Not The End Of The World If Fisher Says No To Miami

While most media outlets have Jeff Fisher headed to St Louis, there are a few that think he will end up in Miami. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is doing everything in his power to convince Fisher to come to Miami. He's probably prepared to back a Brinks armored truck loaded with cash up to his back door. But what if Fisher decides to take the St Louis job? Is it the end of the world for the Dolphins?

I don't think so, and here is why. Lets take a look at the last 3 Super Bowl champions. Last year it was the Green Bay Packers, led by head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy, 43 when hired in 2006 was a long time assistant coach. The Packers gig was his first head coaching job. He also had to deal with the Brett Favre saga.

The 2010 Super Bowl was won by New Orleans, who were led by Sean Payton. Payton like McCarthy was 43 when hired and the Saints job was his first as a head coach. And like McCarthy he was a long time assistant coach.

Finally, the 2009 Super Bowl was won by the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by then 37 year old Mike Tomlin. Tomlin's NFL assistant coaching career began in 2001.

There you have it. 3 reasons not to hit the panic button if Fisher chooses the Rams over the Dolphins. Somewhere out there could be the next Payton, McCarthy or Tomlin. The Dolphins just need to use due diligence and not panic if Fisher turns them down.

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