Monday, March 23, 2015

Despite losing record, Philbin gets one-year extension

Joe Philbin and the Miami Dolphins have spent the last three years standing on the doorstep, a game or two out of a playoff berth. Monday, owner Steve Ross gave Philbin at least two more years to get what they've both been after.

The 53-year-old coach, who was set to start the final year of his contract, was granted a one-year extension Monday, a move Ross is hoping will keep Philbin's mind off his future and on the present task at hand.

"I really believe that you don't get the best out of someone when they are operating with a gun to their head," Ross said via Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel

Philbin's posted a 23-25 record since joining the 'Phins, certainly not what Ross was hoping for when he brought him on back in 2012. He hinted Monday that if things don't turn around, he wouldn't be afraid to shake things up ... with any aspect of the organization.

"No matter what business you're in you're always evaluating, and looking at your people, and looking to do things better," Ross said. "If you see a problem you have to react and do something about it and not just say 'Hey, I'm stuck with this problem no matter what.'"


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