Monday, January 08, 2007

Please No!

The last thing the Miami Dolphins need is another re-tread head coach. It turns out that the Dolphins have asked for and have received permission to talk with Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey.

Gailey was the Dolphins offensive coordinator during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Miami went 11-5 both seasons with a division title and a 1-2 play-off record over that time span. He also coordinated the Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 1996 and 97. During those two years the Steelers went 21-11 with an AFC Championship appearance in 97.

Play-offs, division titles, conference championship games all sound great and make Gailey look like an impressive candidate except for one other stop on his NFL resume, the Dallas Cowboys. Gailey went 18-14 in two seasons as the Cowboys head coach and seemed to be losing control of his team giving credence to the theory that some guys can be great coordinators and bad head coaches.

Gailey is not the man for Miami. 2006 was the first time he won more than 7 games at Georgia Tech in the five seasons he has coached there. He has a losing bowl record as a college head coach and a losing play-off record as an NFL head coach.

We’ve already seen how this one ends. In my opinion the Dolphins need to pass on this one.