The Miami Dolphins narrowed their head coaching search earlier this week to three candidates and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy believes he is the front-runner for the new job. McCoy received his second interview with the Dolphins this week. The two other candidates under consideration are Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and current interim head coach Todd Bowles.
McCoy had an interview scheduled with the Oakland Raiders, but he feels so confident that the head coaching job with the Miami Dolphins will be his, he withdrew his name from consideration by the Oakland Raiders. All three candidates have now finished their second interview with the Miami franchise.
A source with the Miami Dolphins told the Miami Herald why the team was so intrigued by McCoy. The Dolphins were impressed how the Denver Broncos, which started the season 1-4, were able to change their quarterback and offensive style of play in mid-season and still manage to win the AFC West.
I believe that to be a bit of a stretch though because the Broncos also finished the season with a 1-4 record in their final five games. The Broncos rarely won games on the strength of being an offensive powerhouse either. And lastly, had the Oakland Raiders won their final game, the Broncos would never had reached the playoffs.