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COMPETITION FOR THE DOLPHINS JOB Print E-mail
by Mike Fisher    Tue, Jan 8, 2008, 11:16 am
He was best known in Dallas for standing up for himself against T.O. and for standing up for his wife against a McRat Sandwich. But we hear former Cowboys assistant Todd Haley is about to bust onto the head-coaching-candidate scene.

 

Amid many assumptions that Cowboys assistant Tony Sparano will be the choice as the Dolphins’ new head coach, we've continued to hear buzz that Bill Parcells’ search will be slightly more extensive than that – extensive enough, anyway, to be bringing Haley to South Florida for an interview.

Sources say that Haley, who worked as a Parcells assistant in Dallas before being the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator last season, is flying to Florida tonight for a Wednesday interview with the Dolphins. Haley told us late last week that he would be interested in such a move.

Miami has interviewed Sparano, and is in the process of meeting with Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan.

Parcells has already plucked away a couple of Cowboys names. His GM will be Jeff Ireland. His QB coach will be David Lee, who left the Cowboys last season for a job with Arkansas. Miami is also working to pry scouting aide Brian Gaine from Valley Ranch.

Haley’s candidacy could conceivably be good news for the Cowboys. It suggests that there is less of a guarantee of Sparano leaving. It also adds another name to the coaching carousel that has included prominently valued Dallas assistant Jason Garrett. Haley's candidacy also adds another chapter to what is already an interesting career. His father was Dick Haley, the longtime Jets GM. The man who gave him his first pro job was Parcells. Last year, Haley helped the Cowboys to become the No. 5-ranked passing team in the NFL while supervising Terrell Owens, with whom he sometimes clashed. And of course, last year Haley's wife alleged that a Southlake McDonald's served her a salad with a rat in it.

That case, by the way, is ongoing. ... as is Haley's connection with Bill Parcells.

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written by Tyler , January 09, 2008

Go get haley!!!!!!!! go Dolphins


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written by ryam , January 09, 2008

This story is already 18 hours of old new


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written by Mike B , January 09, 2008

we should get Jason Garrett! He is a young and up and coming coach! I think we should also hire Rex Ryan as Defensive coach! And keep Jason Taylor at all cost! He should retire a DOLPHIN!


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written by eric , January 10, 2008

umm haley signed with cardinals


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written by bleh bleh bleh , January 10, 2008

lol...get marty something.. :)


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written by turbo , January 11, 2008

we need to get players. whats the point in having all these good coaches with sucky players?


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written by Devon , January 11, 2008

LOL.....Just sign someone that will make the Fins win......!


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written by STEVE , January 11, 2008

WHY IS NO ONE MENTIONING MARTY Schottenheimer !!! HE TURNED PATHETIC SAN DIEGO AROUND.. NOW LOOK AT THEM.. DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THAT THEY ARE TURNER'S TEAM.. WE NEED A PROVEN COACH. NOT A "COORDINATOR" THAT DIDNT WORK OUT THIS YEAR NOW DID IT!!!


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written by manny , January 11, 2008

i say try and lure don shula out of retirement or bring in bill cowhers


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written by Tawd Ess , January 11, 2008

The reason no one is mentioning Schottenheimer is because he can't win after December. I say bring in Jim Mora Jr. Good, young, proven coach...he is a motivator. The Fins need good players (like maybe a QB) and some motivation...or they should just hire ME. I can do better than 1-15.


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written by i hate belichick , January 11, 2008

I say hire anybody that can get along with Parcells and will buy into his system. Jason Garret.... Then we MUST get good players and we will win. Ultimately Parcells will run the roost and if he gets a coach like Schottenheimer it will be a recipe for disaster because they will fight over control.


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written by Mclovin , January 12, 2008

Cowher or Shotty isnt going to come to the dolphins this season. They have no chance of winning, I don't think Cowher wants to come out of retirement to be miserable, do you? As for Schottenheimer, he and bill don't subscribe to the same philosophies...in other words, Martyball and tunaball and won't mix.


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written by milkdud , January 12, 2008

it doaent matter who we get they are jus gona do wat they do every year change quaterbacks and the coach they need to just keep one of each so they can gel instead of having to adjust every year and cause confusion and stop trading our best players like welker to a divison rival no less and chambers what the hell


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written by finfan28 , January 12, 2008

I am excited, whoever Bill brings in you know will be good, because he will bring someone in that he knows how they coach and motivate players. It will be people he himself has mentored.


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written by morty , January 12, 2008

I think they need to look at RICH ROD at Michigan


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written by DS , January 13, 2008

Dolphins need Dan Marino Jr. and Mark Clayton Jr and even Mark Duper Jr., look we need to gamble on some fresh potentially good meat but not just a good QB or a good RB, we need to hire a team, there are 22 players out there on Sundays, we shouldnt draft/pickup anything less, stop making Miami a retirement home for has beens.. we were the best once, lets do it again..



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