The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday interviewed former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to fill the same position in South Florida. Fisher arrived at the Dolphins facility on Stephen Ross' helicopter early on Tuesday morning, and was accompanied by Ross and not employed by the Dolphins Carl Peterson.
The Dolphins are believed to have Fisher as their top choice for the vacant head coach, but will have to compete against several other teams to land the coach. Seen as the hottest candidate around the league, Fisher is expected to interview next with the St. Louis Rams, and has been linked to the San Diego Chargers as well, despite the Chargers having not yet fired current coach Norv Turner.
The Dolphins coaching position is not seen as a top destination, thanks in large part to the instability in its coaching position. Whomever becomes the next coach of the Dolphins will be the team's tenth head coach, and their eighth since 1996. Since 2000, the average length of a coach's tenure in Miami has been two years.
Ross is thought to desire a coach with NFL experience, and would draw fans to the stadium. He is said to be willing to pay top dollar to a coach.
Fisher left the Dolphins' complex mid-afternoon today, again via Ross' helicopter. The Dolphins confirmed Fisher's visit following his departure.