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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins will likely promote LBs coach Matt Burke to defensive coordinator if Vance Joseph takes another team's head-coaching job.
Burke is a longtime linebackers coach. 2016 was not a great year for the Dolphins' linebackers, but Burke hardly had the best of situations to work with. Tue, Jan 10, 2017 01:18:00 PM

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Date:'s Ian Rapoport reports Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland has been given no assurances about his job for 2014.

The Miami Herald reported in September that the Dolphins "quietly extended" Ireland's contract in the offseason, but he's back on the hot seat amidst Miami's roller-coaster season. A gambling GM who rarely thinks about tomorrow, Ireland's all-in on 2013 gambit may have to pay off for him to get keep his job.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 01:04:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "quietly extended" GM Jeff Ireland's contract in the offseason, and that he'll be with the team through "at least" 2014.

Ireland GMed like his life depended on it last spring — spending money as if he'd just won a shopping spree while trading up to No. 3 overall in April's draft — but has been rewarded with a 3-0 start. It's interesting, however, that the Dolphins were satisfied enough with his work to extend him before Miami's hot start. Ireland's job has been saved by the emergence of second-year QB Ryan Tannehill more than anything else. Guided by football czar Bill Parcells in 2008, Ireland posted a winning record his first year on the job, but has produced four straight losers since. In a division with a vulnerable Patriots team and Jets and Bills squads starting rookie quarterbacks, it would be a mammoth disappointment if Ireland's club didn't go at least .500.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 01:14:00 PM

According to Yahoo's Mike Silver, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross actually offered Jeff Fisher less than the Rams' five-year, $35 million package.

The sense at the time was that Ross would have increased the offer if the sides could agree on personnel control. It was Ross' insistence on retaining Jeff Ireland as general manager that was a deal breaker. "At the end of the day I wanted the ability to have final say, with a general manager I could build something with," Fisher explained. "And ultimately, a lot of it came down to [Rams owner Stan Kroenke and QB Sam Bradford]."
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 11:47:00 AM

Dolphins hired former Bills DC George Edwards as LBs coach.

It's the same position Edwards held in Miami before accepting the coordinator job at the University of Florida and then the Bills within three weeks of each other in 2010. Going back to 1998, Edwards has enjoyed success as LBs coach with the Cowboys, Redskins, Browns, and Dolphins. He'll oversee the transition to a 4-3 scheme under Kevin Coyle.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 02:34:00 PM

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals DBs coach Kevin Coyle's deal to head up the Dolphins defense is "all but done."

It's not "wrapped up" just yet, but Coyle has spent the day interviewing the Dolphins. The two sides have likely moved on to contract negotiations. Coyle has been new coach Joe Philbin's top choice to run the defense all along.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 04:15:00 PM

The Bengals have granted the Dolphins permission to interview DBs coach Kevin Coyle for their vacant defensive coordinator position.

The Bengals denied permission for Coyle to interview for the Eagles defensive coordinator opening last year. Reading between the lines, it looks like Cincinnati believes they will retain DC Mike Zimmer rather than losing him to the Bucs or Colts. Coach Marvin Lewis is networking at the Senior Bowl, already looking for candidates to fill Coyle's spot.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 08:24:00 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer confirms Bengals DBs coach Kevin Coyle is a candidate for the defensive-coordinator vacancy in Miami.

Coyle is close friends with new Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, and will interview later this week. The Bengals DBs coach since 2001, Coyle would also reportedly be the "leading in-house candidate" to replace Bengals DC Mike Zimmer if he lands a head-coaching job.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 10:21:00 AM

New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is reportedly considering Bengals DBs coach Kevin Coyle for his defensive coordinator.

The other option is retaining Todd Bowles, who is exploring other opportunities after losing out to Philbin as head coach. Coyle is viewed as the successor to Mike Zimmer should the coordinator land the Colts or Bucs job, so the Bengals may not grant the Dolphins permission for an interview.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 09:13:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports Bengals DC Mike Zimmer is no longer under consideration for the Dolphins head coaching vacancy.

According to the Herald's sources, Zimmer might have been "too blunt and honest for the Dolphins' liking." It's welcome news for Bengals fans, though Zimmer remains a candidate for the Bucs job. With Bears ST coach Dave Toub also out of the mix, the Dolphins finalists are interim coach Todd Bowles, Broncos OC Mike McCoy, and Packers OC Joe Philbin. All three are expected to interview for a second time this week.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 05:31:00 PM

With Jeff Fisher gone to St. Louis, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports that Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will "move to the top" of the Dolphins' head-coaching list.

Zimmer and Fins GM Jeff Ireland worked together under Bill Parcells in Dallas. The Dolphins have interviewed Bears ST coach Dave Toub and Packers OC Joe Philbin, but they seem to be lower in the pecking order. According to NFL Network's Jeff Darlington, Miami's search will continue into the weekend.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 02:50:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, neither the Dolphins nor the Rams have made an offer yet to Jeff Fisher.

Schefter told a Miami radio station there's been no offer because the money will be the easy part. Fisher "already has his staff in place," wants some control over the 53-man roster, and the "trainers, budgets, payroll" to his liking. Schefter still considers Miami a "slight favorite," though that could change if the Rams give in and allow him to hire his own GM. A decision is tentatively expected on Friday.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 07:58:00 PM

Ex-Steelers coach and current CBS analyst Bill Cowher told the Dan Patrick Show Thursday that at least three teams have offered him a head coaching job this year.

Going back to last season, we've seen multiple reports that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has tried to lure Cowher out of the CBS studio. "I don't know if I've ever been that ready, honestly," Cowher explained. "Let me tell you, if there's any doubt, then there's no doubt you're not ready to come back. You have to be all in to take that job."
Source: USA Today
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 01:05:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Thursday morning that a decision on Jeff Fisher's head-coaching future may not come until Friday.

"It sounds like we could get something by tomorrow at the latest," Schefter said. "...Neither team knows what (he) is doing right now." On Twitter, ESPN's Ross Tucker suggested Miami and St. Louis moving on from Fisher because "he's clearly not sold on either place." PFT's Mike Florio believes Fisher is still in the midst of a leverage game trying to get the best possible deal.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 09:51:00 AM

Citing sources close to Jeff Fisher,'s Mike Lombardi reports that Fisher is likely to become the Dolphins' next head coach.

"It appears he will choose the Dolphins (over the Rams)," reports Lombardi, and the decision is tentatively expected to happen on Wednesday. While the Dolphins have been less aggressive in their head-coaching search recently, the Rams have continued to line up candidates and will interview Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski on Thursday. Per Lombardi, Fisher "feels more comfortable" with the structure of the Dolphins' organization, and he apparently believes the Rams may end up leaving St. Louis for Los Angeles.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 03:32:00 PM

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