The game proved to be a one-sided affair with Gang Green cruising to a 27-14 victory over the Dolphins and Miami announcing it has fired head coach Joe Philbin on Monday.
The tight end coach Dan Campbell was make Miami’s interim head coach for the rest of the season and should if anything make Jordan Cameron a more valuable fantasy asset than he was before.
Sunday’s defeat at Wembley dropped the Dolphins to 1-3 for the season.
In his introductory press conference today, Dan Campbell said that he intends to make practices more tough and physical in order to infuse a sense of urgency into what had been a listless team in each of its four games this season. “We have plenty of talent”. We have the staff, okay.
The team owner, Steve Ross, also brought in Mike Tannenbaum as general manager and spent more than $400 million to upgrade the team’s stadium. I dont want us playing on our heels.
Philbin has posted a record of 24-28 in his time in Miami and has not been able to push the right buttons after spending a lot of money in acquiring some big name pieces in the past few seasons. He failed to reach the playoffs or even finish above.500, and his job has been in jeopardy since a rocky 2013 season that included a bullying scandal.
Ross added that Campbell is “certainly” a candidate for permanent head coaching job in 2016.
Traveling to London has proved to be hazardous to an National Football League coaching career for two straight seasons now. “We knew where our weaknesses were and we thought we could overcome those weaknesses, and develop players that could play at that level”. 500 since he became coach in 2012. And though the players are energized by their fast start, Bowles’ attitude has rubbed off on them. Miami fans got a clue that this season wasn’t going to go like they hoped when the Dolphins struggled to narrowly beat the Washington Redskins in Week 1.
“I feel there’s a lot more we can get out of these guys”. 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.
Fassel, known as a players’ coach who lost control of his team at the end, always insisted his players practiced hard and played hard.
“It’s a little bit of, ‘Whoa, what are you getting into?’ ” he said.