According to an AP Sports report made this morning, through Yahoo! Sports, the Dolphins might be keeping head coach Joe Philbin and firing GM Jeff Ireland and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-dolphins-owner-mulling-162046265--nfl.html
Approximately an hour after this report, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports just posted a report that Philbin could possibly stay on as head coach after two seasons of 7-9, and 8-8 records. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24394479/report-dolphins-owner-stephen-ross-mulling-possible-shakeup
Both reports show that the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been in meetings since Sunday and that Ross is mulling a possible organizational shake up. The meetings could conclude by Thursday with a statement made by Stephen Ross either Thursday or Friday.
One thing is clear, only Stephen Ross as the owner can decide whether he wants to fire anyone namely the head coach, GM, and assistant coaches. Surely, if Joe Philbin is retained as the head coach, he will be given one more chance to turn things around, and not just a winning record, but coaching the Dolphins to a playoff berth next season.
For the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, the ball is in his court and doing the right thing after conferring with his team of advisors to make the right decision will be critical in putting the Dolphins in the best position to succeed in 2014.
More on this from PhinsPhocus.com as soon as we hear more.
I and I am sure most Dolphin fans expected far more out of this team. I wish I could put my finger on the one thing that caused this debacle, but I can't. My biggest issue is with the defense. We used to be able to stop the run, but forget that. What happened to Solai? Did Dion Jordan even play the last 2 games? For the most part the DBs got the job done but run supporting LBs were missing. The package of blitzes is pathetic. I knew that every time we blitzed, we would give up a 1st down. Corner blitzes were a waste of time and talent. The outside LBs were not in position to take the vacated spots where the blitzes came from. We know that Wake would get double teamed but we didn't run the gaps that opended up at those times. Play calling was anemic. If Tannehill under throws Wallace again I think I will explode. Lets see what the off season brings this time. I am sure a lot of hope that doesn't deliver. I sure hope I am wrong.........
Rosey huni, There is NOT A THING wrong with the Dolphins Defense! How would you play if you were only off the field for a three and out, all game long. Do the math, first half of the year they were tops in the league against the run and not too shabby on pass D either. This defense was so exhausted the second half I don't know how they played at all. If you want to put your finger on an answer, look no further than piss poor coaching and a QB who couldn't make a pimple on an NFL QB's ass!