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Big D
01-13-2007, 06:07 PM
The Miami Dolphins have reached an agreement with defensive coordinator Dom Capers on a deal that will make him the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL.

Capers' new deal is for three years and an estimated $8.1 million, team sources confirmed. His salary in 2007 will be $2.6 million, equal to that of Washington Redskins assistant head coach/defense Gregg Williams, but Capers will get raises of at least $100,000 per year in 2008 and 2009.

Capers' current deal was set to expire on Sunday; he would have been able to talk with other teams, but he would not have been able to sign with another team until Feb. 1.

Also, New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has emerged as a finalist in the Dolphins' search for a head coach, sources confirmed.

Schottenheimer will have a second interview with the Dolphins on Tuesday, one day after Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin gets his second interview as a finalist.

The Dolphins have pared their list from 12 candidates to four or five.

Schottenhenheimer just finished his first season as a coordinator. The 33-year-old son of San Diego Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer is the youngest coordinator in the NFL. Brian Schottenheimer was the quarterbacks coach in San Diego prior to joining Jets coach Eric Mangini's staff this past season.

Tomlin, who will turn 35 in March, also just completed his first season, as a defensive coordinator. Tomlin is a finalist for the Pittsburgh Steelers vacant head coaching position, too.

Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron also are believed to be finalists for the Dolphins' job.

Big D
01-13-2007, 06:08 PM
Hopefully this means gailey will get the dolphins job so we can quit sweating him. I also like hearing the news that tomlin is a finalist for the steelers

Atlanta Dan
01-16-2007, 08:06 PM
Well, it appears to be coming down to Jim Mora, Jr., Chan Gailey, or ... (wait for it) ... Mike Shula!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2733146

Apparently the Dolphins will not talk with you unless you have been fired from a HC job. What a train wreck that franchise is becoming.

tony hipchest
01-16-2007, 08:12 PM
Well, it appears to be coming down to Jim Mora, Jr., Chan Gailey, or ... (wait for it) ... Mike Shula!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2733146

Apparently the Dolphins will not talk with you unless you have been fired from a HC job. What a train wreck that franchise is becoming.i dont get it. why didnt they just make capers the head coach? is mora jr really a better candidate?

Atlanta Dan
01-16-2007, 08:22 PM
i dont get it. why didnt they just make capers the head coach? is mora jr really a better candidate?

:toofunny: No

fansince'76
01-16-2007, 08:23 PM
Well, it appears to be coming down to Jim Mora, Jr., Chan Gailey, or ... (wait for it) ... Mike Shula!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2733146

Apparently the Dolphins will not talk with you unless you have been fired from a HC job. What a train wreck that franchise is becoming.

No lie - Mike Shula? Why don't they just throw Rich Kotite into the mix as well?

tony hipchest
01-16-2007, 09:03 PM
:toofunny: Nolol.

how is capers gonna feel with freaking mike shula as his boss? i guess it wont matter much with the jack he is pulling in.