Whispers from around the NFL

• The Dolphins' offense was often abysmal in 2006. For example, the Fins posted a 1-9 record in games in which they threw the ball more than they ran it. As a result, we hear that coach Nick Saban may look to go in a different direction at offensive coordinator, despite the fact that Mike Mularkey has two years remaining on his contract.

• Word out of Jacksonville is this could be a contentious offseason between RB Fred Taylor and the Jaguars. We're told Taylor, who is signed through the 2007 season, will ask to be traded if the Jaguars don't meet his demands for a contract extension worth $5 million per year.

• Ravens QB coach Rick Neuheisel and OL coach/assistant head coach Chris Foerster have played important roles in the offensive game-planning in the 10 games since head coach Brian Billick took control of the offense. The way we hear it, Neuheisel is likely to take over as Baltimore's offensive coordinator in 2007.