Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Will Someone Please Pull The Trigger Already

You can interview till your blue in the face.

You can suffer paralyzation from analyzation.

Eventually you have to decide.

Pick an OC already.

Ben McAdoo, Philbin buddy from Green Bay, gone to the New York Football Giants.

Bill Lazor, Philadelphia's QB coach, reportedly heading to Detroit.

Lazor is the guy I liked. Worked with young QB in a fast paced, wide open offense.

Kyle Shanahan is still available. He has OC experience with Redskins for his Dad. Not sure how he would fit in.

You keep snooping and kicking tires and eventually you'll wind up with the ugly duckling.

Call Lazor and sign him before he boards a plane for Detroit!

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Carldleone@aol.com




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Paralization from Analization.

That sounds painful.

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Jim, he's up next I hear.

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No job security will need to settle for internal candidate

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No pain, no gain, cbrecruiter.

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Ben McAdoo made smart move by going to Giants. If Dolphins don't make playoffs then everyone is gone next year.
If Giants don't make playoffs but Manning has good year, he can replace Coughlin as head coach.

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Jerry O, quite a few people have posted about getting Kyle Shanahan.
You guys might be onto something but I just don't know yet. Gonna have to research him.

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Mr Ross is going to have a hard time hiring a GM and OC. No one wants to subject themselves to a backwards system. If Ross finds anyone to sign under the weird conditions required; it will likely be someone who is not talented and will only want a pay check. If there is not going to be a legitimate QB competition, then next season will surely be much worst than last season!

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Seems like the 'phins are going about the GM search and the OC search the same way they play their games - with absolutely no sense of urgency...a trait I guess they inherited from Tony Sparano.

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As soon as Steven Ross became owner, it was clear. Entrepreneurial owners are replacing old school football owners, much to the demise of teams.

No GM, or OC wants to be in this mess. One more year of the Tannehill marriage, and then we might see more clarity. I doubt it, as long as this mockie is in charge. I pray a man with history and balls buys this team, but that will be like winning the powerball.

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Dave, you need to either let go of Tannehill thumping or pick another team. There are 31 others so I am sure you will find some peace elsewhere.

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Why not us, cheese, why not us!!!

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Well Recidivist, even the old school owners were the original entrepreneurs who started a league by pooling their investments. They even had to cover other teams payrolls to keep the AFL afloat.
Die hard football fans are the schmucks like you and me. We don't invest money, we invest our hearts and souls.

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Sorry chewee... didn't mean cheese, just these auto spells kill me.

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Carl Leone, I'm very optimistic on him, mainly because I don't believe it would be fair to judge him or assess his abilities just based on the Redskins last season record. I believe most of the reason why they didn't finish as successful was mainly cause of their secondary. Also Tannehill is a completely different type of Quarterback than what RG3 is. Maybe Shanahan's play calling would favor more a passing QB than a running type. At this point it definitely wouldn't hurt to find out the compatibility.

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Carl (and others), I was pretty sure this was going to be protracted - it struck me that with his eye on his own business (another anomaly or a new trend?) he would take his sweet time in making any hiring decisions.

And surely the situation here isn't right for a seasoned coach or GM, but might be for an up and comer.

Its hard to say how long this situation will last, and how much success someone can have here - and with the pending investigation in bullygate, surely the dysfunction that hasn't been completely addressed (yet) has to be a consideration.

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I agree on interviewing him, Jerry.
He may be a good fit.

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Dave, there are so many variables in play and you have successfully touched on them in your previous posts. (Others should read them too if you haven't already)
Up and comer may be all that is available.
Although I just got another idea for another post!!!

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I feel your pain Carl. It appears to me the Dolphins did a nice job if getting some prospective GM's and OCs in. However, it is clear those prospctives are staying clear of the Dolphins job. I think there are several factors in play. For the "GM"" Regardless of calling the job opening a "GM" It is in fact a talent evaluator that will have to work well with Aponte and Phillbin as well as Ross. As has been touched on some earlier posts, this is no longer an all powerful position. It is structured with higher direct accountability and many of the potentials will shy away. I am fine with that I am tired of one person with too much power running the team into the ground.

The OC is a different story. It appears on the outside Philbin was forced to fire Sherman and the general thinking is that Philbin is on his last season. That makes the position high risk for job security. There is also the issue of Bullygate. Nobody is saying anything about it. Will the Dolphins be punished? will Philbin be punished? will some of the star players be punished or suspended? Would you want to work for a head coach that may get suspended by the league or take a job in which a player like say Mike Pouncey will be suspended to start the season? I think it is unlikely that will happen but it makes the OC very precarious.

Finally the team was built with the Green Bay system personal. So the OC is going to have to run that kind of system. I personally think Tannehill made good progress this last season and it is in the best interests of the team to fill in the roster this off-season with players that fit the current system. It is not like the team was a league doormat this season and is a rebuilding project with over the hill vets. I have not heard much mention of it but the best person to take over the OC job may very well be Ken O'Keffe. He is very experienced as an OC. He had that job for years at Iowa with Kirk Ferenz. He would be experienced coach that knows the system and would work very smooth with Philbin. It would keep the continuity there and if the team tanks then Okeffe and Philbin will be gone anyway. Just my arm chair 2 cents

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My buddy gofins4sb, you may have just ran one back for a TD!!!
I think you may be right on with O'Keefe. Kinda makes a lot of sense.

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gofins4sb, love your passion and your writing style. Ever considered writing for a blog? :) Shameless plug I know. Feel free to send me an email to dave@bitchindave.com if you have any interest...we can chat.

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I just lost a valued follower!!!

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Well, you got your wish.

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Of course, you could always just hang around and post on Carl's entries too! :)

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Soly baby, now I am pumped!

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By all means gofins4sb, join the club!
We all comment on eachothers posts as well as post our own thoughts and ideas.
The more intelligient we post, the more traffic we can drive to the blog. and this blog has a great reputation and long history.
You are more than welcome!