We already discussed at length how important it is for the Dolphins to find the right offensive coordinator. And we all knew that the list had grown to four possible candidates for the position vacated by Dan Henning.
Those four were Chargers TE coach and former Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, Cowboys TE coach John Garrett, former Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, and former Browns head coach and current head coach of the Hartford Colonials (of the UFL) Chris Palmer.
Now we can add a fifth candidate to the list. The Minnesota Star Tribune is reporting that former Vikings head coach Brad Childress will meet with Tony Sparano and the Dolphins on Saturday to interview for the offensive coordinator role. Childress, of course, was fired late this past season after spending nearly five years as the head coach in Minnesota and compiling a 40-37 record.
Childress was previously the quarterbacks coach and eventually the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, helping mold Donovan McNabb into the six time Pro Bowler he became - five of those times being under Childress' tutelage.
If Childress was the eventual guy chosen to be offensive coordinator, the next two questions would be obvious. Would he install the 'West Coast Offense' in Miami? And would McNabb eventually bring his talents to South Beach (sorry, I couldn't resist)? Childress has pretty much run the West Coast offense exclusively during his career. And the possibility of reuniting with Donovan might be too much for Childress to pass up. But would a reunion with McNabb be a sticking point in negotiations? Would Childress demand the Dolphins make a strong play for McNabb if he was to come to Miami?
Things could get very interesting this weekend.