After a messy season, the Dolphins are still looking for a replacement for axed general manager Jeff Ireland. With Browns assistant G.M. Ray Farmer declining a second interview with the team, it appears the search for a G.M. is far from over, per Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel.
The news of Farmer turning down another interview came just hours after the Dolphins had narrowed their list of candidates, with Farmer reported as the favorite for the job, according to Darin Gantt of NBC Sports.
Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine is likely the favorite now, as it seems going with an in-house hire is preferred for Miami, considering they told a few outside candidates “no thanks” within the last few days.
The Dolphins might be best suited to give Gaine a chance, considering most of the dissatisfaction that fans have with the team has to do with owner Stephen Ross. However, hiring Gaine would make virtually no splash, something the Dolphins might want after a very uneventful (until Martin-Incognito that is) five years under Ireland.
Whoever the Dolphins hire as G.M. will have the responsibility of seriously evaluating head coach Joe Philbin and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Both entering their third season, neither has shown that they are the long-term answer in Miami. For a franchise that has been mediocre for over a decade now, decisive action from the new G.M. is what is needed most.