Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Joe Philbin
We're just four weeks into the 2015 NFL season and a head coach has been fired. The Miami Dolphins have fired head coach Joe Philbin. The firing comes one day after the Dolphins lost their third game in a row and turned in their fourth consecutive lackluster performance when they were beaten Sunday in London by the archrival New York Jets, 27-14.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had this to say about the firing of Philbin:
"This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team. He is a man of the highest character and integrity that I developed a close personal relationship with. I am extremely disappointed with how we have started the season, but I feel confident that we can improve quickly with the talent we have on our roster."
Expectations were high in Miami so the way the team has been performing is what cost him his job.
Tight ends coach Dan Campbell, who has been with the Dolphins since 2010, was promoted to interim coach Monday. He has no previous head coaching experience.