I say Marino has zero management knowledge because he has never been management. I wouldnt call his 3 week stint as acquiring knowledge or successful. It was a joke.
I dont care if Marino craps Miami Dolphins football. This is a different scenario where you do not succeed because of your name.
Manning wasnt going to sign here because we were a pretender not a contender. Marino could have begged all he wanted if he was in a position to , Manning was not coming here.
The bullying scandal committee is an embarrassment to be on & I would not be proud to add it to any resume. Dungy's interview with Martin pretty much confirmed that as well as the committees response to the Wells report.
Being a player for life for the only team you played for while admirable really does not guarantee into success.
Look ,If Marino gets on board I hope he is successful , god knows he can use it & so can the team.
Once again , Elway got THE franchise QB. But it was more circumstance & situation than Elway that got Manning to Denver.
I live in Denver. John Elway is absolutely the reason Peyton Manning chose Denver. He said it in multiple interviews with the media down here. His logic was that Elway was a quarterback that made a final run and won championships in his late 30s and went out on top. He thought that Elway would build another team like the late 90s Broncos that would help Peyton get back to the Super Bowl. Surprise, it worked.
While I agree that Marino didn't have that card to play. I'm sure Peyton would have at least flown to Miami and interviewed had Marino been the guy in charge. Marino has the type of reputation that would force a guy like Peyton to show up and at least listen to his pitch. You can snub Jeff Ireland, you can't snub "Dan the Man".
That said, if Marino does get hired, I understand that it is mostly a PR move. Ross is bringing him on in a similar role to what he did in 2004. He shows up, takes photos, and follows the GM and Head Coach around at all major events (i.e. senior bowl, combine, draft, free agency). It's great for the fans and the team's image. Right now, the tie breaker for Philbin and Hickey is Garfinkel. Personally, I'd rather the guy who breaks the ties is Dan Marino.