Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy appears to be the favorite for the Dolphins coaching job. Or at least he thinks so.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that McCoy took his name out of the running for the Raiders head coaching job Wednesday, telling them he no longer wanted to interview in Oakland.
The Raiders reportedly weren’t thrilled about the snub, but McCoy led them to believe he was the favorite for the Dolphins job and didn’t want to jeopardize his chances. McCoy is interviewing with the Dolphins again Thursday. He was set to meet the Raiders Wednesday.
It’s possible McCoy could be using his second interview in Miami to avoid an interview in Oakland he didn’t want to go through with, but we doubt it.
Dolphins secondary coach Todd Bowles and Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin did their second interviews on Wednesday. They were told by the Dolphins they went “great.”
Bowles looks like the biggest underdog. He was on the staff last year, which isn’t the type of fresh start Miami was looking for. If they thought Bowles was the guy to lead them into the future, shouldn’t they know it by now?
Salguero writes that there is a lot of “behind-the-scenes” lobbying for each candidate. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has hinted that G.M. Jeff Ireland and advisor Carl Peterson have had different ideas about what the team should be looking for.
Throw in the fact the Dolphins swung and missed on Jeff Fisher and it feels like more of the same in Miami.