And because of this, they have requested to interview DC Matt Patricia and OC Josh McDaniels. Neither coach has agreed to interview, as both are focusing on next weekend's divisional round playoff game.
McDaniels is a tantalizing coach because of his success as the playcaller for the NFL's best offense over the past few years, and an offense that won a Super Bowl just a year ago.
On top of that, McDaniels has something most of the other candidates don't have: head coaching experience.
McDaniels left the Patriots to be the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2009-2010, where he went 8-8 in 2009 and 3-9 before being fired in 2010. He is most known for his ability to work with QB's like Tom Brady and Matt Cassel, both of who thrived under McDaniel's leadership with the Patriots.
Is McDaniels the right fit in Miami? My gut feeling is no. He would likely be another "hot coordinator" who lacked the ability to control the entire team and improve a weak Dolphins defense.
That being said, McDaniels could prove to be like his boss, Bill Belichick, who managed to land a second head coaching job after failing with his first as a member of the Cleveland Browns,
Belichick went on to be the HC of the Patriots, and the rest as you know, is history.
Don't expect McDaniels to head to South Beach this offseason, but it is not unlikely that he may end up being the head coach elsewhere.