Update: January 11, 2011 @ 3:25 AM
"leaving the turmoil to take lucrative job as Ole Miss offensive coordinator." That eliminates Lee as Miami's next offensive coordinator. In related news, ESPN Insider Tim Kavanagh tossed out the name of a former NFL coach into the pot of potential Dolphin OCs - Jim Fassel.
* * *Brandon Marshall's presence in (what was supposed to be) a revamped Miami Dolphins offense, proved to be a missed opportunity in 2010. But the brunt of this mishap can be placed on Offensive Coordinator Dan Henning. Henning failed to orchestrate play calls that enhanced Miami's passing game and built on their running game, leaving the Dolphins to suffer as a result. In 2010, the Fins ranked 21st in total offense (a minor drop from 17th in 2009) and 16th in passing (a minor step up from 20th in 2009). Lucky for Dol-Fans, things are set to change as Henning won't be sitting up in a Dolphins booth next season after reports of an impending retirement.
So the search for a new OC begins!
Charlie Weis will leave to the University of Florida. McDaniels knows Chiefs' General Manager Scott Pioli from their time together in New England and could be decide to join forces with him once again. In sum, the chances seem slim for the Dolphins to go this route.
Beyond that, The Palm Beach Post has provided an in-depth list of possible suitors for Miami's OC job opening. If you're interested, you can take a look at the full story here. But to give you a glimpse at some of the names mentioned, here's a few of them:
- Maurice Carthon
- Bill Musgrave
- Chris Palmer
- Paul Chudzinski