It’s been rumored for some time that Carl Peterson (pictured above) will eventually join the Miami Dolphins. Peterson and Dolphins Owner, Stephen Ross, are friends and are very close. Peterson has been consulting for the Dolphins since Bill Parcells left. Well, it appears he may be on the verge of taking over Bill Parcells’ old job. According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are in discussions with Peterson about joining the organization, perhaps as the Vice President of Football Operations (aka Head Pumba for all Football related activities).
If Peterson joins the team soon, he could help to spearhead the Dolphins coaching search, which is currently being conducted by Jeff Ireland….who should be fired, by the way. Peterson has a history with some potential, big name coaches. He hired Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City and went to the playoffs in 9 out of 21 years. Peterson also has ties to Bill Cowher, having brought him in as a coach during the Kansas City days. Peterson would be a good move, if for no other reason, than to give Jeff Ireland a boss. Right now, Ireland answers directly to Ross, who is still new to the NFL and being an NFL Owner. Installing Peterson would add experience to the management team and would hopefully help the flood of ex-Cowboys that have filled the Dolphins facility over the last 4 years.
Coaching Search: A few NFL Insiders, Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora, both seem to think that the Dolphins coaching opportunity will not be all that enticing to potential coaches. Instead, they believe the Dolphins will end up with a young, developing coordinator (Rob Chudzinski type). This is probably NOT what Stephen Ross wants. He wants to bring in a flashy coach that is going to help sell tickets. With all due respect to Rob Chudzinski (who I like as a candidate), he doesn’t do that as much as a Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher would.