Let the shakeup in Miami begin. As reported yesterday here, the Dolphins today did what was expected, as new Executive VP of Football Operations Bill Parcells said “so long” to Fins GM Randy Mueller as well as Assistant director of player personnel Mike Baugh and college scouting coordinator Rick Thompson. Right now it’s not known, but don’t be surprised if head coach Cam Cameron is also axed by Parcells this week as well.
Sunday the Fins wrapped up their worst season in the history of the franchise, as they lost to the Bengals to finish the season at 1-15. Mueller was the GM for three seasons, and in that time the team was unsuccessful, going 16-32 in three seasons, with the only winning season coming in 2005 when they were 9-7.
The team has not been to the playoffs since 2001, when they lost a home wild card game to the Ravens 20-3. There has been much speculation about who Parcells would be bringing in to be the teams GM and possible coach, with one name for coach being tossed around of that being Browns head coach Romeo Crennel. Last week Crennel was asked about the rumor, and of course he denied any interest, saying he had not heard about it and was staying in Cleveland.
“We appreciate the contributions that Randy, Mike and Rick made to the organization and want to wish them well, both personally and professionally, in the future,” said Dolphins President Bryan Wiedmeier on the teams official website.