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Dolphins coaching rumors: Teams wary Dolphins could look at Dan Quinn?

In a strange rumor, it appears teams could be concerned the Miami Dolphins could have an eye towards Dan Quinn.

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File thins under the rumors out of nowhere category, but, according to a report from Jason LaCanfora of, there are some teams in the NFL who could see the Miami Dolphins dumping head coach Joe Philbin and making a run at Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn if he becomes available once the Seahawks' playoff run is complete.

The issue, as La Canfora explains, is teams are looking at the connection between Quinn and new Miami Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum, who had been serving as Quinn's agent until the Dolphins hired Tannenbaum. The Dolphins have unequivocally stated they are retaining Philbin for the 2015 season, and are said to be trying to work out a contract extension that would keep him under contract through the 2017 season, but, according to these reports, there are concerns among NFL teams. La Canfora also states, one of the teams concerned about that possiblity, was the New York Jets, who hired former Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles (2011 season) Tuesday night.

How much of a "concern" the possibility that Quin to the Dolphins could happen is not known, but it is at least out there. La Canfora added to his reports that a source has told him there is no chance the Dolphins would actually make the move, and that, if another team wants Quinn as their head coach, he will be available without Miami being involved. It is interesting, though, that teams are at least acknowledging a possibility of Quinn to Miami.