Breaking: Joe Philbin fired
The Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross have relieved Joe Philbin of his head coaching duties effective immediately after the team lost its third game in a row yesterday. Philbin had been widely reported to be on the hot seat heading into Sunday’s game against the Jets. In that game, the Dolphins looked like a bad football team who was not prepared or capable of beating any team. The firing was first reported by the Sun-Sentinel.
Tight ends coach Dan Campbell is expected to serve as the interim coach of the Dolphins for the remainder of the 2015 season. It is unclear whether the rest of the coaching staff will remain to work under Campbell, but defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle may be fired as well. Ross has reportedly been unhappy with the job Coyle has done, especially after forking over millions of dollars at free agents (Ndamukong Suh being one) and the defense looking bad at best.
Philbin has coached the Dolphins to a 1-3 record this year after going 7-9, 8-8 and 8-8 in his first three years with the team. He is the second coach in a row to be fired after coaching a game in London, as the Raiders fired Dennis Allen at this time last season.
Good luck to Gus Bradley and Rex Ryan who head to London next in three weeks.
Dan Schalk covers the NFL for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk