The Miami Dolphins fired coach Joe Philbin on Monday after a 1-3 start to the season, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel had earlier reported Philbin’s firing.
Philbin, 24-28 in Miami since taking over in 2012, became the first head coach in the NFL to lose his job this season.
The Dolphins entered this year with high expectations but looked mostly uninspired and disorganized during their current three-game losing streak. Miami has been outscored 91-48 during that stretch.
Philbin met with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Sunday in London after a 27-14 loss to the New York Jets, and said afterward that he was confident in his job security. Ross, however, had other thoughts once the team returned to the United States.
Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell will serve as Miami’s interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
The Dolphins have been awful on both sides of the football. Miami is ranked No. 23 in total offense and No. 30 in total defense, including dead last against the run at 160.5 rushing yards per game despite the addition of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Philbin is 4-8 in his past 12 games dating back to last season.
Philbin survived the Dolphins’ bullying scandal two years ago and the team’s late-season collapses in 2013 and 2014. He received a contract extension earlier this year that will pay him through the 2016 season.
Well that was fast but also like 3 years over due. Hope the best of luck to where ever Philbin goes whether its a OC or DC job else where (any team would be dumb to put him at HC again) or maybe just moonlighting as a night time live musical performance at some run down bar. either way on to the next with Dan Campbell filling in for the rest of the season. Haven’t heard anything on Kevin Coyle yet though. His ass better go too.