Report: A blowout loss Sunday could cost Philbin his job

AP

As PFT noted this week, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is on very thin ice. Now a new report out of Miami indicates that Philbin could lose his job as soon as Monday.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that if the Jets blow out the Dolphins on Sunday in London, Philbin’s job will be in jeopardy during the bye week, which starts Monday.

An NFL team firing its coach during a Week Five bye after a Week Four loss in London would not be unprecedented: That’s exactly what the Raiders did last year, when they fired Dennis Allen after a loss to the Dolphins in London. Perhaps Dolphins owner Stephen Ross saw that move, and sees now that the Raiders appear to be heading in the right direction, and thinks his team should do the same.

At 1-2, the Dolphins still have plenty of time to turn their season around. But if they look as bad tomorrow against the Jets as they did in last week’s 41-14 loss to the Bills, it would be hard to see the Dolphins as anything other than a last-place team in the AFC East. And if the Dolphins are doomed to a last-place finish in the AFC East, it’s hard to justify Philbin keeping his job.

Ross isn’t saying anything publicly about his plans, but he can’t be happy with what he’s seen from his team in the last two weeks. If Ross isn’t happy with what he sees on Sunday, that could cost Philbin his job on Monday.

90 responses to “Report: A blowout loss Sunday could cost Philbin his job

  1. Losing to the Jags and Bills wasn’t enough? Fortunately for Philbin the Jets can’t blow anyone out. They will probably win though.

  2. “Report: A blowout loss Sunday could cost Philbin his job”

    A BLOWOUT loss should cost Philbin his job

  3. “An NFL team firing its coach during a Week Five bye after a Week Four loss in London would not be unprecedented: That’s exactly what the Raiders did last year, when they fired Dennis Allen after a loss to the Dolphins in London.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    So now teams want to be more like the Raiders?

  4. The performance against the Bills was especially terrible because it looked like the defense had no idea what offense the Bills ran. I don’t think they watched a minute of game film.

  5. @patsbrat: At least the Raiders are known for good, old fashioned cheating- late hits, flooding fields and ample amounts of stickum.

    Silly chowd.

    Go RAIDERS

  6. Philbin is losing his job because of Rex’s early success in the same division. The previous thought by Miami ownership must have been give him time to grow. Now, when you see a first year coach have a better record than you in the same division, time to cut ties.

  7. After listening to Miami sports talk all week, it would appear, besides the U sucking, that the players are more than happy to lay down to get rid of Phildone.

  8. I thought they were going to the Super Bowl.. I thought Tannihill was elite.. I thought their defense was the best in the AFC…Oh Yeah..Philbin

  9. Philbin is another long line of former packers who could not succeed outside of the packer organization

  10. Meanwhile in the ‘Fins locker room the teams veteran players are getting ready for the annual November trek to South Beach for a good time. Soon they tell the younger players the flights from Europe begin to arrive so forget about conditioning and practice and get ready to party! Why Mr. Ross himself will be leading the parade to the hot spots with all his celebrity friends.

  11. Philbin never recovered in the locker room for the Ingognito incident. Once this kinda thing happens & splinters the players so deeply as this did (IE: Chip Kelly/Riley Cooper incident), it’s almost impossible to recover with all of the players. Winning can help heal teams, although that healing usually comes from within playoff winning teams not regular season failures. Philbin is done, just a matter of when now.

  12. Don’t really understand why he was there this season at all.

    For me, a lot was summed up by his taking the whole team to see the NWA biopic. First, he didn’t even know who they were, which speaks to a general out-of-touch-ness. Then there’s the fact that he *took an NFL team to see a movie with a lead character who was in the news at that very moment for a history of domestic violence*. Tone-deaf, PR-deaf, out of touch.

  13. its Ross’s ineptitude and bizarre decision making that landed us here in the first place

    been a FinsFan since 1982, but as long a Ross is in charge we are doomed to mediocrity

  14. Loads of talent, but can’t seem to win or at the least be consistent? Perfect example of a coach needing to be fired.

  15. Relax Pats and Bills fans..
    The Jets will make sure that Phil-hasbeen will be coaching for a long time. Jets will win by only a field goal.

