Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has expressed interest in former Packers coach Mike Sherman for the team’s offensive coordinator job, a league source said Monday.
That’s not a surprise — when Sherman was Green Bay’s coach, he gave Philbin his first NFL coaching job, in 2003. The men are friends.
But Sherman is a candidate for the Tampa Bay head coaching job and is expected to wait on a decision from the Buccaneers before deciding his next move. The Buccaneers have asked Sherman back for a second interview.
Sherman was 57-39 as Packers coach (2000-05) and 25-25 as Texas A&M’s coach the past four years before his firing last month.
The Dolphins also have expressed interest in Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo. He would be an option for offensive coordinator if Sherman doesn’t take the job. The Dolphins have not parted ways with incumbent offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, but Philbin clearly is pursuing other options.
• Another Dolphins coach is moving to the Jets’ staff. Dave DeGuglielmo, the Dolphins’ offensive line coach since 2009, is expected to take the same job with the Jets. The Jets also employ former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano (now the Jets’ offensive coordinator) and former Dolphins special teams coach Mike Westhoff.
• Offensive line coach Andy Heck, who met with Philbin on Sunday about a job, instead will remain a member of the Jaguars staff, the Florida Times Union reported.
• Philbin told Dolphins defensive backs coach Todd Bowles that they will speak Wednesday about Bowles’ future, but Bowles — who has a year left on his contract — is free to pursue other coaching jobs in the meantime. The Dolphins’ front office had interest in retaining Bowles, perhaps as defensive coordinator, but Philbin appears interested in pursuing different options. Philbin has autonomy on his coaching staff.
• Dolphins receivers coach Steve Bush and linebackers coach Bill Sheridan are not returning to the staff. Assistant receivers coach Ike Hilliard left Monday to become receivers coach of the Washington Redskins.
• 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.
• 49ers: Kyle Williams is ignoring the barrage of hateful, hurtful, even threatening comments he has received via social media in the aftermath of his ill-timed fumble that cost the San Francisco 49ers the NFC Championship Game against New York.
“I really didn’t pay attention to Twitter. All the feedback I needed was family and friends, the guys in the locker room,” Williams said.
• TV problem: Miami Dade-County based subscribers of DirecTV and Dish Network lost their signal to the closing minutes of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game because of a technical snafu, DirecTV confirmed Monday.
DirecTV said the fiber provider that’s used by DirecTV and Dish Network inadvertently cut a line during maintenance work.
As a result, viewers could not see the high-definition broadcast of the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, plus the overtime, in the Giants-49ers game. Viewers were able to see the less-clear standard definition broadcast.
The problem was fixed Monday morning.