As of this afternoon, the rumors of Mike Zimmer headed to the Miami Dolphins appear to be cooling off. Zimmer had been considered a strong favorite after his first interview in Miami, but other candidates are passing Zimmer at this point.
Three coaches are reportedly receiving requests from the Dolphins for a second interview and Zimmer is not one of them. They are the Todd Bowles (the current Miami Dolphins interim head coach), Mike McCoy (Denver Broncos offensive coordinator), and Joe Philbin (Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator).
An NFL source tells me Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has also been cut from consideration.
So what does this mean?
It means the next Dolphins coach will be selected among the following group: Todd Bowles, Joe Philbin, and Mike McCoy.
Bengals fans can relax for the moment, as all reports indicate that Zimmer’s future in Miami is done. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have reported interest in Zimmer, so our defensive coordinator isn’t safe yet.