Chan Gailey finalist for Dolphins

Former Pittsburgh Steeler offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is a finalist for the Miami Dolphins head coaching job. To put it into perspective, Gailey is a ideal fit because the Dolphins can have Gailey hold down the fort for a couple seasons until Bill Cowher returns to the coaching ranks. The Dolphins are very high on Bill Cowhers list of teams he will consider when he comes back to the NFL. Gailey’s is the perfect stop-gap coach for the Dolphins until they can find their big name coach they are seeking. Because of Gaileys age, health, and friendship with Cowher, he most likely would step a aside to become offensive coordinator when Cowher decides to return. This is all just a theory but it has to be going through ownerships mind.The team has already interviewed Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz, former Giants defensive coordinator Tim Lewis and Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The top candidates remaining are Gailey, Jim Mora and possibly Marty Shottenheimer.

Ravens a one year wonder?????
With Steve McNair and Ray Lewis getting up their in age don’t be surprised if the Ravens take a few steps backward next season. One major void will be the offensive line. All-Pro left tackle Jonathan Odgen is expected to retire. Ogden said there’s a “possibility” he might retire after 11 seasons, according to the Baltimore Sun.”I’ll take a week to try to let my toe get better and I’ll see from there,” said Ogden, a 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle. “I’ll take some time away and re-evaluate some things. That’s how it’s going to be. I’ll see what I want to do next year a little later on.” Another loss the Ravens may endure is up and coming linebacker Adalius Thomas. A Pro Bowl linebacker, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this spring. Thomas had 83 tackles in 2006 and was second on the Ravens with 11 sacks. The Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals are two teams with amounts of cap room that are expected to make a major run at Thomas “Pro football Weekly is reporting”

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