Dolphins Hire Dennis HickeyJanuary 26th, 2014
Well now. The Miami Dolphins made a big splash today when they hired a Buccaneer Man who was the right-hand man of a guy who got fired. Bucs director of player personnel Dennis Hickey is the new general manager of the Miami Dolphins.
Oddly enough, Hickey took a job that a few others passed on, including new Bucs general manager Jason Licht. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has all the details.
Hickey accepted the job this morning after multiple people turned down the offer, according to a source who decliend to say which people. It is known Nick Caserio turned down the job on Saturday.
Hickey succeeds Jeff Ireland, who mutually agreed with the team to leave after serving as GM since 2008. Interestingly, Hickey gets this shot despite not interviewing with Tampa Bay, the team he’s worked for 18 years, when that team looked for a GM this offseason.
So it looks like Licht will be hiring a new trusted confidant sooner than expected.
Joe knows former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik has had feelers put out to him for work. It will be interesting to see if Dominik decides to pull a Scott Pioli, where he takes off a season and does some TV work, or if Hickey lures Dominik to Miami to be his right-hand man and turn the Dolphins into Tampa Bay South.