Why Fisher to Rams Is a Good Thing for the Miami Dolphins

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Why Fisher to Rams Is a Good Thing for the Miami Dolphins
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Jeff Fisher has narrowed his coaching decision down to two teams: the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams. Fisher was impressed with both teams and isn't counting either of them out. 

He has not yet decided on which team he wants to coach for, but Howard Balzer of 101Sports.com reports that rumors show he might be headed to St. Louis.

Fisher will make his decision within the next week or so based on the qualities that he wants in an NFL team. Many people believe that he will choose to be with the Rams because they have a franchise quarterback in Sam Bradford, whereas the Dolphins are unaware of who their long-term QB might be. 

Some 'Fins fans might be disappointed if Fisher does intend to go to St. Louis, while most others will be relieved.

Miami is not his place.

Fisher is a defensive-minded, run-first coach, and Miami needs the exact opposite. Mike Nolan has turned the Dolphins into a top defense. The real issue on this team is that Miami lacks an elite offense. 

Fisher went to the playoffs only six times in his 16-season career, and went to the Super Bowl once, coming up short. 

Don't get me wrong, Fisher has had a reasonable coaching career, but I do not think he has anything left to offer. Stephen Ross might want that big-name coach to boost his sales, but this is not the way to do it.  

Find a great coach, and produce a winning team. That is how you boost sales, Mr. Ross—not by hiring a rusty celebrity coach.

Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross must find the right guy for the job. Ross did say in his press conference after the firing of Sparano that he wanted to find a young Don Shula.

Why not bring in Rob Chudzinski and Mike Shula from the Panthers?  

The fact of the matter is that nobody knows what goes on inside of Stephen Ross' head. Let's just hope that he might make the right move this time around.

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