Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, citing multiple sources, reports that the idea of pairing former Bills HC Doug Marrone as the Dolphins head coach with Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator has been mentioned as a “viable” possibility.
Salguero points out that VP Mike Tannenbaum got to know Marrone when both were with the Jets and Tannenbaum reportedly reached out to Schwartz camp after the Dolphins fired DC Kevin Coyle.
Marrone is expected to be a popular coaching candidate in the coming weeks after he opted out of his contract with the Bills, but was forced to take an assistant role with the Jaguars.
Adding Schwartz as defensive coordinator could be a big boost for the team’s defense, as he had a lot of success working with Marrone in Buffalo. Beyond that Schwartz has had success working with big-ticket free agent DT Ndamukong Suh during their time together in Detroit.
Bears OC Adam Gase has also been mentioned as a head-coaching candidate to keep an eye on.
We’ll have more regarding the Dolphins head-coaching job as the news is available.