    You’re welcome.

  16. What about Carolina’s offensive coordinator as head coach? The last time a Shula was head coach of the Dolphins it went pretty well.

  17. Supposedly, Miami was the most improved team in the division, the one that was going to challenge New England the most.

    How’s that working for you?

  18. Philbin has lost that team. It could not be more evident while watching the Dolphins stand there against Buffalo.

    That organization will go nowhere as long as Ross owns it. It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

  19. “The last time Miami tampered to get a Shula as head coach of the Dolphins it went pretty well, except for the whole having to give up a 1st round pick to Baltimore for that tampering thing they did.”

    There fixed that for you.

  20. So much for Dan Marino helping the Phins as special advisor.
    Btw: Philbin will be coming back by boat.

  21. As a Viking fan, I’m pretty familiar with this. 2005-2013 was spent hoping the team does well but knowing that the team will never get over the top with Childress or Frazier. Really stinks as a fan when you need your team to get blown out but really don’t want to see it.

  22. Whenever there is a possibility of a blowout while on the road , it’s traditionally a good practice to carry a spare …

    #26 Miller over the century mark from scrimmage is the spare! And always has been for this wobbling passing game!

    Hi-Tides!

    Go Dolphins!!!

  23. Miami was headed in the wrong direction when they cut all the veteran leaders like Bush, Long & Dansby. The Incognito incident didnt help because the team backed Incognito, not Martin.

    Maybe it is time Miami hires a football coach, an individual of motivating men rather than one with an offensive or defensive background. Just hire the right guy instead of caring if he is a defensive or offensive coach.

  24. I’m not a fan of either team, but Philbin has always come off to me as being over his head with this job, Hard Knocks a few years ago did not leave me with a good impression of him, and he as done nothing to change it.

    And as a Cardinals fan, for years I became very familiar with how being over your head with a job looks.

  25. Tannehill should be gone… he’s the main cause, can’t keep the O on the field, can’t throw the deep ball, can’t get above about 15th in rating amongst starting QBs…

    Tannehill and Philbins support of him are why this is blown up.

  26. Philbin should be fired, insert one of his coordinators as head coach, tank the season to get the # 1 draft pick, wait for Peyton Manning to retire at the end of this season then make him the Head Coach !!! Gawd knows, i’m so tired of watching all the coaching-retreads keep getting reinserted into the coaching carousel……………….yeah, yeah, Peyton will probably extend his playing career at least another year or two but i can always hope. If he can extend his meticulous preparation to ballplayers as he does with himself the man will be lethal as a HC.

  27. Philbin is about to join a very long list of coaches who have left The Patriots and The Packers, only to get fired once they got away from Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Owners who are dumb enough to fall for this, deserve to lose. The funny thing is, Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy was hired off a 1-15 San Francisco team. The bottom line is you need good players to win. It ain’t the coaches.

  28. Philbin is reportedly “ok with whatever happens”, he then went back to the bar to weep quietly into his glass of skim milk. Tune in next week when his wife leaves him for a Best Buy Floor Manager!

  29. You cannot turn it around this year. Might as well tank the season by keeping Philbin the coach all year and get a high draft pick. Firing a coach in the middle of the year when a team is mediocre to begin with is not useful.

  30. Jim Schwartz is a tool, but he would have been a huge upgrade as a defensive coordinator and also provided a safety net to at least be an interim head coach when the inevitable happened and Average Joe was fired.

    If he actually did well, let him keep the job. Not to mention, Suh was already here……

    P.S. how come everyone on earth knew this was going to happen except that ugly old lady who owns the team?

  31. Yeah, so Philbin sucks as a coach, I’ll give you that, I want him fired,but harshing the dude for not knowing what NWA is, is ridiculous!
    If he even said it out loud he’d be fired and fined and crucified and have to take cultural sensitivity classes and apologize a million times.
    For saying a word he probably hears 100 times a day in the locker room.
    Give me a break.
    Hypocrites.

