In league news, the Miami Dolphins have decided to part ways with head coach Joe Philbin. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell will fill in as the interim head coach.
As of last night, the Dolphins were preparing to fire head coach Joe Philbin, per league sources. Dolphins owner... http://t.co/L6pdCPtDpY— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2015
Dolphins officially have fired Joe Philbin, as Sun-Sentinel reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2015
Philbin, who held a 24-28 record with the Dolphins after becoming head coach in 2012, quickly lost favor with Dolphins management after starting 1-3 this season. Many considered the Dolphins to be a possible contender for the AFC East this season after going on a spending splurge to bring in players like Ndamukong Suh.
The Dolphins have played rather poorly over the last three games (all losses) being outscored 91-48, including a 13 point loss to division foe New York Jets and a 41-14 loss to divison rival Buffalo. The other loss was a 23-20 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Miami is currently ranked 23rd in the league in total offense, only averaging 16.3 points per game (third worst in the league.) Defensively, the Dolphins find themselves near the bottom of the league, giving up the third most yards. The Dolphins also allow the most rushing yards per game, at 160.5, despite the addition of Suh in the middle of the defensive line.