Bucs, Dolphins Want To Interview Gamble

The Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Bucs have notified the Eagles of their intention to interview Tom Gamble for their vacant general manager positions, a source confirmed.

Adam Caplan was first with the report.

Interested teams do not have to request permission for an interview when it comes to potential promotions of this stature, but instead notify the current employer of their intentions. It is not yet clear whether Gamble will accept the opportunity to interview for these jobs.


Jason Cole of the National Football Post earlier in the week described Gamble as a leading candidate for the Miami gig, though several other names have since been thrown into the mix.

The Eagles added Gamble as vice president of player personnel last February to replace Ryan Grigson, who went to Indianapolis. Gamble first spent time with the Eagles’ organization from 1988 to 1994. He spent eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers – seven as director of pro personnel and one as director of player personnel – before rejoining the Eagles. He previously worked as a college scout for the Indianapolis Colts as well.

Multiple teams with GM openings showed interest in Gamble last offseason, but ultimately he landed in Philadelphia and reported to Howie Roseman.

In related news: Adam Schefter reported that Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor interviewed for Miami's offensive coordinator job on Wednesday, but the Dolphins are now "zeroing in" on Kyle Shanahan, Gary Kubiak, and Ben McAdoo.

Pat Shurmur has not netted any head coaching interviews, we're told.

Sheil Kapadia contributed to this report.

  • Joe from Easton

    Don’t go Gamble.

  • theedevilsadvocate

    really please dont go gamble that would suck only having him for one season…

  • Will

    Hopefully Gamble comes out publicly stating he wants to stay in Philadelphia…

  • theycallmerob

    Personally, I wouldn’t be gambling with lazors. Just seems dangerous.

    • bentheimmigrant

      I know, right? Next they’ll come for our other coaches. I’ll fipp out.

      • George

        Since that’ll be next year, now we can Have a party! I’ll bring Chips. Just hope nobody gets drunk and takes a Duce on the floor.

    • GEAGLE

      Any chance you are going to the UFC in Baltimore on April 27th?
      UFC light heavyweight Title Jon Jones vs. Glover texiera

      • theycallmerob

        Just saw that today! Yea pry going

        • GEAGLE

          Def make my way down there for that…

    • UKEagle99

      Lol

  • anon

    I wouldn’t be super worried. Gamble would inhereit a complete crapfest in miami, wouldn’t get to chose his own staff and would have limited ability to do anything will all the FAs they just acquired. I guess he’s been “not gm” for a long time, but seems like there’d be a better situation after another year.

    • GEAGLE

      Yeah no way Tom gamble is going to be a GM for Philbin and an OC to be named…that’s just not going to happen. Lovie is more respected around the league so I view Tampa as more of threat as a gamble poacher then Miami

      • Dominik

        Altough with Tampa, he’ll have to life with Smith for at least a couple of years. If Philbin doesn’t get it done, he’ll find his coach next season. GMs tend to like to hire their own choice.

  • Beastmode

    Weird how no one can just email gamble and, you know, ask him if he’s interested first. Seems fairly retarded.

  • UKEagle99

    He won’t go! Only Birds migrate south in the winter. Damn, I guess I didn’t think that one through :-/

  • UKEagle99

    I think Howie should support both Gamble & Lazor in their potential promotions and put his money where his mouth is. He should hire Richie Icognito as their agents and flythem all down south and see how things pan out. Just saying….

  • Mike Flick

    If Shurmur wants to be a head coach again, he needs to work on his presentation skills. He does a horrible press conference, comes across as slow and boring. He also has bad eye contact which gives him a shiftiness.

    • Media Mike

      You’d be shocked why some guys don’t get interviews as head coaches. Pat Kirwan stated on the radio that Al Davis told him Rob Ryan would never be interviewed for a head coaching job because of that trailer trash haircut and that another owner stated he’d not hire Ray Horton as a head coach because of the cornrow haircut he was sporting as DC of the Cards.

  • Media Mike

    There was some chat the other day (either on Sirius or MMQB) that established GM type guys (Gamble included) won’t take a Miami job because the owner is a nut case and the front office is not structured in a manner that would engender success. I doubt Gamble takes that job.
    Tampa could be interesting.

  • Media Mike

    Who y’all got as your 5 HOF people?
    I’d go with Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, Will Shields, and Aeneas Williams.
    I’d vote Guy in from the senior list, but not Claude Humphrey. Humphrey only made 6 pro bowls, but Eric Allen can’t even get votes and he made 6……….so 6 isn’t enough.

    • GEAGLE

      Don’t think brooks makes it in I his first time…Strahan will get in, because he was already rejected…def Walter Jones….I would put Sheilds in the hall of fame, but it’s tough for guards to get in

      • Media Mike

        I would put in Strahan in next year, but not over the 5 guys I like for this year’s class.

  • GEAGLE

    Yesterday I wrote about the possibility of Barr falling in the drafts. If that kid slips out of the top 10, he could really fall into our range..all the teams picking 11-15 need 4-3DE. Giants,Titans,RAms,Cowboys have no use for OLB….

