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On the same day he parted ways with the Denver Broncos, former defensive coordinator Mike Nolan already is scheduled to interview for the vacancy with the Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.

As a league source said, "My money is on him ending up in Miami."

The Dolphins fired Paul Pasqualoni last week, after two years of running the defense. He joined the Cowboys for Sunday's playoff loss to the Vikings after Todd Grantham left to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia.

Since then, the Dolphins have had a hard time filling the job. Al Groh opted to take a job as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech, Romeo Crennel picked the Chiefs, and Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler opted to stay in Pittsburgh.

The reasons for Nolan's departure from Denver remain unknown.

As another source said of the development, "They finally figured out defense in Denver and he's one and done."


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Have a bag of money waiting for him at the airport. He's a very good DC.

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We need to schmuze this guy. Need a boat load of hotties in bikinis at the airport with flowers and beer and stuff. Highlight the fact that it doesn't snow in South Florida! (usually... Global Warming almost brought some snow this year though)


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Just a bag of money?

Get a house, a car, crap get him his own plane... we need this guy.


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what a pick up he would be!!!!!
go get him tuna

to do that last year in denver with very average talent ,a hell of a effort


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I say get him for the right price...

If we're gonna give him Albert Haynesworth type of money (for a DC). Then pass.

Id rather see Todd Bowles getting a shot.

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I'm smellin AFC championship game.

Guess he would be good ... we have had so many coordinators in the past who were supposedly the best & look where it has got us.


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Well gee FINesse, who do you have in mind here?

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I will drive from Charleston to Miami over night just to party for that one all night all day and all night again when we win. Then I'll drive to Dallas to see us bring back the glory.


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Dan wrote:
I say get him for the right price...

If we're gonna give him Albert Haynesworth type of money (for a DC). Then pass.

Id rather see Todd Bowles getting a shot.


What do you care what he gets paid?

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If they are able to get Nolan in house, I wonder how that hire might effect what the fins decide to do with Taylor and Porter?


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Iowafin wrote:
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I say get him for the right price...

If we're gonna give him Albert Haynesworth type of money (for a DC). Then pass.

Id rather see Todd Bowles getting a shot.


What do you care what he gets paid?


Exactly. It's not like it counts against the cap.

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That guy completely transformed the Denver D with no talent what so ever.


So Ernest Dumervil has no talent whatsoever? D.J. Williams has no talent whatsoever? Champ Bailey has no talent whatsoever? Brian Dawkins has no talent whatsoever?

They have a corner better than any on our team. An outside linebacker better than any on our team. A safety better than any on our team. An inside linebacker better than any on our team.

And you think they have no talent whatsover.

You've really taken the cake on this one.

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And Denver's run defense was ranked 26th (128.7 yards per game). Ick.

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FINesse wrote:
I'm smellin AFC championship game.

Guess he would be good ... we have had so many coordinators in the past who were supposedly the best & look where it has got us.

Do you EVER have anything positive to say? I swear you could find the bad side of a Dolphin Super Bowl victory.
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La Canfora's source said the Dolphins already have scheduled an interview with Nolan. They have been seeking a replacement for former defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, whom they fired after the season.



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And Denver's run defense was ranked 26th (128.7 yards per game). Ick.


No NT, and no real 34 ILB will do that.

They got after the passer though and didn't give up many points. That's the main thing I care about. I can't wait to see what he can do with our D.

Man I'm pumped!!!

7th in total yards, 3rd in pass D, 10th in sacks, and allowed just over 20 ppg.

Again with not much talent, and a team switching from a 43 to a 34.


So he gets credit for the pass defense when he has a hall of fame corner, half of fame safety and another very good corner to go along with an elite pass rusher. But he gets no blame for a porous run defense?

Why is it that our former DC got all the blame for a poor pass defense when we had no safeties that could cover and two rookie corners?

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I'm smellin AFC championship game.

Guess he would be good ... we have had so many coordinators in the past who were supposedly the best & look where it has got us.

Do you EVER have anything positive to say? I swear you could find the bad side of a Dolphin Super Bowl victory.
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Another ripping Mitch for pointing out the facts. I guess some people can't handle the bitter truth.

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Rich, you have to butter up people before you shread their post... I still stand by my comment last year that you could bring a foul smell to a rose garden. But hey, everyone has a purpose. I do agree with you, but Nolan does have a history with good (not great) defenses. With the pool of potential DCs out there now, he is the pick of the litter.


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Rich, you have to butter up people before you shread their post... I still stand by my comment last year that you could bring a foul smell to a rose garden. But hey, everyone has a purpose. I do agree with you, but Nolan does have a history with good (not great) defenses. With the pool of potential DCs out there now, he is the pick of the litter.


So pointing out the other side of the argument is "bringing a foul smell"?

Excuse me for trying to be objective. I'll leave you guys to your fantasyland now.

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When the otherside is not condusive to Dolphin fantasies... yes! Foul!

Now hypathetically speaking, if Nolan was running the Defense for 2009, where do you place us?


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I'd like to point out that if we hire him, he will be the DC for the Sr Bowl of which Cody will be a part of (hint hint wink wink)


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When the otherside is not condusive to Dolphin fantasies... yes! Foul!

Now hypathetically speaking, if Nolan was running the Defense for 2009, where do you place us?


Not much better.

I still contend that the overwhelming issue with this defense is one of talent, not schematics.

Nolan had some success as a defensive coordinator in Baltimore, but let's not forget that everyone else who has coached there since Ray Lewis got to town has had success as well.

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but I do blame him for not have an effective scheme and for not disguising our weaknesses better


So how good of a job did Nolan do at disguising Denver's weakness against the run?

And didn't Denver add Goodman and Dawkins this past offseason?

