Friday, January 12, 2007
Latest Dolphins Rumblings
-Chris Chambers, Man of the Year: Chambers was named Dolphins 2006 Man of the Year for his outstanding work in the community. Chambers founded C.A.T.C.H. (Children Achieving Through Community Help) 84 Foundation last year. The foundation’s mission is to help children from single parent family’s look beyond their current circumstances by promoting self-fulfillment through physical fitness and educational programs so children can overcome life’s challenges. When Bryan Wiedmeier handed Chambers the award at the Dolphins award banquet, Chambers dropped it. In a related note, Olindo Mare started his own foundation called C.L.U.T.C.H. Joey Harrington started the R.O.C.K.E.T. A.R.M. foundation as well. There's also a foundation recently started by Jason Allen called F.I.R.S.T. R.O.U.N.D. G.E.M. as well as the newly launched Daunte Culpepper venture, the F.R.A.N.C.H.I.S.E. S.A.V.I.O.R. foundation. I'm starting my own foundation called the T.O.O.K. A. P.E.R.F.E.C.T.L.Y. G.O.O.D. J.O.K.E. A.N.D. R.O.D.E. I.T. I.N.T.O. T.H.E. G.R.O.U.N.D. foundation.
-Dolphins Could Hire New Coach By Wednesday: According to the Palm Beach Post, of the 12 candidates the Dolphins have interviewed so far, the most likely to be brought back for further talks are Ken Whisenhunt, Mike Martz, Jim Mora, Mike Tomlin, Dom Capers and Chan Gailey. This also means that Cam Cameron and Ron Rivera could be out of the loop should the Chargers and Bears advance beyond this weekend’s Divisional Round of the playoffs. That sucks. Should I root for the Patriots to win this weekend so the Fins can bring Cam back in for another interview? Yes! No, wait. No! Damn it! It's like my own private Sophie's Choice!
From the list above, not counting Cameron, I like 'em in this order:
1. Ken Whisenhunt
2. Mike Tomlin
3. Jim Mora
4. Mike Martz.
5. Mmmm … yea … that’s about it.
-Maybe Wayne Is Reading the MSD After All. Again, from the Palm Beach Post:
"The Dolphins were so impressed by [Dom] Capers this season - his defense was fourth in the league - that club officials have talked about making him the highest-paid coordinator in the league in order to keep him, two sources said."
“The Dolphins likely won't tab a coach from the college ranks, the source said. That seemingly would eliminate USC's Pete Carroll and Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey, who reportedly will interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the weekend.”
“Owner Wayne Huizenga also has indicated he likely won't grant total organizational control to the next coach - something Nick Saban was given. Carroll, the former Jets and Patriots coach, said that sort of control would be a stipulation in any possible return to the NFL.”
I’m sure Wayne enjoys the input, opinions and analysis here at the MSD. But I think he just comes here for the jokes.
NO TO PETE CARROLL!!!!! Jeez learn Wayne learn!!
Congrats to CC. Too bad he was the lady of the year on the field this year. He really needs to come back strong next season.
39-35 Heat over GS. Back to the game...