Hickey was not Miami’s first choice. Far from it. Multiple candidates turned down the Dolphins, including Nick Caserio of the New England Patriots and Lake Dawson of the Tennessee Titans. Miami’s questionable internal structure was at the root of the issue.
It’s been an embarrassing few weeks for the Dolphins and their fans, who have been through the ringer. ESPN.com’s Dolphins page recently asked Miami fans for their take on Twitter.