Someone actually said Yes to the Dolphins GM job
Hickey’s looking to leave his mark on the Fins.
He said Yes!!! Dennis Hickey is the new General Manager for the Miami Dolphins (aka the new guy we blame for putting together a crap team). The Dolphins front off is pretending to be excited, but it’s hard for Dolfans to get psyched for a guy who spent over a decade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but wasn’t even interviewed for their GM vacancy.
Hickey was far from the Dolphins first choice. The short list was allegedly 8 candidates deep, but no one was else was interested in the product Stephen Ross was selling. Ray Farmer, assistant GM for the Browns declined to even come back for a 2nd interview, instead opting to stay in Cleveland. I repeat: he volunteered to stay with the Browns rather than come to Miami. Nick Caserio (Dir of player personnel of the Patriots) and Lake Dawson (VP of player personnel for the Titans) both reportedly declined offers because Stephen Ross wouldn’t let the new GM have the ability to fire Head Coach Joe Philbin.
Basically, Ross made sure everyone knows this is his show, and Philbin is his guy. Anyone who’s listened to Joe “Alright” Philbin speak – from his uninspired post-game speeches on note cards to the most boring Hard Knocks yet — knows what a horrible proposition it is. Oh yeah, there’s that 15-17 record.
You’d figure GM of the Dolphins would be a sought-after opportunity. Obviously, the job is in Miami. It’s not a rebuilding situation; this squad just missed out on the playoffs. They have a young quarterback with potential, a respected defense, an owner that spends money — but the thought of working as a neutered GM with Philbin as the main ingredient was just too crappy to consider.
This should not excite Dolphins fans.
Read: Dolphins fire back on idea of structure problems | Miami Dolphins In Depth – Miami Herald.
Read: Miami Dolphins’ GM hiring raises more questions than provides hope – Sun Sentinel.
Read: The Miami Dolphins must look in the mirror – ESPN.