Lake Dawson turns down Miami GM job

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    Titans executive Lake Dawson passed on an opportunity to become General Manager of the Miami Dolphins because he didn’t think the job was an ideal fit.

    The Dolphins on Sunday then hired Dennis Hickey, previously with the Buccaneers, as their new G.M. Hickey replaces Jeff Ireland, who parted ways with the Dolphins earlier this month after six years with the team.

    “Stephen (Ross) is a great owner, he’s passionate and he wants to win,’’ Dawson said. “But the details of the offer didn’t align with my vision. I turned it down because it wasn’t an ideal fit for my family and me.”

    Dawson interviewed twice for the GM job before getting the offer. Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio also reportedly declined an offer to become the Dolphins G.M.

    In addition to interviewing with the Dolphins, Dawson also interviewed for the same position with the Buccaneers earlier this month. Last offseason, he interviewed with the Rams.

    Dawson is in his seventh season with the Titans, and his second as VP of player personnel. He has 19 years of NFL experience as a player and executive. With the Titans, he works with General Manager Ruston Webster on day-to-day football operations while focusing on pro and college players. He joined the Titans in 2007 as director of pro personnel and was promoted in 2011 to VP of football operations. He previously worked with the Seahawks.

    Dawson said he’s looking forward to working further with Webster and new coach Ken Whisenhunt under president/CEO Tommy Smith.

    “I’m very excited about my role with continuing our process with building a championship organization with Tommy, Ruston and Ken,’’ Dawson said. “I believe in our plan for success and the people in our building.”

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  2. amy

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    well, if he is so excited to work with the others, why is he applying for every job opening?
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  3. Ensconatus

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    I'm jot sure it's "applying" as much as it's being courted.
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  4. ImATitan

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    Glad he's staying. Seems like a solid football guy.
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  5. Fry

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    Because it would have been a step up?
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  6. Smash

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    Everybody turned down the Miami job. That organization is a mess and won't get any better soon.
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  7. Smash

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  8. Ten_Titans

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    I don't think NFL teams take applications......
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  9. nbtoppers2

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    it has been since shula and marino. an absolute dumpster fire.
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  10. cdubbs2121

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    Yea Miami is a mess

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