A new name has surfaced in the Dolphins coaching search. The team has officially announced it interviewed Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday.
I know what you're probably thinking: Wait, you mean the same Denver offense that was painful to watch at times with Tim Tebow at QB? Yes, that would be case, but don't let that sway your opinion. McCoy intrigues me as a potential coach.
First of all, he fits the bill for what owner Stephen Ross is looking for. He's young, just 39 years old. He's considered a bright offensive mind and his expertise is working with quarterbacks. Basically, he's unproven but up-and-coming.
As for the Tebow struggles: Remember, the Broncos had to scrap their entire offense mid-season to adjust for the type of game Tebow plays. You may laugh at it, but that revamped offense made enough plays to help Denver win the AFC West and a playoff game. When was the last time Miami won a playoff game?
Point is, McCoy knows how to work with what he has. He has been a QB coach in the NFL, including helping Tebow improve. I think he's worth an interview, and if he knocks it out of the park, I wouldn't be surprised if Ross offers him the job. Let's not forget, Ross said he wanted a young Don Shula. It's hard to imagine anyone being that, but Ross seems to be inclined to head in the younger direction now that the big names are gone. It's something to keep our eyes on.