It came down to Mike McCoy and Joe Philbin in Miami, and as we all know the Packers offensive coordinator was selected for the head coaching job.
According to the Miami Herald, McCoy believes that he didn’t get the job because he didn’t agree with the Dolphins in their wanting McCoy to hire current Dolphins’ secondary coach Todd Bowles as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Seems during the McCoy interview, the topic of defensive coordinator came up. And the Dolphins told McCoy they really liked Todd Bowles and would like him to hire Bowles as the defensive coordinator.
At any rate, McCoy didn’t agree to hiring Bowles as his defensive coordinator. He told the Dolphins that as a first time head coach, and an offensive-minded coach at that, he’d like to hire an experienced defensive coordinator. He told the Dolphins he’d like someone that had done the job and succeeded in the job previously so he could concentrate more on upgrading the Miami offense.
Todd Bowles, you must understand, has never been a defensive coordinator.
But the Dolphins insisted. And McCoy pushed back. – Armando Salguero (Miami Herald)
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