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Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle not fired, yet

Kevin Coyle


During his opening press conference as Dolphins interim head coach, Dan Campbell said he wasn’t ready to talk about possible staff changes. Then came a report that he was expected to make his decision on embattled defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle yesterday.

Well, yesterday passed, and Coyle still has a job, though it might be tenuous.

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Campbell told Coyle “that he isn’t making staff changes right now.”

Breer described the situation as “fluid,” but the reality is, the logistics of the week make it hard to fire him yet. The Dolphins have a bye week following their London trip, but players are back at the facility today for practice.

So Campbell either isn’t going to fire Coyle, or hasn’t lined up a suitable replacement at the moment and is stuck with him, or just wants to keep him. But after his impassioned introductory presser, it’s clear he wants to see changes, so perhaps he’s going to evaluate today’s practice to see what he needs to do next.