With the Dolphins coaching search continuing this week the candidate pool is shrinking and you can make a case that the long-list of names has been reduced to a short list. Here are some quick thoughts on the names being mentioned in connections with the Dolphins job.
Mike McCoy--A bright young football mind who has been the Broncos offensive coordinator since 2009. The drawback with McCoy is that he is only 39 years old and very young. And I think many around the league have become shy with these young guys after the Josh McDaniels debacle in Denver. Where a young guy got a head coaching job and blew up an organization with terrible decisions and arrogance. McCoy is a great offensive mind which can't be ignored though.
Pete Carmichael Jr--Name being mentioned as a possible interview candidate this week. While the numbers from New Orleans don't lie, I am not as high on Carmichael as others. He hasn't called the plays the entire time in New Orleans, really just the 2nd half of this season has been it. He has already turned the Dolphins down twice for the offensive coordinator positions (Cam and Sparano offered it to him). And to me this guy reminds me a lot of Cam Cameron. Good play caller, knows his football, but can he stand up in front of a room of 53 men and lead them. Not so sure.