Dolphins Fire Joe Philbin; Dan Campbell new coach


Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has finally ended his mediocre run with Joe Philbin. The team has fired their head coach and named tight-ends coach Dan Campbell as the interim. New began to circulate late this morning by Adam Schefter that the Dolphins were heading in this direction.

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The Dolphins who entered 2015 with a lot of expectations have been virtually non-existent through the first four week of the season getting beaten on the scoreboard badly by Buffalo and the New York Jets. They got beat physically and by three points by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ross flew home from London after the game and it was believed that he would ask Philbin to fire defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle. After the game Philbin was asked whether Coyle’s job was in jeopardy and responded no. There is no word yet on the jobs of Coyle or OC Bill Lazor.

Campbell has little coaching experience however. He spent 11 years in the league as a tight end and joined the Dolphins as a coaching intern in 2010 before becoming the teams tight end coach in 2012. In his time in that position he has developed tight-ends Charles Clay and Dion Sims. Currently he molded cast-off Jake Stoneburner into red zone threat. Stoneburner has two touchdowns in the three games he has appeared in thus far.

For the Dolphins it’s time to now move on and barring a miracle comeback this season, will see itself in the middle of a head coaching search at the end of the season. Joe Philbin’s record with the Dolphins was paltry. He finished 7-9, 8-8, and 8-8 before starting this season 1-3. The irony comes a day after the Dolphins got beat in London. Last season it was the Dolphins who beat the Raiders in week four in London, forcing the Raiders to fire head coach Dennis Allen.

More news on this will be provided throughout the day as it becomes available.