For the second straight season, an NFL coach has been fired after losing in London in Week 4.
The Dolphins are firing head coach Joe Philbin, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a team source. The Philbin era is over after 24 wins, 28 losses, no playoff appearances, and one improbable contract extension at the end of last season.
The team's record this season was poor, considering Miami's high expectations, but it was the way that the Dolphins lost that likely cost Philbin his job. Miami had the worst home opener in franchise history against Rex Ryan's Bills last week and the Dolphins were just as overmatched Sunday against the Jets in London. The 27-14 final score to former Dolphins assistant Todd Bowles was misleading. Miami could not move the ball all day except by penalty, and the defensive line had its fourth straight no show game.
The Dolphins are in the basement of the AFC East and they have little direction on offense or defense. Even the Dolphins' only win of the season in Week 1 came on a day where the offense couldn't move the ball and they were out-gained by Washington. From a fantasy standpoint, Ryan Tannehill was supposed to emerge as a QB1 option, surrounded by a bunch of WR talent the team considered an upgrade from last season. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell would be the leading candidate to become the interim head coach and replace Philbin other reports said.