Dolphins Ready to Throw Tons of Money at Jeff Fisher
The Miami Dolphins are ready to go all in on hiring former Titans coach Jeff Fisher. However, he has attracted the interest of other teams searching for a coach, including the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fins owner Stephen Ross is ready to outbid any team for Fisher's services. That doesn't, however, mean that landing Fisher is a sure thing.
"Ross has the deep pockets necessary to pay what he must to hire Fisher, and he apparently does not want to be seen as incapable of landing the most prized coach on the market -- at least not as a result of being outbid," the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports.
Let us pause for a moment to realize how sad it is that Fisher, who had a solid but not spectacular 16 years with the Titans/Oilers, is actually the most-prized coach on the market.
Yahoo! Sports also reports that Fisher was impressed by Ross's five-star treatment, which included a helicopter ride and a stone crab dinner.
But Fisher is reportedly concerned about the "structure" of the Dolphins. Several reports and rumors indicate that Ross is ready to hand over front-office control to former Chiefs GM Carl Peterson. We're not sure how that would square with Fisher, or any other big-name coach for that matter.
Other reports indicate Fisher would much rather land at a team with a better QB situation, and, well, that's just about any other team in the NFL.
Still, money talks, and if Fisher wants to speak that language, he'll definitely pick up Ross's next phone call.
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