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Ross will talk to Marino about a job with the Dolphins

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Dan Marino could be returning to the Dolphins.  For what would be his third tour.

A few years after ending his Hall of Fame playing career, Marino had a shot of espresso with the team in an executive role for which he wasn’t suited.

Amid speculation that Marino, whose stint with CBS ended earlier this year, will return to the front office, owner Stephen Ross has acknowledged that discussions on a reunion will occur.

Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Ross acknowledged at last week’s league meetings that he’ll talk to Marino about a job, but that Ross has “no idea” what it will entail.

Whatever it entails, it probably shouldn’t entail whatever it entailed the last time around, because Marino quickly decided it didn’t fit with his skills or desires.  He perhaps could best serve either as an ambassador for a team that desperately needs to strengthen its bond with Miami or as a peacemaker for a front office that has been awash of late in dysfunction.

Regardless of the specifics, it’s important both for Marino and the Dolphins that the third stint goes more like his first one — and less like his second.

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35 Responses to “Ross will talk to Marino about a job with the Dolphins”
  1. misterdreamer119 says: Mar 31, 2014 9:49 AM

    how Bout QB?

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 31, 2014 9:49 AM

    Griffin has surpassed Marino, but Dan’s still a Hall of Famer so I respect him. The Dolphins should sign him to be the QB because Tannehill is awful. #HTTR

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 31, 2014 9:51 AM

    Sounds like a good idea to explore. This team needs serious leadership and vision at the top and they currently aren’t getting that from their Owner or GM. They need help in a big way.

  4. jetrainer says: Mar 31, 2014 9:55 AM

    If this actually happens Marino’s role would have to be tangible and real. I think Dan should be the guy that Hickey, Philbin, and Aponte reports to. This would eliminate the “perceived” notion that Ross is an absentee owner. Dan would then report to Ross, referring problems, disputes, and serious matters to Ross to resolve with Dan, and / or the parties involved. Marino is loved and trusted in Miami, he must have real authority!

  5. chuckh13 says: Mar 31, 2014 9:55 AM

    His a winner !!

  6. intelligent cement says: Mar 31, 2014 9:57 AM

    Marino would do well to stay away from that dumpster fire until Ross sells the team.

  7. finsfaninsc says: Mar 31, 2014 9:57 AM

    I think Ross will bring him in some simple PR role to begin with, see how he handles it and take it from there. Elway had to start some way too.

  8. iamkillerfin says: Mar 31, 2014 10:02 AM

    A great idea Marino is a leader & if Elway can do it there should be no reason He can’t!!!

  9. ghost26 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:08 AM

    ‘Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Ross acknowledged at last week’s league meetings that he’ll talk to Marino about a job, but that Ross has “no idea” what it will entail.’

    No idea. Ha!!! That’s exactly what he knows about running a team. Just hire Marino & Jason Taylor as ‘advisers’ & even if they just stand around at photo opportunities–at least it will appear like we’re not completely incompetent.

  10. ebr362 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:09 AM

    thestrategyexpert says:Mar 31, 2014 9:51 AM

    Sounds like a good idea to explore. This team needs serious leadership and vision at the top and they currently aren’t getting that from their Owner or GM. They need help in a big way.
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    Where I agree this team is in need of new leadership, I look at that need as in the lockerroom, not upper mngt. Ross showed he is growing as an owner by getting rid of Ireland and hiring Hickey. He has done an admireable job so far as a new GM, solid moves/signings. I have no idea where Dan will fit in, but his experience back when the team had a good rep certainly cant hurt.

  11. whatnojets says: Mar 31, 2014 10:11 AM

    That certainly to a long time but I guess everything moves very slowly in The Retirement State

  12. smalltownqb says: Mar 31, 2014 10:19 AM

    We all know Marino is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Ambassador sounds about right.

  13. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Mar 31, 2014 10:23 AM

    Elway was a better QB then Marino and actually won a few Super Bowls. It’s funny how this has also held true after Football were Elway has become a proven executive and Marino is going on failed attempt number three.

  14. mwcarolina says: Mar 31, 2014 10:25 AM

    It depends on Dan. In my book if Dan wants a role like Elway wants, then Miami should consider it. But does Dan want that is the question

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 31, 2014 10:34 AM

    ^
    They made a couple of signings, but I don’t see much trade activity to stimulate that much of a grand change or overhaul. I just think there’s a lot of complex layers of different things going on that they don’t seem to have a very good handle on at this point. I’m kind of confused about the direction and goals of this team.

  16. ebr362 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:35 AM

    Comments would have so much more value/respect if a high percentage of them were’t ridiculous uninformed cheap shots from oposing teams fans.

  17. jimjets says: Mar 31, 2014 10:57 AM

    I suggest he run the team

    signed,

    jets, bills and pats fans everywhere

  18. bennyb82 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:15 AM

    Having a guy like Marino around would, at the very least, keep players in line. I could be wrong but I would want to present myself well at all times if I was around a HOF QB from the team I am playing for.

