Saturday, October 3, 2015

RPT: Another decisive loss could be the end for Philbin

If the Miami Dolphins put up another stinker Sunday against the division rival New York Jets, Joe Philbin could be a goner.

That's according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
"How do I know this? I know," Salguero wrote Friday regarding the Dolphins head coach. "[Owner Stephen] Ross doesn't want anything to do with this topic. He declined to answer multiple questions on the matter during the week. He hasn't even discussed it with some of the most powerful employees within the Dolphins organization. But he has thought about it privately."
Miami followed a weak opening day win over the Washington Redskins with an uninspiring loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and a rout at the hands of the Buffalo Bills last weekend. If the Dolphins get blown out Sunday, Philbin's time at the helm could be running short.
"If the Dolphins start this game poorly again, suggesting their preparation is lacking," Salguero wrote, "… If the Dolphins show little fight again -- as they did at times in the second half of the Buffalo game … If the Dolphins are dealt a loss this week similar in size and scope to the one they suffered in that 41-14 thrashing by the Bills ... Then Joe Philbin's job will definitely be in jeopardy during the bye week."
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