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Joe Philbin | OT

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (54) / 7/2/1961

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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

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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

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.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 09:15:00 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.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 11:08:00 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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