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Joe Philbin | OT

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (53) / 7/2/1961

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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. Jan 19 - 10:55 AM

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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.
Jan 6 - 2:07 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver is "hearing" the Dolphins "may" retain GM Jeff Ireland, "against all odds."

Silver leaves himself plenty of room for error here, but "against all odds" would be highly accurate. Ireland's Dolphins have failed to turn in a winning season for five consecutive years, topping out at 8-8 in 2013. Ireland's offseason free-agency spending spree backfired spectacularly, as Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler were major downgrades from Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett, whom they replaced. Miami's remade offensive line also imploded, allowing an NFL-most 58 sacks and failing to generate any hint of push in the run game. Fins owner Stephen Ross is struggling to be kind. The Dolphins are among professional sports' most dysfunctional franchises. Assuming Ireland is indeed retained, look for Joe Philbin to stay on as coach with some tweaks to his staff.
Jan 5 - 9:15 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and GM Jeff Ireland "appear to be safe," but there is "tension" between the two.

It's likely creating an awkward dynamic at Fins headquarters. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in late December that "no one in Miami is safe," but owner Stephen Ross has made no moves since. The Dolphins signed Ireland to a head-scratching contract extension before the 2013 season, which was likely fully guaranteed. Ross is believed to be pushing for Philbin to fire offensive assistants, including coordinator Mike Sherman.
Jan 5 - 11:08 AM

According to's Ian Rapoport, "no one in Miami is safe," including coach Joe Philbin and GM Jeff Ireland.

This should be self-evident after the Dolphins choked away a certain playoff berth by losing to Thad Lewis and Geno Smith. Miami scored one touchdown over its final 25 possessions. In two years on the job, Philbin has been placid to the point of banal, while Ireland's "approach" remains as scattershot as ever. The duo's choice for offensive coordinator, Mike Sherman, calls plays seemingly at random. The Dolphins have a nice talent base, but a poor brain trust.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 02:01:00 PM

According to Profootballtalk, there's a "growing belief in league circles" that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and GM Jeff Ireland will lose their jobs over the Jonathan Martin fiasco.

A league source tells PFT's Mike Florio that owner Stephen Ross is "apoplectic" over the situation. It appears Ross will wait until the season is over to make a move, however. In other words, the 4-4 Dolphins would have to rally and make the playoffs for Philbin and Ireland to have any shot at saving their jobs. Irrespective of the Martin situation, Philbin and Ireland both deserve to be on the hot seat. They haven't done good jobs in 2013, and Ireland has overseen four consecutive losing seasons as GM in Miami.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 11:57:00 AM

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