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Dolphins clearly blocking Dowell Loggains from joining Jets

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It’s been over 10 days, since Adam Gase agreed to be the New York Jets coach. And, even though the new Jets boss apparently wants to bring his former offensive coordinator from the Dolphins, Dowell Loggains, with him on staff, it seems obvious that, for now, Miami is blocking that move.

That’s the only conclusion that we can be draw, as to why Loggains hasn’t been officially announced as part of Gases’ staff

Why do we conclude that?

Let’s examine the situation a little more, which only enhances the conclusion that the Fins are denying Loggain’s (seen above celebrating the “Miami Miracle” with Gase in December) a chance to join the AFC East rivals. Or, maybe seeking compensation from the Jets for him to make the lateral move:

One, Gase took a job that will play Miami twice a year for his tenure. So naturally, Miami doesn’t want to help him and will do everything to try to hinder him, now that that is happened.

The second thing that we know is: the Dolphins actually interviewed Loggains for their head coaching vacancy last Friday. How serious they were about him becoming the their head coach is another matter, but they still publicly announced that they were talking to him formally about the vacancy.

And, next, we also know that most assistants holding the coordinator title have two year deals or at least, deals where the team has a second-year option to keep the coordinator. That’s likely in Loggains’ case, too. Further, doing some quick deduction: that has to be what the Dolphins are standing behind to keep him with them and away from Gase and the Jets, for now.

Otherwise, just like the Jets have already announced that Greg Williams, the Browns interim coach last year and longtime defensive coordinator in the NFL, had joined New York to call his defense next season, Gase would bring on Loggains, who was also with him in Chicago, previously.

It’s been reported everywhere that Miami is waiting on Patriots assistant Brian Flores to be their new head coach, and there’s no indication anywhere that Loggains has any connection to him or would stay on the staff.

So, that only adds to the argument that they are looking for the Jets to give them some kind of compensation to release Loggains from his deal. Or, they will hold tight and force Gase to likely hire someone else for the offensive coordinator role.

The Bucs swapped their sixth round pick for the Cardinals seventh round pick to get to hire Bruce Arians as head coach, last week.

This, by the way is what the Ravens last week did by elevating Greg Roman, who’s been a longtime offensive coordinator in the NFL to their position in Baltimore. This is because, Flores apparently was wanting to bring Roman with him to Miami. However, the promotion allows Baltimore to block that move.

Kinda like the “game of chicken” that the Dolphins are playing with the Jets on how much they really want Loggains and how long the Jets are willing to wait?

Now, some Fins fans would say, “great. Let New York hire him. He’s terrible.” And, that’s a whole other humorous angle.

Still, for now, until it leaks out otherwise in the media or there’s some announcement. Dowell Loggains isn’t leaving Miami…especially to join Adam Gase.

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