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Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg could both be appealing candidates for the Dolphins head coaching job
Historically, whenever the Dolphins are in the market for a head coach, they get whomever they want.
When Don Shula retired in 1995, Wayne Huizenga lured Jimmy Johnson out of his fishing boat and onto the sidelines. When Dave Wannstedt was ousted, Huizenga enticed Nick Saban to test pro waters. When Saban bolted for 'Bama, the Dolphins pinned Cam Cameron, who was a hotshot coordinator.
So there's no reason to believe that Stephen Ross will concentrate all of his efforts on Bill Cowher when he might not even be the hottest name on the market.
Coaches like Jon Gruden and Jeff Fischer might be up for grabs, Andy Reid could become available, and coordinators like Marty Mornhinweg and Joe Philbin will attract league-wide attention.
Pursuing a recently fired head coach or poaching a hotshot coordinator might be a better option than bringing in Cowher, who has been away from the game for five years.