Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. According to Campbell, there wasn’t enough competition during Miami’s preparation and that spilled over into the field. “This is the most talented team we’ve had”, Campbell said Monday.
He added, We have plenty of talent.
There is a lot of happy fans right now, me included, but reality tells me that there is far too much left to fix, including possible management changes to get excited. Hopefully, Campbell can change the atmosphere and turn this team around. We may have to break up a few [fights] – that’s when things get good. Miami doesn’t have to go undefeated the rest of the way, but the team does have to show up and actually be competitive unlike Thursday night’s debacle in Cincinnati. “It doesn’t work that way”. The Dolphins went 3-5 in their last eight games which included two losses late in the game to the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. Miami has been outscored 91-48 during that stretch.
The firing came on the Monday after the Dolphins (1-3) had lost their third game in a row and turned in their fourth consecutive lackluster performance.
But team owner Stephen Ross felt differently and by making the change now he hopes the season can be salvaged. Philbin has also been struggling on how to handle his franchise quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, who had been rattled even in practice sessions.
Maybe Golden will be fired after the year even with a few progress, but if the Canes start mailing it in like Philbin’s Dolphins, the pressure and calls for Golden’s dismissal will only get louder. A former offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers, Philbin kept Miami alive in the playoff race into December in each of his first three years with the team, but falling short will prevail when it comes to how he’s remembered in South Florida. Campbell’s only coaching experience is with the Dolphins, who hired him as an intern in 2010, and he has been their tight ends coach since 2011. The team ranks 23rd in total offense and 30th in total defense, so Miami isn’t exactly doing anything well this season. Ross’ frustration and impatience was plain to see, considering the club spent more than $200 million during the offseason to sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and then extend the contract of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. In the last two games, Tannehill’s tossed four touchdowns to five interceptions, and completed 45 of his 93 pass attempts for passer ratings of 59.7 and 53.0.
The Dolphins are on course to miss the playoffs for the 13th time in the past 14 years, and the seventh season in a row.