Joe Philbin’s Fate To Be Determined Soon

Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin should be worried about his job status, which could be determined Monday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports.

The 1-3 Dolphins are amid a three-game losing streak that started in Week 2 against the lowly Jaguars. They’ve lost back-to-back games at the hands of two AFC East rivals – the Bills and Jets, respectively – by a combined score of 68-28. At 0-3 against AFC opponents, the Dolphins’ once-high playoff hopes now appear bleak.

The Dolphins are going into a bye week, which means now would be as good a time as any to make a coaching change. The problem, Florio writes, is that they’re lacking an obvious in-house replacement. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, like Philbin, are under fire. That could open the door for special teams coach Darren Rizzi to take over on an interim basis, per Albert Breer of (Twitter link).

If team owner Stephen Ross does jettison Philbin in favor of Rizzi or anyone else, he won’t suffer a significant blow financially: Philbin is only signed through 2016, so a buyout wouldn’t serve as much of an obstacle for Ross.

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6 comments on “Joe Philbin’s Fate To Be Determined Soon

  1. russ

    There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Give Cowher 1.5 mil to move and a performance based contract moving forward of $750K per win.

    • CTBrowns

      I think he makes more than that in straight salary with CBS. Gruden makes over 6 million per for his MNF gig, so Cowher has to be up in that range.

  2. Joan bates

    Please let go of Philben. We are the laughing stock of the NFL. Once a proud franchise is in ruins by an owner who does not know how to run a team.

  3. Fredo

    If bill cowher doesn’t jump on this ship…

  4. Renaldo mesa

    It is time to do this because our season is done losing to 2 division teams and when New England comes to town we will be the laughing stock of the AFC/EAST….

    • Flo Philbin

      Everything is fine I’ll study the film and we will look at all 3 phases.

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