After a disappointing end to this Miami Dolphins season, the sense of frustration amongst this fan base is palpable. A 5th straight non-winning year, a collapse against two average/mediocre teams with a playoff berth on the line, statistical stagnation on offense as compared to last year, and a team that lacked energy when it mattered most. The list goes on and on; the frustration is more than warranted.
Reports over the last several days have been mixed regarding the future of the front office and the coaching staff. The local and national media have quoted Stephen Ross as being very disappointed and wanting to reflect and examine all facets of the team before possibly making some changes. There have been suggestions, at one point or another, that Jeff Ireland, Joe Philbin, Mike Sherman, and the assistant coaches are likely safe or not safe; speculation is in the air.
While we wait to hear what happens in Miami, keep in mind that this franchise is far from unique in its front office and coaching failures. Rob Chudzinski lost his job in Cleveland after a 1 year gig, Mike Shanahan is out in Washington in a front office/coaching/player dynamic that makes Miami look like kid’s stuff, and Leslie Frazier was fired from Minnesota as well.
With many seeking firings out of anger and disappointment, it is important to remember that the fundamental goal for any team is to build a consistent winner that will compete for championships. Any change should be made with this long-term goal in mind.no comments