Dolphins to interview McAdoo for OC, Xanders for GM positions
I know, I know, Xanders is the guy that drafted Tebow. But look at some of the other names from the 2010 and 2011 drafts. Then compare that to what the Dolphins have done in those 2 drafts. Again, it’s hard to determine who made the final decisions on those picks, but it’s ridiculous to think that Xanders didn’t play a big part in those draft classes. I mean, do we think that Xanders didn’t want any of those players, but Elway forced him to select them? Not, that’s absurd. We’ll see what happens and how his interview goes. One thing is for sure, the Dolphins are certainly being thorough in this GM search.
What about the Offensive Coordinator search? That search has been in a bit of a holding pattern since last week. However, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN, Ben McAdoo, Packers QB Coach, is going to interview at some point today:
Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo interviewed Monday for Giants OC job, is in Miami today to interview with Dolphins for same. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 14, 2014
McAdoo is a name we’ve all been hearing since Mike Sherman was fired last Monday. He has direct ties to Joe Philbin from when Philbin was the Packers offensive coordinator and McAdoo was the QB Coach. If McAdoo becomes offensive coordinator, it would be a step up for him. However, it’s a bit concerning to me, because he doesn’t have experience calling plays and doesn’t have ‘his offense’. Having said that, having a coordinator who’s offense is similar to what the Dolphins have run the last 2 years, would help the players learn it more quickly.
That’s the tricky part: Would it be better to have a completely new offense, with new schemes and a new play caller OR would it be better to have a similar offense, but with a new play caller? That’s what Joe Philbin needs to figure out as he moves forward with his selection for offensive coordinator. Remember, Philbin has a vested interest in picking the right coordinator. That person will be responsible for calling the plays on offense, in a year in which his job is most likely on the line. Hopefully he picks the right person!