The Dolphins had three turnovers and no takeaways in Thursday night’s loss to the Bills. The Dolphins had four turnovers and zero takeaways in last week’s loss to the Titans. Going minus-seven in turnover margin while losing two straight games is not acceptable to coach Joe Philbin.
“I’m embarrassed,” Philbin said Friday, via the Palm Beach Post. “I’m the head coach. [Turnover margin] is one thing we preach all the time. That’s not good enough.”
After a surprisingly impressive start to the season, the Dolphins have fallen apart on their current three-game losing streak, and with the Seahawks, Patriots and 49ers up next, it’s quite likely that the Dolphins will double their losing streak to six. Philbin knows that’s a problem he needs to fix.
“Obviously we have to make some improvements quickly,” Philbin said. “I don’t know if there’s any one immediate fix that will solve everything but we have to go back to work starting today.”
If the Dolphins don’t fix their turnover problems soon, this season could get ugly in a hurry.