October 05, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Dolphins fire Joe Philbin
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross fired coach Joe Philbin following a 1-3 start. Philbin had gone 24-28 since taing over in 2012. "This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team," Ross said in a statement. "He is a man of the highest character and integrity that I developed a close personal relationship with. "I am extremely disappointed with how we have started the season, but I feel confident that we can improve quickly with the talent we have on our roster." The Dolphins' interim head coach will be tight ends coach Dan Campbell. The Dolphins are in a three-game losing streak. The Dolphins rank 23rd in offense and 30th in defense and last against the run despite signing Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. “I want to thank Steve Ross for allowing me the privilege to serve as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins," Philbin said in a statement. "This is a tremendous organization from top to bottom that has a talented and dedicated staff. I want to especially thank the players, coaches and football staff who have worked so unselfishly and represented the team with dignity and class. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the incredible fan base who has supported me and my family unconditionally since day one. It is my hope that the 2015 Miami Dolphins achieve great success both on and off the field.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.