Dolphins to interview Coyle for defensive coordinator job


Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy reportedly thought that his unwillingness to make Todd Bowles his defensive coordinator in Miami knocked him out of the running for the Dolphins top job.

But it doesn’t appear that Joe Philbin is going to keep Bowles either.

Philbin has allowed Bowles to pursue other jobs, according to the Miami Herald. The two men will speak again on Wednesday for an update on Bowles’ status, but Philbin appears to be looking elsewhere. Bowles had the support of the Dolphins front office.

Alex Marvez of reports that Bengals secondary coach Kevin Coyle will interview with Philbin for the defensive coordinator job.

The Herald also confirmed speculation that Philbin is interested in Mike Sherman as his offensive coordinator, if Sherman doesn’t get the head coaching job with the Bucs. Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo is another candidate to be the Dolphins offensive coordinator.

25 responses to “Dolphins to interview Coyle for defensive coordinator job

  1. You guys do a great job of covering the coaching moves in the offseason. Too often do people forget that these personnel changes impact a team a lot more than free agent player signings do.

  2. I’ve been a big fan of Ben McAdoo’s work in GB. With the exception of Finley’s case of the dropsies this season, he’s generally maximized the talent he’s been given.

    However, I think the best choice of a first-time HC is to hire at least one coordinator with previous HC experience, which would be Mike Sherman.

  3. Any front office with a functioning brain amongst them lets the head coach be in charge of key staff choices. He has to have people with whom he is philosophically in tune and can easily work with. Its his job on the line if they screw up so he’d better have someone he knows was his own choice and not a left-over.
    Owners who want to meddle in this area need to have the IRS consider their personal investment a hobby instead of a business.

  4. Never before in the history of sports has one sports town simultaneously had two teams with an assistant coach named McAdoo (Elias SportsBureau).

  5. Can anyone think of a name that connotes the act of taking a dump better than “McAdoo”?

  6. As a Bengals fan, I wish teams would make a decision on Zimmer (or Zimmer on a team) so we know whether we need a DC.
    I can’t Mike Brown letting both Zimmer AND Coyle go in the same year.
    If both of those guys leave this late in the game we are going to be left to comb the scrap heap for coaches!
    Jack Del Rio – please keep your cell phone on… Marvin may be calling.

  7. Sherman goes to the Browns as an OC (if he doesn’t get the Bucs job) because he’ll have an owner that stays out of the football end and is letting Sherman’s friend – Mike Holmgren – run the organization.

    All the Dolphins have to offer is the HC that Sherman knows some, as well as an owner that is putting himself in he same category as Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder – and like the Dolphins, the Cowboys and Redskins watch the playoffs at home every year.

    The Browns are building correctly, Sherman would fit perfectly. And if Pat Shurmur doesn’t evolve into a quality NFL HC, then Sherman can be promoted to the job.

    The Dolphins are a dead end for him.

  8. Tashkalucy, what exactly is your evidence that the Browns are building “correctly”? The fact that Mike Holmgren’s name is attatched to the front office? It sure looked like Miami was being built “correctly” a few years back under Parcells.

    Actually, Holmgren’s career trajectory is shaping up quite similar to Parcells, i.e., great coach who gets diminishing results with each subsequent stop. Holmgren won a Super Bowl in GB, lost the Super Bowl in Seattle, so now… what exactly is left for Browns fans, except for the knowledge that Holmgren isn’t using his greatest strength (i.e., being a head coach) to helping the Browns win games?

    Last I checked Holmgren wasted a year by keeping Mangini, hired a new first time HC who has proved nothing, hasn’t found a franchise QB, or a dominant receiver/TE, or a decent RB… you get the picture.

    I’m not saying Miami is in a much better spot, and yes, Cleveland did beat the Phins this year, but there is better talent on both sides of the ball.

    Neither team will amount to much until the QB issue is solved. But to surmise that Cleveland is in better hands… that may yet turn out to be the case, but we haven’t seen it yet. As Dolphins fans have repeatedly found out (Jimmy Johnson, Nick Satan, Bill Parcells), a big name in charge is only guarantees one thing- a big name in charge.

  9. seanthegreatest says:
    Jan 24, 2012 12:12 PM
    What is wrong with Nolan???? I’m all for a new O coordinator, but why make any changes on D? Granted they had a slow start, but they finished strong.
    Nolan bailed and is now the Falcons DC

  10. Ignore Taskalucy. It’s a troll and sad it lives in CLE where LeBron couldn’t get out of that hellhole fast enough and the Hear even took Norris Cole, a CLE boy. CLE sucks. They could have picks 1-5 in the draft and still find a way to screw it up.

  11. I told you the defense would suffer badly next year. Only someone who didn’t have a clue about putting together a defensive staff would hire from one of the worst organizations in the league. Shouldn’t fix what wasn’t broken.

  12. Well, this guy won’t want the old regimes coaches… Miami seems to be the only team in the league that tries to force coordinators down the throat of new hires. It doesn’t work out… get over it, let Bowles get a DC job on another team – he deserves it.

  13. What is wrong with Nolan???? I’m all for a new O coordinator, but why make any changes on D? Granted they had a slow start, but they finished strong.


    Dummy where were you the entire season? Nolan is gone, and so be it, he couldn’t get his defense to play pee-wee ball for 8 weeks. And our O? Our O coordinator (Daboll) ROCKED!!!! He posted more 4th quarter points than any powerhouse O in the league… just look it up.

  14. @1972wasalongtimeago says: Jan 24, 2012 9:47 AM

    “Can anyone think of a name that connotes the act of taking a dump better than “McAdoo”?”

    I could if I knew your last name.

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