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In his weekly column, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter wrote about the Dolphins head coaching search. Schefter wrote:
Ross undoubtedly will look to hire a head-coaching star. He might opt to pursue former Titans coach Jeff Fisher or former Steelers coach Bill Cowher. It would be a surprise if either man opted for the organization and its difficult working conditions in Miami, just as former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh bypassed the Dolphins. More than likely, the Dolphins will be unable to land the biggest names on the market and will have to turn to a coach with a lower profile to try to raise the organization to the heights of yesteryear. Worthy choices would include CFL coaching sensation Marc Trestman, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss, Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer or even former Giants head coach Jim Fassel. Miami could do a lot worse than hiring any of these coaches.
But after watching the Dolphins defeat the Bills on Sunday, it's extremely difficult to agree with anything Schefter said. The city of Miami itself should attract some candidates, but more importantly, the Dolphins have one of the league's youngest teams and they are loaded with talent.
Plus, they have played hard despite an 0-7 start, and more recently, the firing of their head coach. Expect the 'Fins to draw a big name in this offseason despite Schefter's insistence that they will not.