Next couple of days will determine Philbin’s fate
After Sunday’s 27-14 loss to the Jets in London, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he’s not worried about his job. He probably should be.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, there will be a lot of thinking done over the next couple of days regarding Philbin’s future.
Philbin, who was hired in 2012, currently is signed through 2016. So the buyout wouldn’t be a major obstacle. The question of his replacement could be.
There’s no obvious candidate to take his place currently on the staff. Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle and offensive coordinator Bill Lazor have been criticized relentlessly during the team’s 1-3 start, and the staff otherwise contains no assistant head coach or other name that jumps off the page as an interim head coach who could turn the team around.