Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 1/23/12

Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories from around the web you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

Dolphins Head Coach:

NFL.com news: Will Philbin usher in Miami rebirth? Resurgent 49ers offer hope
Dolphins fans want to know how Joe Philbin will be any different from Tony Sparano, or the men before him. Jeff Darlington writes that the 49ers' rebirth under Jim Harbaugh provides inspiration.

14 things to know about new Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, the interview process and the team’s offseason plans | The Daily Dolphin
Joe Philbin was introduced as the Dolphins' 10th head coach in a lengthy news conference on Saturday afternoon. Here are 14 things to know about Philbin.

Joe Philbin wins confidence but Miami Dolphins still need quarterback - Armando Salguero - MiamiHerald.com
Joe Philbin won the news conference on Saturday. He was energetic, he was enthusiastic, he was prepared, pleasant and even-keeled. Philbin did as well or better as any of the predecessors who have stood in front of the media and Dolphins nation since 1996 and offered hope, optimism and change.

What they’re saying: Insight on new Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin | The Daily Dolphin
Don’t know much about Joe Philbin? You’re not alone. Philbin, 50, has been a football coach for 28 years, but mostly in anonymity.

Joe Philbin sits out Senior Bowl, leaving scouting to Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin admits by the way his new team "stuck together" after an 0-7 start.

Dolphins Coaching Staff Search:

NFL.com news: Dolphins coach Philbin considers Bengals' Coyle for DC role
Kevin Coyle, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach, is under consideration for the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator position, according to a league source.

Sherman could land in Miami | ProFootballTalk
New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said at his introductory press conference that he plans to let his offensive coordinator call the plays in Miami next year. With Tom Clements expected to be promoted in Green Bay, it's worth wondering who that coordinator will be.

Dolphins | Interested in Andy Heck for OL coaching job - NFL Hot off the Wire
Philbin is showing interest in Heck for the offensive line coaching position.

Dolphins Quarterback Search:

Dolphins, Cardinals Among Those Interested in Manning | NFL Soup
NFL Soup discusses a few NFL teams that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning may draw interest from in the 2012 off-season.

Peyton Manning is at top of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' QB wish list
The hiring of Joe Philbin as head coach has many Dolphins fans excited about the prospect of signing Green Bay backup Matt Flynn to be the team's new franchise quarterback.

Dolphins Cornerbacks:

Vontae Davis And Sean Smith: Were They The Best CB Tandem? - Phin Phanatic - A Miami Dolphins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
"I’m going to go out on a limb and say we’re the best tandem in the league" is a direct quote made just weeks before the season opener from Davis.

Senior Bowl:

The Miami Dolphins Spotlight: Dolphins interview Houston WR Patrick Edwards at Senior Bowl
In the first report of the offseason connecting the Miami Dolphins to a 2012 NFL Draft prospect, Ben Volin tweeted Sunday evening that the team interviewed former Houston wide receiver Patrick Edwards at the Senior Bowl today.

Miami Dolphins notebook: Updates on the QB and coaching search from the Senior Bowl | The Daily Dolphin
Join Ben Volin as he updates us on the Senior Bowl and the Dolphins coaching search.

2012 NFL Draft:

The Miami Dolphins Spotlight: Miami Dolphins 2012 NFL Draft Player Interest Tracker
Chris J. Nelson will keep track of players who the Phins have shown interest in.

WalterFootball.com: 2012 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell
Campbell's updated Mock Draft

Former Dolphins:

Patriots WR Welker gets better with age - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Wes Welker got serious about staying in shape and the results have showed on the field, which will likely lead to a nice new contract.

Florida Stadiums:

Florida’s football stadiums fail to comply with important public law | ProFootballTalk
The pursuit of public funds for football stadiums carries with it certain obligations that wouldn't apply if football teams would simply build their own buildings.

News Around the AFC East:

Tannenbaum: Sanchez 'will be our starter' - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum made a strong statement in support of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez this week.

First down was time to shine for Bills running backs - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills' ability to run the ball well on first down should be the foundation of a successful offense for the team next season.

NFL.com news: Four years later, Giants-Patriots has an eerily familiar feel
The first Giants-Patriots Super Bowl was one for the ages. Although four years have passed, Jeff Darlington says the upcoming rematch in Indianapolis has an eerily familiar feel.

Joe Paterno:


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Just wanted to add this because I grew up watching this legend. Although he'll be remembered for his scandal, he had one great career.

Joe Paterno, Fallen Penn State Coaching Legend, Dies of Lung Cancer at 85 - Bloomberg
Joe Paterno, who set records for longevity and on-field success as Penn State University’s football coach before being fired because of his handling of a child-sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant, has died. He was 85.

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