ESPN retracts report that Chan Gailey is out in Miami

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After reporting that the Dolphins would not retain offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, ESPN has now retracted the report.

ESPN, which reported both on TV and on its website that Gailey was out, appears to have been fooled by a prankster posing as Adam Schefter on Twitter. Someone at ESPN saw the fake Schefter tweet, thought it was really Schefter and then passed it along so that both SportsCenter and ESPN.com passed along the report, attributing it to Schefter.

“ESPN published an incorrect story on Monday involving Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey,” a statement at ESPN.com now says. “The story has been removed from ESPN.com, and replaced with this correction. The story was also mentioned on the 1 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter.”

The Dolphins have not said whether Gailey will be back next year.

14 responses to “ESPN retracts report that Chan Gailey is out in Miami

  1. Should – –
    Get Mike Shula and have him work with Tua and you know he will stay there a long time as no one is hiring him to be the head coach – stick with one system and not change every year and re sign Fitz

  2. Chan Gailey’s love for the people of Buffalo was overwhelming conversely Chan’s short passing game plan was underwhelming!

    I’m only guessing but Chan’s departure from the Dolphins will occur before the NFL draft.

  3. A sad end for Miami. Now it’s time for the coaches to see what needs to be done to help Miami to add more talent. The draft will be hers soon. Bill

  4. How does this man hang on? Someone tell me where he has won! He is best known for passing on Randy Moss when he was the Cowboys Head Coach!

  5. Tua needed to sit on the bench for a year. Miami could have stood a chance of winning that game had their offense been 100% on target. It wasn’t enough for their defense to have to carry the offense.

  6. Fitz needs to retire. The fins need to get a coordinator from this era and I never liked him the last time he was in Miami either. Draft well and take the best tackle and linebacker available in first round. Draft best wr and rb available in 2nd round. Harris should be there early 2nd and looks like a beast. Gaskin and Salmon are good depth backs to spell Harris.

  7. I feel bad for Fitz … hoping he could have played in the postseason but the defense played their worst game.

  8. mytor1962 says:
    January 4, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Fitz needs to retire. The fins need to get a coordinator from this era and I never liked him the last time he was in Miami either. Draft well and take the best tackle and linebacker available in first round. Draft best wr and rb available in 2nd round. Harris should be there early 2nd and looks like a beast. Gaskin and Salmon are good depth backs to spell Harris.
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    Valid points except going for the best WR with the number 3 pick is the needed direction. Parker is not elite even when healthy, Bowden Jr. is good but all the other wide receivers are practice players and not roster players. Wilson should be back after opting out due to covid-19 (that’s if Miami stays with Tua and do not draft a QB @ number 3)

  9. I’d take Jamar Chase at number 3 and Jalen Waddle at 18, Waddle is a bigger Tyreek Hill and possibly faster plus he runs every route in the tree plus could slip to 18 due to the broken ankle from earlier this year. If available, grab Najee Harris with our first 2nd round pick and maybe grab Daniel Faalele OT with the second 2nd round pick. The Faalele pick is contingent on his shuttle time at the combine and the availability of any better ranked OLmen. We do need 2 high caliber WR’s we have none currently. And we need a stud RB and OL help. Give Tua weapons and protection and a full year to see if he is the guy, if not, draft a QB next year.

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