Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross looks on from the sideline before kickoff against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

CBS Sports: Sherman, Ireland likely out. Philbin likely to return.

Jul 26, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman (right) talks with head coach Joe Philbin (left) during training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 26, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman (right) talks with head coach Joe Philbin (left) during training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports is reporting that Stephen Ross is seriously considering an organizational shakeup. For Dolphins fans and people around the league, that news isn’t new. After Sunday’s loss, we all knew this was a possibility. However, we didn’t know how much of a shakeup it would entail.

As I mentioned in my other column (It Was Perfect Until It Wasn’t), everything was lined up perfectly for the Dolphins heading into the last two weeks of the season. That’s when everything fell apart against the Bills and Jets.

Wilson reports that Ross has been meeting with this top advisors before deciding whether to fire anyone. I believe that some of those advisors include Nat Moore, Carl Peterson, Don Shula, and possibly Dan Marino and/or Tony Dungy. Wilson reports that these meetings began on Sunday evening and will resume on Thursday, where a decision on where the franchise is headed is likely to be made.

Wilson says that Ross became so disgusted with the team’s performance in the season finale that he turned away at one point because he couldn’t watch.

According to the report, Mike Sherman is almost guaranteed to be fired. Jeff Ireland could also lose his job. The most shocking revelation from the report states that Joe Philbin is likely to return in 2014.
Of course, if more details come out and as Ross and his advisors have had time to think about this, plans can change. We will have to wait on Thursday and Friday to find out.

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