The end of the 2013 Miami Dolphins was a well-documented collapse and utter implosion of a team with the easiest road to a playoff berth with two weeks remaining.
As Fins fans everywhere gained excitement over the possibility of seeing the team reach the postseason for the first time since 2008, that excitement was still stained with trepidation.
Fans had seen the inconsistencies and ineptitude of the Miami Dolphins offense throughout the season, despite flashes of brilliance from players at times.
There was always that cautious optimism that was tagged with doubt.
What if the Dolphins choked?
Now here we sit in the fresh year of 2014 with that exact scenario in the rear-view mirror. While Dolphins fans attempt to heal their aching hearts, a late Christmas gift of consolation has been delivered by Santa Claus Ross, as the owner has terminated the contract of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.
The Dolphins ranked 27th in total offense in 2013 and only managed seven points total in the team's final two games. Additionally, the Dolphins ranked 29th in rushing attempts per game, an absurdly questionable number considering the team surrendered a franchise-record 58 sacks on quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Now the team is faced with the task of replacing Sherman at the offensive coordinator position, and here are a few candidates to look for.