    As crazy as Barr falling to 15 sounded yesterday, this morning I’m already seeing mocks(BGN) that have Barr falling all the way to the cardinals at 20…we have to be dumb to not go get this kid if he falls that close to us

    • Media Mike

      Draft Tek has Barr as their 3rd rated 3-4 OLB and listed at 6’3″ 238 lbs. If he measures out at the combine as 6’1 3/4ths and 231; is he really the faster version of Barwin we need to get to the next level on pass rush? I’m not sure Barr’s body type fits what we need in a 3-4 OLB.

      • GEAGLE

        VON MILLER 2.0 simple as that…maybe not his rookie year, but he will become a beast of a pass rusher. Too explosive….to get a guy that can develop into a monster rusher who can also do some ofthe freak things Dion Jordan does would be the greatest thing that could happen to this defense….
        ….
        Draft Sam, and Olines will know he is coming every single time and Barwin is dropping…put Barr across from Barwin and opponents won’t know who is coming or going….

        Khalil Mack will be a fantastic pro, and a much more impressive rookie year…but I think Barr will be better…

        and as long as Cole is back, I don’t mind drafting a kid that needs to spend his first year adding weight…ease him in slowly like Ertz

        • Media Mike

          Von Miller plays a hybridized role in a 4-3. If we were in 4-3 under, rather than straight up 3-4, I’d be ok with Barr. I just don’t see how he fits in what we’re trying to do long term. Again, I’m not really excited about the traditional 3-4 OLB types in this draft in the first round.

          • GEAGLE

            Barr is this years raw Lane Johnson…Barr has the potential down the line to be one of the best players out of this draft…the kid was a frigging RB a year ago, and now he is just exploding thru college OTs….BEAST!! I think he is more pass rush ready in nthe NFL then Dion was when he got drafted, but Dion is more coverage ready…

            People like to downplay Dion, funny how no one mentions he had a heckuva game shutting down Gronk in coverage
            ..
            Btw, sorry to burst everyone’s Attachuo bubble, but that kid is getting drafted in round 1…getting him in round 3 is a pipe dream

            Keep an eye on VTs James gayle for the birds

          • Media Mike

            Except Dion is a legit 6’6, right? I want to see how tall Barr actually is before I form a final opinion on him. If he is legitimately 6’3″, I’m ok with him in a 3-4 OLB role. If he’s really, as I strongly suspect, not even close to 6’3″ than I’m not comfortable putting him out there in a versatile OLB role. And I have to fall back on Chip’s comment “Big people beat up small people” comment when looking at draft prospects.

          • GEAGLE

            I have a feeling he is 6’3….when you watch him play, he isn’t shorter then the Olinemen he goes up against….if he was 6’1, you’d would see it on tape when he is up against a 6’5 OT…I have a feeling hi s height is legit…but we will find out in 5 weeks…we have our oppinions now, but they are all subject to change as the draft process unfolds….I’m more interested in his arm length, because I think his height is legit

            We need an ATHLETE at that position….can’t have a stiff DE like Cole

          • Media Mike

            I hear you. It’ll be interesting to see some actual height / weight numbers. I can’t wait to see loser Johnny Streetball measure up at 6 foot flat or less. It’ll make watching Cleveland trading up to #2 for him even more funny.

          • GEAGLE

            I hate that little snot face….can’t wait til he is the face of the Browns and he gets knocked the F out at a bar being a jack ass….dying to see his mugshot

          • Media Mike

            6 games a year vs. scary people in Cincy, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.

          • GEAGLE

            I want to see Vontaze Butfict eat him alive

          • Media Mike

            I’d most enjoy James Harrison body slamming him in a manner similar to the way Harrison destroyed that loser Vince Young with a full pick up / smash down form tackle. Followed by pulling a pen, paper, and money out of his sock. Sign the autograph, drop it and the money on Johnny Football, and then throw the flag back in the ref’s face.

          • GEAGLE

            Too early to talk dirty…don’t want to get aroused!!!! lol…I just want Suggs to pick him up and just launch him

          • Media Mike

            I cannot stand the type of football represented by scramble bums like Johnny Football. I don’t want the NFL ruined by garbage play in a manner that makes the current NBA unwatchable.

          • GEAGLE

            Dude I’m with you…I hate that crap. We sat thru Randall,Mcnabb,Vince Young, and Vick…..Im dying for an immobile statue like foles

          • Media Mike

            EASY on McNabb. McNabb was extremely intelligent and refined with his rushing choices. I’m a huge McNabb fan and in spite of some bad throws due to not having his feet set well enough, he played the game the right way.

          • BrickSquadMonopoly

            Dion turned out to be the floppest pick in the draft. You’re acting like hes a good player

    • Media Mike

      I’d find a 6’5″ 250+ guy like Michael Sam from Mizzou in the 3rd round as a better fit for what we need. There seems to be a lack of 6’4″+ pass rushers in this draft.

    • Media Mike