Former Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has been fired by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The announcement came through yesterday — with the Alouettes ready to start their season in less than seven days. Sherman, who went 5-13 in his one season as the head coach of Montreal, will have to go back to the drawing board as he looks to extend his coaching career.
Sherman, of course, was an essential part of the Dolphins’ targeting and drafting of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill played for Sherman at Texas A&M, where Sherman served as the head coach from 2008 to 2011. Sherman would then join Tannehill in Miami and served as the team’s offensive coordinator for two seasons.
Sherman’s greatest contribution over those two seasons was the revelation that his offensive snap count was a “go” for pass plays and “go-go” for run plays. Without fail, defenders would jump Miami’s plays and the team seems obvious as to why. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin would reluctantly cave to the pressure to relieve Sherman of his duties after the 2013 NFL season.
The two years Sherman spent in Miami were so bad that Sherman spent three of the next five years completely out of football — and two years as a high school coach.
The CFL then came calling, although that too has come to an end.
Published at Sun, 09 Jun 2019 11:48:39 +0000