Ex-Bears OC Dowell Loggains reportedly to interview for Dolphins head coaching job originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com
Former Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will interview for the Miami Dolphins' vacant head coaching position, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning.
Perhaps the Dolphins are just killing time while waiting for an assistant whose team is still in the playoffs - like New England Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores - to become officially available. Or maybe Miami is serious about listening to Loggains' pitch to lead their franchise after Adam Gase was fired earlier this month.
Loggains left Chicago as not exactly the most popular offensive coordinator in team history, having called the plays during an uninspired, dour 2017 season in which Mitch Trubisky made his NFL debut. The Bears severely lacked talent in 2017 - especially at wide receiver - but Loggains' comments about opposing defenses dictating his usage of a then-rookie Tarik Cohen struck a nerve on a team with a dearth of playmakers.
The Dolphins' offense ranked 26th in DVOA, while the Bears in 2017 ranked 28th. Gase brought Loggains, who was the Bears' quarterbacks coach while Gase was the offensive coordinator in 2015, to Miami a year ago to be his offensive coordinator.
Loggains, though, does have a creative mind and is a football junkie who called the play now known as the "Philly Special" a year before the Eagles ran it in the Super Bowl.
If Loggains were to get the Dolphins gig, though, he wouldn't get a shot at revenge against the Bears until 2022 (unless the two teams play in the Super Bowl!). But maybe coordinating Brock Osweiler's destruction of the league's best defense back in October is revenge enough.