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Report: Joe Philbin will report directly to Stephen Ross

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Give the Dolphins credit for one thing: They have created the most convoluted organizational chart in the NFL.

After hiring former Jets General Manager to become their new poobah of football — the exact title is executive vice president of football operations — the Dolphins have created a tangled web of responsibility.

According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, coach Joe Philbin will report directly to owner Stephen Ross. Current Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey will report to Tannenbaum.

What could possibly go wrong?

While Hickey has been effectively neutered after one season with the Dolphins, Philbin is clearly the guy left hanging in this deal.

Ross has allowed Philbin to coach out the final year of his contract, but that’s not a very stable place to be, with a new guy at the top of the football business.

Philbin may be wishing he had a Doug Marrone clause right about now, because he doesn’t have much of what you’d refer to as job security.