There are many reports out there that Jeff Fisher is in the process of choosing between the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams and is expected to make decision today. He is leading towards the Dolphins. In Miami’s case, is he the best fit?
The two positions that are stopping the Dolphins from becoming an elite team are quarterback and coach. The quarterback void will be found through the draft or free agency but for the coaching position, it has established a negative trend. Throughout the franchise’s history, the Dolphins have been through nine coaches, which obviously involves a lot of inconsistency. I think the team needs an older and experienced coach that can create the identity for this team.
With that, if you’re the Miami Dolphins you want this guy. Jeff Fisher is a proven coach who establishes a 142-120 coaching record, consisting six playoff appearances with the Houston Oilers and the Tennessee Titans.
Fishers’ coaching tactics includes a run heavy offense, which could give Reggie Bush more touches. After his first 1,000 yard season, the run heavy offense could become a yearly tradition. The passing game with receivers like Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, and Charles Clay will develop just like it did this past season.
The Miami Dolphins have also interviewed Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philibin this week, but dealing with a loss of his son Michael it could take a while for him to make a decision. They were also looking at Chicago Bears’ special teams coach Dave Toub, and recently they interviewed Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, who recently agreed to become the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach.
Signs are pointing towards Jeff Fisher and why not? It could eventually be a perfect match for both sides. Look for them to give him a fat contract he can’t refuse.
Defensive end Jason Taylor concludes his 15-year career with the Miami Dolphins (6-10) involving a huge victory at home against one of his former teams the New York Jets (8-8), 19-17 on Sunday
The Miami Dolphins had nothing to lose in this game and crushed the Jets’ playoff hopes. The Dolphins finish the season winning five of their last seven games. With Reggie Bush absent in this game due to a right knee injury, there had to be a force on the ground and it came from former West Virginia Mountaineer Steve Slaton. He filled the void in the backfield racking up 55 rushing yards.
Dolphins’ quarterback Matt Moore yet again finds away to survive throughout battles. He tallied 135 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Even though Matt Moore’s performance was unattractive he receive some power within his receivers Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess.
Throughout this 2011-12 season, the Dolphins have recorded a total of 13 interceptions. On New Year’s, they brought their “A-game” intercepting Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez three times.
Mark Sanchez’s performances late in the season were terrible. Sanchez continued to put the Jets in an unknown territory. He has been inconsistent when the empire needs him most.
The New York Jets lost their last three games. A rough ending and not a good start to the new year with some questionable calls and actions on their sidelines. Sitting in the farthest bench away from the vision of the field appeared an angry Santonio Holmes. With Jets losing by nine points there was still time on the clock to make a comeback and he basically made an “all she wrote” kind of action.
Miami Dolphins need to rethink this season over. After starting off the season with a horrendous 0-7 record, the Dolphins turned had to turn it around and did giving their season a whole new twist. As for the Jets, they need to find their identity within their franchise whether it be dumping Mark Sanchez or a coaching change. Both teams need changes throughout their organization. We will see what each time has in stored for the off-season.
As for Jason Taylor, keep an eye out for his feature post coming soon.