The Dolphins didn’t bring in Jim Schwartz to their reconstituted coaching staff because he said “No, thanks.”
But the former Lions head coach wasn’t the only guy with experience they were considering adding to help interim head coach Dan Campbell.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Dolphins also considered former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and former Falcons coach Mike Smith for positions on their coaching staff to help with the defense.
While each had their own issues in their last jobs, Schiano and Smith could also add some legitimacy to a defensive coaching staff that has under-delivered considering the money spent on that side of the ball.
Of course, Schiano was a guy who monitored the temperatures in meeting rooms, a level of control which probably appeals to Campbell since he’s running Oklahoma drills during his first day of practice.