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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 1/24/12

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

Dolphins Head Coach:

New Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has a Tony Dungy-like swagger - Miami Miami Dolphins |
Philbin, 50, comes off as a very intelligent individual with a strong and silent disposition similar to former Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy gives Joe Philbin thumbs up | The Daily Dolphin
New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin called Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy a fantastic football coach and a great human being at his introductory press conference.

Dolphins Quarterbacks:

Miami Dolphins have likely seen last of Chad Henne – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
"Until they push me out of here." That’s what Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne said a few weeks ago when asked how long he planned to remain on the roster.

Miami Dolphins have plans to upgrade quarterback position - South Florida
Dolphins have a master plan to upgrade the quarterback position. Plenty of research has been done, and there are many tiers to the plan.

Dolphins Wide Receivers:

Brandon Marshall: 2011 Year In Review « The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
Brandon Marshall earned a trip to this week’s Pro Bowl with a tremendous 2011 season for the Dolphins.

Dolphins Coaching Staff:

Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff Situation
Joe Philbin is about the business of hiring a coaching staff right now. And while many of Miami's assistant coaches are excellent at what they do and the club denied some of them permission to interview with other clubs the past two weeks, their chances of staying seem slim now.

Miami Dolphins’ Joe Philbin has interest in former Packers coach Mike Sherman - Miami Dolphins -
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has expressed interest in former Packers coachMike Shermanfor the team offensive coordinator job, a league source said Monday.

Ike Hilliard joins Redskins staff as receivers coach; Slowik moves from DBs to linebackers - The Washington Post
Ike Hilliard is the new receivers coach for the Washington Redskins.

The Miami Dolphins Spotlight: Todd Bowles, Brian Daboll among those not returning to Dolphins' staff
Reported on Monday indicated that numerous members of Tony Sparano's staff with the Dolphins will not be retained under Philbin, including offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and assistant head coach/secondary coach Todd Bowles.

Word here at the Senior Bowl is the Jets will grab a couple of the Dolphins' former assistants. Nearly a done deal. Omar Kelly

2012 Free Agency:

Dolphins Turn Eyes To Free Agency & Draft - Phin Phanatic - A Miami Dolphins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jeff Ireland is sitting in Mobile, Alabama with his most trusted scouts. They are scoping out the talent from the Senior Bowl practices.

The Miami Dolphins Spotlight: A look at the Packers' impending free agents
With the hiring of head coach Joe Philbin, rumors immediately began swirling that the Miami Dolphins would be pursuing flavor of the month and looming free agent quarterback Matt Flynn, who worked with Philbin over the past four season in Green Bay.

2012 Senior Bowl:

Dolphins To Mine Senior Bowl For Talent This Week
Four years ago when Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland attended his first Senior Bowl in that role he did so without his head coach. This time around Ireland will be in the same situation.

Senior Bowl Day 1: Southern Comfort Rules The Day In Fairhope; Other Notes
The first practices of the 2012 Senior Bowl were held at two different locations, with the South team working out on a muddy track at Fairhope Municipal Stadium. The North team practiced at the site of Saturday’s game, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, so naturally a lot of attention was paid to the practice on the other side of the bay. news: QB, TE among positions of interest at Senior Bowl
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are clearly the top two QBs in the 2012 NFL Draft, so the Senior Bowl is the first opportunity for the third-best QB to emerge.

NFL Videos: Senior Bowl practice: North QBs (VIDEO)
Paul Burmeister, Charles Davis and Mike Mayock take you inside Monday's Senior Bowl practice for a closer look at the North squad's quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Kellen Moore and Kirk Cousins.

Jeff Ireland is scouting the South practice, with Weeden, Foles and Lindley at QB. Ben Volin

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins was among players who met with Dolphins officials at the Senior Bowl. Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson said he also has a meeting planned with Miami. Miami Herald

RB Chris Rainey interviewed with the Dolphins today. Another speed guy. Ben Volin

Florida Stadiums:

Pro teams could be forced to return millions - Florida Wires -
Professional sports teams in Florida may have to return millions in tax money under a proposal now moving in the Florida Legislature.

News Around the AFC East:

Report: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play In Super Bowl | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter
A source familiar with the status of Rob Gronkowski’s ankle injury told the Boston Herald that it won’t prevent the Pro Bowl tight end from playing in Super Bowl XLVI.

New England Patriots favored by Vegas books to win Super Bowl - NFL -
Las Vegas casinos have made the New England Patriots favorites to win the Super Bowl thanks to their national following, a decade of winning and the playoff mystique of quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick.

Sparano Getting the Band Back Together? |
With the Jets working to replenish some of their coaching positions, it sounds like the Jets (and Miami) are allowing Tony Sparano to interview some of his former staff from Miami.