read, especially that which comes from the fountain of speculation and innuendo, known as Armando Salguero.

    Shocking.

  25. annes22 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:17 PM

    I don’t understand how everyone on here thinks they know the Miami Dolphins. What I read here is ridiculous, just wait until next season and then
    ‘criticize. There are plenty of bad organizations out there, with all sorts of stories. Plenty of bad teams and plenty of bad reporters too. They need a story so they invent it.

  26. beachsidejames says: Jan 26, 2014 11:19 PM

    everyone is ragging on the fins but maybe these guys really don’t have the ability required to turn any francise around. Forget hiring out to those that don’t want it …give it to the in-house guy or women that does.

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