Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was once believed to be the favorite to take over the open head-coaching position with the Miami Dolphins. Now he hasn't even made it to the second round, according to the Miami Herald.
Another fella who didn't make it past the first cut is Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub, who the Herald notes was the first man interviewed for the job. "Toub was told Monday he was no longer being considered for the job," according to the paper, and he "re-signed with the Bears" Tuesday.
The men left in the running, according to the Herald, are Todd Bowles, who took over the Fins when Tony Sparano got fired in December; Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin; and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Philbin will get his interview Wednesday in New York with team owner Stephen Ross while McCoy will interview Thursday, the paper notes.
The Herald also points out that some have questioned whether Philbin is up to the task of running a team after his 21-year-old son tragically drowned recently. NFL sources tell the paper that Philbin is "clearly eager" to do it and is up for relocating his family.