(ESPN) – The Miami Dolphins fired coach Joe Philbin on Monday after a 1-3 start to the season.
Philbin, 24-28 in Miami since taking over in 2012, became the first head coach in the NFL to lose his job this season.
“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,” Dolphins owner Stephen 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.”
So that thing that everyone knew was going to happen, happened. After a rough start there was chatter all week that Philbin’s job was on the line when they went to London. Then they laid an egg against the Jets. Dolphins came back facing a bye week, which is a terrible time for any coach on the hot seat.
Not much you can say here, guy just didnt get the results that were expected and seemed to be starting to lose the locker room. Seems like a good dude, and they thought he would be able to turn the Dolphins into Packers South and that just never panned out despite having, at least on paper, some pretty decent players.
The expectations were too high and the results were too low. That combination will eventually get you fired 10/10 times.