  19. ebr362 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:21 AM

    thestrategyexpert says:Mar 31, 2014 10:34 AM

    ^
    They made a couple of signings, but I don’t see much trade activity to stimulate that much of a grand change or overhaul. I just think there’s a lot of complex layers of different things going on that they don’t seem to have a very good handle on at this point. I’m kind of confused about the direction and goals of this team.
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    Trade activity? Maybe I am missing something but show me any team with “trade activity”.
    I think all the things that have been brought to light has given Ross, an inexperienced NFL owner, a very good grasp of what is going on within his franchise and is a crash course in ownership. He cut ties with one of the biggest problems, Ireland and made sure Incognito and Jerry weren’t resigned and traded away Martin. That coupled with some very intirgueing signings makes for ALOT of activity. So far Hickey has proven a wise hire and we’ll learn more aftewr the draft. In a franchise rocked by such a public scandel, the steps taken so far are encouraging, imo.

  20. igotgamenj says: Mar 31, 2014 11:32 AM

    Marino Was clearly the far more prolific and superior passing QB (Destroys Elway in TD/INT ratio and has the edge in Comp%, TD%, INT%, YPA, QB rating and pretty much every other passing stat you can think of)

    Was 2-1 against Elway and badly outplayed him in head to head meetings (Marino against Broncos: 74-
    118, 62.7 Comp%, 888 yards, 7 TDs, 3 INTs, 7.5 YPA, 94.88 QB rating, Elway against Dolphins: 45-96, 46.9 Comp%, 583 yards, 1 TDs, 3 INTs, 6.1 YPA, 56.9 QB rating)

  21. scmems07 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:38 AM

    if i had 3 wishes i would use one on marino being in his prime in this era of the “passing” nfl, dan would shatter passing records just like he did back in the day. he could probably still throw the ball better than a lot of qb’s now.

  22. willycents says: Mar 31, 2014 11:48 AM

    Ross watched Jerrah get his glesses cleaned in the suite. He wants Marino to be his “glasses cleaning” employee.

  23. johnniemayes says: Mar 31, 2014 11:58 AM

    Elway is way more qualified to run a football team than Marino. Elway ran and co-owned the Colorado Crush arena football team where he won a championship. Elway’s dad was a long time coach and scout and he passed a lot of his wisdom on to John. Plus, since taking over the Broncos he has won 3 straight divisions, one with Tebow, back to back #1 AFC seed and a Super Bowl berth. Marino has 2 failed attempts and no history that says he’s capable of building a successful program. No comparison here.

  24. shuzaam says: Mar 31, 2014 12:04 PM

    LET HIM SHOW TANNEHILL HOW TO THROW THE LONG BALL!!!!!

  25. 11stanleycups says: Mar 31, 2014 12:31 PM

    President, Football Operations. Let Hickey and Aponte report to him. Dan instantly brings credibility to the organization.

    As for Elway, he has a lot of front office support but without Peyton Manning, he’s just another guy.

  26. ctgiant says: Mar 31, 2014 12:48 PM

    Like in many real business, the top guy has to “look good”, for Ross, Marino at the top looks real good, it says “were back to being a high quality organization”.
    Dan Marino name should go along way to re-capure some much needed trust, and even sell some tickets?
    CT GIANT

  27. uberMensch() says: Mar 31, 2014 12:57 PM

    Hey, if Elway can do it in Denver, why not Marino in Miami right??? /smh

  28. 1uniquename says: Mar 31, 2014 1:01 PM

    Name the Seattle Seahawks owner. Owners arent important as long as they spend money. We need smart football people and that’s it and Dan was a great player but I’m not sure if he’s the answer for this team executive wise.

  29. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Mar 31, 2014 1:42 PM

    I hope he takes the job and finally gets that super bowl ring.

    Go Dolphins

  30. arrghmakeitstop says: Mar 31, 2014 1:58 PM

    I just hope there is pizza, pot roast, you know, guy food, involved.

  31. fdugrad says: Mar 31, 2014 4:45 PM

    To what, I wonder is his skill set for the front office suited?

  32. fishyinalittledishy says: Mar 31, 2014 6:09 PM

    With the rules in place for today’s QB ‘s and Receivers Marino would be blowing every record out of the water and would be inventing new records. It’s laughable how you can compare today’s records with the old ones, we all know its a different game. But that aside the only thing that matters is championships if you finish second your last, end off. Marino is a huge name in Miami made even more legendary with every season of dross that goes bye at alarming regularity but that’s all he is a name, what job he could do is beyond me.

  33. phinjunky1985 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:52 PM

    The only Super Bowls that Elway won were the two years that the Denver Broncos were fined for, because they payed their free agents money under the table to keep them before the season started. They would have lost those players to other teams and should have. That’s why the Shanahans can’t get back to a Super Bowl because they only knew how to cheat to get there.

  34. mackie66 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:01 PM

    Marino has enough sense to know the only ties he has to the Dolphins is he use to play for them many yrs ago,,,,and thats it. Marino owes them nothing and won’t jump into bed with that idiot Ross for no amount of money.

  35. ghent32 says: Apr 1, 2014 7:54 AM

    I disagree somewhat with avoiding real responsibility, as the article suggests. I don’t believe for a minute than Dan will be brought in as a “figure-head”, Dan is way too competitive for that.

    I don’t believe that Dan was ready for that job back then, I do believe he is now, and I think seeing what John Elway has done in Denver lights the fire in him. Don’t tell me Marino can’t do that job because of his lack of experience either because if I remember correctly, Elway had no experience either. Bring Dan in as a shadow role for a year or two so that he can learn the ropes – them move him up to a decison-making position.

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