Monday was a quiet day around the Dolphins organization, with the team announcing no interviews for their open Offensive Coordinator or General Manager positions. On Tuesday, we learned of 2 candidates that will be having interviews…and one of them is a bit of a surprise. We’ve heard a lot of names rumored to be on the Dolphins radar for the GM spot, but never Brian Xanders.
On the GM front, Chris Mortensen tweeted out the following:
Brian Xanders will be latest to interview for Dolphins GM job, per sources. He is Lions senior personnel director; Broncos GM 2009-12
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 14, 2014
If you are like me, you’re asking yourself: Who in the hell is Brian Xanders? Well, this post will help give you a little bit more background about the former Broncos General Manager. Xanders was the GM in Denver from 2008 to 2012, but really never had absolute final say on player acquisitions and the draft. However, he was the GM so he had control over the scouting departments (pro and college). Here’s a small tidbit from the above article that discusses the Broncos draft results:
“Although the Broncos’ 2009 draft bombed, the McDaniels-Xanders’ regime had only 3½ months to prepare. The Broncos” drafts in 2010 and 2011 were among the league’s best. Starters produced from the 2010 draft were Demaryius Thomas, Tebow, Zane Beadles, Eric Decker, J.D. Walton and Perrish Cox. In 2011, Von Miller became the NFL defensive rookie of the year and Orlando Franklin was a 16-game starter. Safeties Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter were also starters.” (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)