Dolphins' Ross: I don't feel lost
Now that he has finished second to St. Louis in the Jeff Fisher sweepstakes, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is taking the approach that he isn't sure that was the direction he wanted to go anyway.
In an interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Ross said, "He was the only candidate that had any head coach expereince. I would've liked that in a way, but I don't feel any worse off.
"It's funny, in the back of my mind, I've really believed you go with people who have something to prove and are younger. That's how I've always worked in my business. I was always fighting that idea in my mind while I was talking to (Fisher). Something told me if I get someone like him with that experience it'd be good. At the same time, I don't feel lost. I believe someone really good who has something to prove is going to be better. New ideas."
So with Fisher gone, it sounds as if Ross and GM Jeff Ireland won't be look at any more recycled candidates to be the Dolphins head coach. Instead, it appears they will look at up-and-comers, hoping to hit on the right guy there.
In that vein, the Dolphins have already interviewed Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub, Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com