Report: Dolphins coaching changes coming if 1-3


The Miami Dolphins have not been all that impressive and there is now a report that the coaching staff will find itself shaken and stirred if they lose this Sunday to the New York Jets. What exactly that means wasn’t made clear.

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The report comes via who says that multiple sources within the organization have spoken about what might come should the Dolphins leave London 1-3.

"“If the team loses three in a row, don’t be shocked if someone on that coaching staff gets fired,” one well-placed source said via"

The Dolphins entered the 2015 season with a lot of expectations. Not just from the fanbase but from the owner Stephen Ross who has spent money out of pocket for huge stadium renovations and on top of the line players such as Ndamukong Suh. It’s safe to say he isn’t thrilled with his return investment thus far.

The question would thus become who loses their job? Would head coach Joe Philbin be forced to fire defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle as he was with former offensive coordinator Mike Sherman? Would it be current OC Bill Lazor or perhaps Joe Philbin himself? Nothing will be known until the Dolphins take the field on Sunday and Ross gets a look at how they play.

The biggest issue for the Dolphins thus far has been the obvious lack of preparation. Losing is one thing but the Dolphins have a talented front roster that while lacking depth isn’t getting production from the starting group. says that there is “widespread frustration among players with certain members of the coaching staff.” They go on to point out that the play calling on both sides of the ball is an issue.

"One team source said “everyone understands” the coaches are the issue and aren’t putting the team in a position to win. –"

Rand Getlin of says that coaches are close to losing the locker room completely and that the players are tired of being embarrassed on the field.

"“If we get beat in Europe, (players) are going to throw in the towel. It isn’t the players. We have all the talent in the world.”"

Owner Stephen Ross gave his endorsement to Joe Philbin following the Dolphins come from behind win against the Minnesota Vikings late last season. The Dolphins rewarded Ross with an embarrassing loss at home to the Jets to close the season out. Joe Philbin is currently 24-27 in this three seasons and three games as the Dolphins head man.

It will be interesting to see what Ross decides to do during the bye week if in fact the Dolphins are 1-3. It’s obvious that a three headed chop won’t happen as there would be no coaches left to coach the team. It’s more likely that Kevin Coyle would be fired or Bill Lazor but not likely both and Joe Philbin might escape the axe if he does indeed toss one of his coordinators to the side.

After the rough start to 2015 it’s growing more and more likely that this will indeed be Joe Philbin’s last in Miami. The question now becomes when?