So Long And Thanks For All The Fish: Dolphins Give Joe Philbin The Boot
Ah, the empty helmet on a field of green: the sign that another NFL coach has gone to his great reward.
We have announced today that Stephen Ross has relieved Joe Philbin of his duties as head coach. https://t.co/QT1DfJmyfL
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 5, 2015
And so Joe Philbin becomes your first NFL coaching casualty of 2015 -- not unexpected, although some thought that defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle have have actually been fired before Philbin. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell is expected to be named interim head coach according to Pro Football Talk, but the fate of the rest of the coaching staff is unclear.
The lesson here? If you go to London, make sure you win. One may recall that last season, the Raiders lost in London on Week 4, and the next day Dennis Allen was fired. This year it was Philbin in London after a loss to the Jets.
The Dolphins are 1-3, and looked on their way to another mediocre year -- Philbin's first three seasons were 7-9, 8-8 and 8-8.
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