Dol­phins in­ter­view Allen for head coach­ing job

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nfl -

New Or­leans Saints de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Den­nis Allen is the third can­di­date to in­ter­view for the Mi­ami Dol­phins’ coach­ing job.

He met Satur­day with the Dol­phins, who ear­lier in­ter­viewed New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots lineback­ers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City Chiefs of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Eric Bie­niemy. Mi­ami is seek­ing a re­place­ment for Adam Gase, fired Mon­day af­ter three sea­sons.

Allen went 8-28 as head coach of the Oak­land Raiders be­fore he was fired four games into the 2014 sea­son. Since he joined the Saints, they’ve risen from 31st in yards al­lowed in 2015 to 14th this sea­son.


Texans quar­ter­back De­shaun Wat­son (4) is sacked by Colts de­fen­sive tackle Al-Quadin Muham­mad (97) dur­ing In­di­anapo­lis’ 21-7 win over Houston in a wild card play­off game Satur­day in Houston.

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