Ross has been meeting with his top advisors before deciding whether to fire anyone, two people familiar with the situation said.
One of the people said the meetings began Sunday night and will resume Thursday, and a decision could come then. That person said that during the Dolphins' loss Sunday to the
Both people spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because discussions regarding a possible organizational shake-up have been private.
Second-year offensive coordinator Mike Sherman is considered the most likely to be fired, and sixth-year General Manager
The Dolphins, who finished 8-8, were on the verge of earning the final
Ross is concerned about the impact of the late collapse on attendance, which has sagged during the playoff drought.
Grooming a quarterback may be Job 1 for O'Brien,
Bill O'Brien worked closely with
He's now set to return to the NFL to coach Houston, and he's a long way from Brady. The Texans have the No. 1 draft pick, and O'Brien might well find himself having to groom a rookie quarterback.
Two people familiar with the negotiations, speaking to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn't been made, said Tuesday night that O'Brien reached an agreement to coach the Texans. He is expected to be introduced Thursday.
He inherits a team filled with talent but whose biggest problem is at quarterback. Veteran
A number of talented quarterbacks could be available in May's draft. Louisville's
O'Brien spent 2007-12 as an offensive assistant under
But his success with quarterbacks didn't begin or end with Brady.
In 2001 he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at
His success in grooming quarterbacks continued at Penn State in 2012. Under O'Brien's tutelage, senior Matt McGloin made remarkable improvement.
McGloin won the Burlsworth Trophy as the nation's best player who began his career as a walk-on, and signed with the
Phillips want to stay with Texans
Wade Phillips couldn't persuade the Texans to make him their next head coach. He'd like to remain with the organization anyway.
Phillips told the
Phillips, 66, was viewed as a major asset to the Texans during their 12-4 season in 2012. Despite the 2-14 finish this season, Houston still ranked seventh in the league in yards allowed.
McDermott to interview with Washington
NFL rules mandate interviews with assistant coaches on a bye week must be conducted before the conclusion of the wild-card games. The Panthers (12-4) have a first-round bye.
The Redskins are looking to replace
McDermott, 39, joined the Panthers in 2011. His defense gave up the second-fewest points in the NFL and had a league-high 60 sacks.
Caldwell a candidate
Wooten told the Baltimore Sun he expected Caldwell to interview with the Lions by Thursday. The Redskins had also asked for and been granted permission by the Ravens to interview Caldwell, Wooten said.
Wooten, who runs an organization that promotes diversity in NFL hiring, said he also expects former
Fisher hurt his groin near the end of practice Tueaday, and Hali has been dealing with swelling in his knee. Neither of them participated fully in Wednesday's workout.