Kubiak as an offensive play caller has always been a success. Kubiak would be a steal and IMO he and RT would be ideal for the type of WCO he runs.
As for GM. I want the dolphins to have an identity that will stay for years to come.
If Kubiak is hired as OC, let's draft guys who fit his and Kevin Coyles system. In addition to this, let's get assistants coached up to eventually take if as co-ordinators, so that we have a continual process of drafting players that for the 'dolphins', much like you have heard about players the Steelers draft.
If we continually keep similar schemes, together with drafting this type if player, we will have depth throughout rusher and players who can always step in, without the constant process of always resetting and starting again, everytime a HC or Co-ordinator moves on.
The pro et contra evaluation required goes beyond whatever we can see but there are some key elements of what I would put in mind at both selection processes.
Aspects to consider before hiring an OC:
- Joe Philbin uses West Coast Offense and current roster is molded into WCO fundamentals. So Miami will continue using WCO variations. That limits the list and four names pop out: Gary Kubiak (former Texans' HC), Bill Lazor (Eagles' QB coach), Ben McAdoo (Packers' QB coach) and Kyle Shanahan (former Redskins' QB coach).
- Ryan Tannehill is on his 3rd year and he must be pushed to step up without breaking him. Bill Lazor and Kyle Shanahan worked with young passers in 2013 but Gary Kubiak shines as QB developer.
- Dolphins' running game was pathetic in 2013. A balanced offense complicate defensive tasks, and WCO is pass-based but requires a strong running game. Those that have been working as QB coaches could have problem handling it, while Kubiak knows the job.
- An offensive coordinator will prepare the offense creating strategies for every situation of gameday and developing both individual and collective abilities, but there must be a functional communication with his HC. Ben McAdoo leads here as close friend of Joe Philbin.
My favorite option would be Kubiak, but would accept Lazor or McAdoo.
Aspects to consider before hiring a GM:
- Miami should continue using WCO variations. Part of the problems with this team is the perpetual request for changes and willing to adopt new offensive styles leads to erase any development and eats a lot of cap space.
- Talent evaluators are tied with some fundamentals. Picking a guy with strong WCO linkage is a must.