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but I do blame him for not have an effective scheme and for not disguising our weaknesses better


So how good of a job did Nolan do at disguising Denver's weakness against the run?

And didn't Denver add Goodman and Dawkins this past offseason?

They were 7th in total Defense....Lol.


Probably because teams were content to run it down their throats.

You may not care about specifics but the devil is always in the details. You can't give credit to a guy for the pass defense and not blame him for the run defense. You can't have it both ways.

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Anyone out there that could do better?? I can't think of anyone.


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Anyone out there that could do better?? I can't think of anyone.


That's not the point. You guys think that because someone is bringing up FACTS that go counter to all the kumbaya singing and peace and love and happiness about bringing Nolan here, that it means I am against the move.

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Anyone out there that could do better?? I can't think of anyone.


That's not the point. You guys think that because someone is bringing up FACTS that go counter to all the kumbaya singing and peace and love and happiness about bringing Nolan here, that it means I am against the move.


No doubt that the 26th rank run defense is worrisome... but we'll have to make do with what we got... assuming we get him.


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I also believe it's about talent. Wilson was a downgrade over Hill and that falls on the great front office that we have. I believe our D-Cord was a scapegoat for a lack of talent. Mike Nolan would be alright, but to get "pumped" about it is a little over the top. The bottomline is that we must draft well and pick up key role players in FA.


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Rich wrote:
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When the otherside is not condusive to Dolphin fantasies... yes! Foul!

Now hypathetically speaking, if Nolan was running the Defense for 2009, where do you place us?


Not much better.

I still contend that the overwhelming issue with this defense is one of talent, not schematics.

Nolan had some success as a defensive coordinator in Baltimore, but let's not forget that everyone else who has coached there since Ray Lewis got to town has had success as well.


I respectfully disagree. Miami would play well one half and not the other. At the beginning of the season, that was because Pasqualoni was making no adjustments. The second half I think he started to get how to make adjustments, but failed to scheme for the first half. Yes, there were breakdowns, but there was so much more that could have been done to utilize the talent that is on the field.
Also, lack of talent? They had two rookie corners. So those thinking that we need better players and not better coaching don't realize that the talent is there, they are just young...they need to be taught how to get to places, and put into position to succeed. That takes coaching.

Paul was consistently showing his hand on blitzes, and consistently blitzing 5 on 3rd down. Entirely too predictable. i don't care how much talent you have, Paul's defensive schemes would get torn up no matter what.

Give me Nolan, get me a nose tackle and another ILB and this defense can be pretty good.

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I've never been a big fan of Mike Nolan - though I think that's based mostly on him as the head coach of the Niners where I thought he was just pathetic. But there's something else about him that I don't like, something about his demeanor... can't really place it. But I'll support him if we hire him, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.


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Anyone out there that could do better?? I can't think of anyone.
Wade Phillips.

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Well the pickens are getting slimmer. I think this guys experience is good, but hey lets face it, He got fired for a reason...

Hopefully it was just chemistry, I dont know much about him but will look forward to anything new we can bring in...

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Nope. But I'm not going to hyperventilate over it either.

I saw the same reaction in fans when we got Dom Capers. Proven defensive coordinator with head coaching experience. He was a flop in Miami. His defense in 2007 was the worst this franchise has ever seen. And that is saying a lot considering we've had Tom Oliva-no-Defense defenses in Miami. Yet Capers went on to the be the defensive coordinator in Green Bay and they were the ranked 2nd in yards, 7th in points and 1st against the run.

Why was he so bad in Miami but so good in Green Bay?

Talent.

I saw the same reaction when we got Mike Mularkey. Great reputation coming out of Pittsburgh, head coaching experience. Terrible offense in Miami. Yet in 2008 he was the Falcons coordinator and they were pretty explosive. 2nd in rushing, 10th in scoring and 6th in passing.

So why is it that these big name coordinators with head coaching experience come to Miami, fail, and then have success elsewhere?

Talent.

I don't get excited about coordinators.

I get excited about players.

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Paul was consistently showing his hand on blitzes, and consistently blitzing 5 on 3rd down. Entirely too predictable. i don't care how much talent you have, Paul's defensive schemes would get torn up no matter what.


Watch the Jets play. They consistently show their hands on blitzes and still stop people.

It helps to have a shutdown corner.

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Hers the thing & I will start out by saying that yeah , when it come to coordinators I probably am not that versed as much as some other guys & I am also sorry Phin if I dont just kiss Miami Dolphin as$ like I guess some people want to make the standard around here but I have seen this before. Every year we applaud the staff saying it the besi in the business ... we loved Capers , Bates & whoever else gets added on only to pretty much get the results that unfortunately we have come to expect ... dismal. I know Nolan is a big name & the timing is there because he just got canned but there has to be a reason why our top choices have said no thanks. Year after year we get psyched about the defense ... recent memory was when we signed Porter ... remember ... with Porter , Taylor & Thomas - who is gonna run on us?? Answer ... EVERYBODY , especially late in the game! So while Ill say it again .. I do like the direction ... forgive me for not doing a wooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo for a third choice DC coming to a 7-9 team.
I do wish him success however (happy now)


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The defensive blitz schemes the jets (or any rex ryan defense) shows is hardly an easy read. He has guys walking around, the whole line standing up. puts the 2 ends on coverage and sends the ILB's and a safety, delayed blitz...

Paul had some nice confusion looks last year, but seemed to stray away from them this year..

I have to agree that the tallent of players has alot to do with it. Our run defense was good because of some of our players, same as to why our pass d was bad.

I do like the sound of a guy who may be able to help our pass defense tho, it seems our players are pretty good at picking up a run.. I just wonder what happens when the TE or WR comes out and across the middle with an ILB trailing 5 yards behind him... Is that the coord, or the player?

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