Joe Philbin’s look of confusion and bewilderment has been on the faces of many Dolphins fans the past two weeks. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
As the 2015 calendar year gets closer, questions about the future of head coach Joe Philbin sit atop most if not all of the Miami Dolphins discussion boards and radio waves. Will he have a job a week from Monday when the Dolphins wrap up another disappointing completion to their season? The loss of Philbin will most assuredly mean the loss of several coaching staff members and could take the team into a new direction. While many believe that change is needed, the Dolphins have undergone significant change in the last ten years and Philbin may be the next one out the door.
The thing is the Dolphins could have curtailed some of these issues. Stephen Ross a young NFL owner should have fired Tony Sparano the second he wanted Jim Harbaugh. In 2011 Stephen Ross could have given Jeff Fisher the control that he desired and instead fired Jeff Ireland. More recently and likely more importantly, Ross could have and should have rebuilt his staff in 2013 when he fired Jeff Ireland and Mike Sherman. Had he fired Sherman, Ireland, and Philbin, the Dolphins would be looking at year one with a new head coach instead of looking at making yet again another change. Of course next year that change may be Ryan Tannehill. They are after all linked together.