October 26, 2011

Cowher, Gruden Linked to Dolphins Job

Mike Florio (Pro Football Talk) says the Miami Dolphins will be looking for a new head coach soon:

"Short of luring Bill Belichick or Sean Payton or Mike Tomlin or Mike McCarthy — all of whom are under contract with other teams and beyond all doubt not available — to town, the list would consist of three names:  Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, and Jon Gruden."

Dungy isn't leaving his NBC gig, which became his professional home after he retired as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Cowher is a terrific choice for whipping that team into shape. He made the Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl champs during his tenure as their head coach, and he's made noises about returning to the sidelines since his wife passed away and his daughter graduated high school.

My hopes are on Gruden, though. Making him the head coach of Miami gets him out of the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. Finally.