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Joe Philbin | OT

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (54) / 7/2/1961

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Dolphins fired coach Joe Philbin.
TE coach Dan Campbell is expected to be named the interim head coach. The status of DC Kevin Coyle is still unclear, but he will likely be let go as well. Philbin went 24-28 in his three seasons and change as the Dolphins' head coach and never posted a winning record. His teams consistently underachieved, and he showed an alarming lack of control of the locker room during the "Bullygate" scandal. When looking at his tenure, it is shocking Philbin kept his job this long. It would be surprising if he lands another head coaching gig in the NFL. Oct 5 - 11:55 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins are preparing to fire coach Joe Philbin on Monday.

Schefter admits owner Stephen Ross could change his mind, but as of Sunday night the decision had been made. Schefter reports Dolphins TE coach Dan Campbell is the leading candidate to replace Philbin on an interim basis if the coach is fired. DC Kevin Coyle will likely be heading out the door as well.
Oct 5 - 11:22 AM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is "more inclined" to fire DC Kevin Coyle than coach Joe Philbin.

Philbin is the real issue in Miami, but the reality is the Dolphins have no one on the coaching staff worthy of promotion, even on an interim basis. Coyle is reportedly unpopular in the locker room, and firing him could at least buy Philbin some slack. Salguero reports Philbin does not believe any staff changes are necessary right now, but faced with losing his job or firing Coyle, he may change his tune. Ross and Philbin are scheduled to meet Monday afternoon.
Oct 5 - 8:37 AM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported the Dolphins will decide coach Joe Philbin's future on Monday.

Miami lost in a listless performance in London Sunday morning. The game was punctuated by a disastrous, nine-play first-and-goal series in the fourth quarter in which the Dolphins did not attempt a single run despite five opportunities inside the five-yard line. With a bye up next, now is the perfect time to move on from Philbin, but the Dolphins have nobody on the current staff deserving of a promotion. The Dolphins could decide to shake up the assistant coach group before moving on from Philbin. DC Kevin Coyle is reportedly very unpopular in the locker room.
Oct 4 - 8:05 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Dolphins would consider "shaking up" the coaching staff if the team loses Week 4 in London.

"We've been going out there, and practicing our (tails) off every day, but as players, we're tired of being embarrassed," said one member of the Dolphins. "If we get beat in Europe, (players) are going to throw in the towel." It would not be the first time a team has quit on Joe Philbin, and the real question is how the perennially mediocre coach kept his job this offseason following three years of scandal and underachievement. The Dolphins would likely try to right the ship by axing unpopular DC Kevin Coyle before resorting to firing Philbin, but the real problem in the Miami coaching staff resides at the top.
Oct 3 - 9:09 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins firing coach Joe Philbin in-season "remains a possibility."

This is pure speculation at this point, of course, but when given the chance, owner Stephen Ross failed to endorse Philbin as the Dolphins' coach for the remainder of 2015. Miami is off to a lousy 1-2 start, barely squeaking by the Redskins Week 1 before losing back-to-back games to the Jaguars and Bills. According to writer Barry Jackson, players are also starting to make some noise, complaining about the length and intensity of a recent practice. The Dolphins were believed to be privately flirting with now-Falcons coach Dan Quinn after last season.
Sep 29 - 10:16 PM

Dolphins signed coach Joe Philbin to a one-year extension through 2016.

"You don't get the best from someone when operating with a gun to their head," was owner Stephen Ross' explanation for extending Philbin's deal. Turning 54 years old this July, Philbin's Dolphins teams have gone 7-9, 8-8, and 8-8 through three years on the job. You can read where Philbin finished in Patrick Daugherty's ranking of the NFL's head coaches at the link below.
Mar 23 - 4:02 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports there is "nothing to see" in regards to a report the Dolphins could still fire coach Joe Philbin.

This comes on the heels of a passing-along of sorts from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, who had heard via sources that opposing teams were still not convinced Philbin's job was safe, and that new football czar Mike Tannenbaum may make a play for Seahawks DC Dan Quinn following the Super Bowl. As much as Dolphins fans may not like it, Philbin will be the team's head coach in 2015.
Jan 14 - 11:42 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora passes along buzz that "some teams" think the Dolphins may still fire coach Joe Philbin and replace him with Seahawks DC Dan Quinn.

New Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum was Quinn's agent before taking the job with Miami and had to pass Quinn off to a client at Priority Sports agency. The connection is there. Per La Canfora, opposing teams think there's a chance Tannenbaum will can Philbin in favor of Quinn if Quinn doesn't get a head-coaching job before the Super Bowl. We'd support this move from Miami.
Jan 14 - 10:14 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins will soon approach head coach Joe Philbin about a contract extension.

2015 would be Philbin's contract year. Owner Stephen Ross is committed to Philbin despite consistent underachievement in three years as head coach. The extension would also address the notion of Philbin entering next season as a lame duck. If the Dolphins are going to keep Philbin -- and by all appearances, they will -- they need an upgrade at defensive coordinator. For all the talent Miami has in the front seven, there is no way they should be a mediocre, descending defense year in and year out.
Jan 7 - 8:17 PM

Owner Stephen Ross said Joe Philbin will return as the Dolphins head coach in 2015.

Ross met with reporters in the locker room following Sunday's 37-35 win over the Vikings. "Here's a Christmas present," he said. "You don't have to ask me anymore. He has one year left on contract and is coming back." So Philbin will be back even though his three seasons in Miami have resulted in a 23-24 record and zero playoff berths. Therefore, we can project another boring season for the Dolphins that sees the players fail to respond to their flat-lining head coach. Philbin has the temperament of a cantaloupe, and too often his team plays as such.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:10:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Dolphins HC Joe Philbin's days are "numbered."

The Dolphins got off to a 5-3 start but have since lost 4-of-6 and are now all but out of the playoff picture at 7-7 following their blowout, 41-13 loss at the hands of the Patriots on Sunday. Philbin went 7-9 in 2012 and 8-8 in 2013. He's now looking at another basically-.500 season. Past reports have stated that the players don't respect Philbin, even describing him as a "flat and unemotional" coach who merely handles "scheduling and planning." Look for owner Stephen Ross to go after Jim Harbaugh hard in the offseason when he's let go by the 49ers.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has returned to the team after his father passed away on Friday night.

Philbin was not with the team on Thursday or Friday. Our condolences go out to Coach Philbin and his family.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 11:45:00 AM

A source informed the Miami Herald that Dolphins players don't have "great respect for the coaching staff there."

"Criticism of the coaches is consistent with everyone I talk to on the team," said the source. "You have some assistants who weren’t experienced or comfortable in their jobs. Some players said they didn’t learn much. It’s pretty disconcerting. There’s not a lot of great teaching there." This mostly has to do with position coaches and coordinators, but even head coach Joe Philbin is taking some heat from inside the locker room. He's been described as "flat" and "unemotional," while another said Philbin's just a guy who's "on top of scheduling and planning." Philbin's seat will be one of the hotter ones in 2014, especially with a new GM coming to town. The only reason he survived this offseason is because owner Stephen Ross thinks so highly of him.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:55:00 AM

The Miami Herald reports Joe Philbin is "definitely safe" as Dolphins head coach.

Owner Stephen Ross forced Philbin to fire OC Mike Sherman on Monday, but Philbin will return for his third season on the job. Per the Herald's Armando Salguero, GM Jeff Ireland's job security "has yet to be cemented by the team." Philbin's records through two years are 7-9 and 8-8. There is some feeling the Dolphins will pursue Packers QBs coach Ben McAdoo to replace Sherman.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 02:07:00 PM

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