Miami Dolphins Coaching Search: Is Brian Billick the Answer?

Jorden Bonanno@JordenBonannoCorrespondent IJanuary 2, 2012

BALTIMORE - 2007:  Brian Billick of the Baltimore Ravens poses for his 2007 NFL headshot at photo day in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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After the win against the Jets yesterday, the Miami Dolphins' team realizes that this season is over and it is time to start preparing for next season. The biggest need right now with Miami is finding a head coach.

There are many candidates out there, some with more experience than others, but the bottom line is that there will be a new head coach for the Miami Dolphins come next season.

Miami sits in a tough position in relation to other teams who will possibly be looking for new coaches as well. Some of those teams possibly being the St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Diego Chargers.

There are rumors that St. Louis is going to bring in San Diego GM A.J. Smith if he is fired from the Chargers, and if that happens, then there is a big possibility that A.J. Smith brings in Jon Gruden as the head coach for the Rams. 

There are also rumors that Norv Turner will be fired from San Diego, as they have already apparently interviewed Bill Cowher for the position. Of course, these are only rumors and nobody knows if they are true.  

After those two names, the only other big candidates out there are Brian Billick and Jeff Fisher.

Out of these two possible coaches, the guy I see with the most potential is Brian Billick. Brian is an offensively-oriented coach, which is a need on the Dolphins, and has experience with Mike Nolan, Miami's defensive coordinator. They both worked together in Baltimore.  

Brian Billick is a proven winner with a Super Bowl title under his belt. He has drive and confidence and is not intimidated by other coaches. 

He has already released a statement saying that he was interested in the coaching job in Miami. If Stephen Ross wants experience, then Billick may be his guy.

Whoever the head coach may be, there will definitely by high hopes for this team next season. Let's hope Ross and Ireland are wise with their decision and pick the best overall candidate for this job.