  32. The front office, including tannenbaum, as well as philbin ALL need to go this offseason. It’s the only way to get a top candidate GM to come there who can then hire his coach. If he doesn’t completely clean house we will have more dysfunction in the future just like now. That’s why we always end up with our 8th choice at coach and GM.

  33. It’s more then Philbin that’s wrong in Miami and it starts with the owner. Ross does not trust anyone that’s why it’s going to be very hard to get a legit NFL coach in Miami nobody has any idea of who reports to who. Yeah, Miami pundits will point out a reports to b and so forth. It’s all BS. Hiring failed people like Hickey and Tannebaum was a joke

    Miami needs somebody, especially as GM, that will tell Ross to his face how bad things are. Suh may be one thing but you sure in hell do not drop a 100 mil on your QB that has showed nothing but being mediocre. That was a joke signing Tannehill to that contract.

    That team needs a complete over hall from top to bottom. I laughed all pre season listening to how great Miami was going to be. They have one offensive lineman. No RB. One receiver and a middle of the road QB. They could hardly score against Wash or Jacksonville

    Miami is a joke, it’s a circus down there and Ross is the ringleader. I have never heard the man say one time he was responsible for anything that went bad on that team. When you have a hall of fame coach like Bill Parcells just up and leave you know you have a problem Ross did not think so.

  34. look don’t give all the blame to philbin and coyle……give a lot of theBLAME to the morons in the front office for letting this happen…..WHY DONT WE BLITZ?

  35. contra74 says:
    Oct 3, 2015 12:36 PM
    Philbin is another long line of former packers who could not succeed outside of the packer organization

    ————————————————————–

    Another moronic Viking fan troll comment.

    Jon Gruden won a Super Bowl. Andy Reid went to 4 NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl. Steve Mariucci went to the playoffs 4 times in 6 years with the Niners, including an NFCC game.

  36. Owner needs to clean house. Follow best business model in NFL the Pats. Hire a GM that will not over pay free agents and builds through the draft. Hire a coach that is a leader/motivator with a coaching staff that develops players. Mentality should be stressed on controlling line of scrimmage.

  37. Fire whole front office and coaching staff. Find GM that follows Pats business model. Head coach needs to be a strategist/leader/motivator. Coaching staff must develop players. Strategy control both sides of the line of scrimmage, ball control, and field position. Look for playmakers at WR and CB. QB that can manage the offense and has down the field touch on the ball. What the hell am I saying. We are never going back to the playoffs! We need a Shula/Jimmy Johnson type coach. Ain’t happening!

  38. The Dolphins needs a massive overhaul, and start from the ground up. The GM, head coach, and the entire coaching staff should get their walking papers once the owner wakes up and realize that the best solution is to sell the franchise to an individual who actually cares about winning.

  39. Philbin is loyal to bad coordinators. First it was Mike Sherman OC and now it’s Kevin Coyle DC. Moreover he has no idea what to do regarding adjustments in real time when it will make a difference.

    Goodby Joe Philbin…..

  40. harrisonhits2 says:
    Oct 3, 2015 1:42 PM
    “The last time Miami tampered to get a Shula as head coach of the Dolphins it went pretty well, except for the whole having to give up a 1st round pick to Baltimore for that tampering thing they did.”

    There fixed that for you.
    **********************************************

    So would that make you the pot or the kettle?

  41. Very sound and relieving words from randomguy9999 … Well posted…

    “randomguy9999 says:
    Oct 3, 2015 2:39 PM

    Tannehill should be gone… he’s the main cause, can’t keep the O on the field, can’t throw the deep ball, can’t get above about 15th in rating amongst starting QBs…

    Tannehill and Philbins support of him are why this is blown up.”

    No BS

    Go Dolphins!!!

  42. Dont you Miami Dolphin fans get it….please dont let me get condescending !!!! You have a coach that came from a winning organization, and had your organization moving in the right direction . Then somebody goes and hires Mike tannenbaum , or as likes to be known as ” Mr T” … just look what he did to the NY Jets…LOL the man is a pariah,,, Just wait … the will fire Philbin, and the first move he makes will be to bring in GENO SMITH after he is let go by the Jets , to try to validate his F- ups in NY….Just wait…LOL

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