Firing Joe Philbin Was the Right Move for the Miami Dolphins

By Derek Ferreira
Oct. 05, 2015

After the Miami Dolphins’ loss to the New York Jets, the writing was on the wall when it came to Joe Philbin’s future as a head coach. Although Philbin was confident that he was keeping his job, the Dolphins’ decided it was time to move on, and they made the right decision.

Since Philbin took over in 2012, there were a lot of issues with the Dolphins organization. With BullyGate and their start to the season, there was proof that Philbin had to go. Heck, the owners spent a lot of money this season to improve this team, and Philbin had no idea what to do. Philbin leaves Miami with a 24-28 record, and never had a winning season despite a contending team.

With Philbin out, the Dolphins look towards a new leaf. Dan Campbell is going to be the interim head coach, which gives them a great sense of energy with a new coach. Point being, it’s a fresh start for the Dolphins, and they need this as a momentum boost.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s going to take time, but it’s a better alternative than Philbin. Philbin struggled to get confidence from this team, and there were reports that he lacked respect among his players. Also, I expect Kevin Coyle to get fired as well, which will lead to a restructured staff with a different philosophy, and players will finally get a head coach they’ll respect. This is a great move for the Dolphins. Philbin was bad for this franchise, and his departure will finally have this team contending again.

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