Monday Morning Hangover: The Dolphins Must Do More Than Fire Philbin

October 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dolphins have been struggling with a basic football concept for over a decade, so let's spell it out for them.
This is how you build a football franchise:
First, you hire a chief administrator of some kind to oversee all football operations. This person can either be a general manager or an imperial head coach in the Mike Shanahan or Jim Harbaugh class. Next, that chief administrator hires a head coach (if he is a general manager) or a personnel-scouting-cap management director (if he is a head coach). Next, the decision-makers select a quarterback and other core roster personnel, as well as assistant coaches and the like, based on their shared philosophies about scheme, budgeting and so on. The Dolphins fired  Joe Philbin late on Monday morning, according to multiple media reports. The firing was anticipated, with speculation throughout the weekend that a lopsided loss and a flat performance by the Dolphins would force owner Stephen Ross' hand. The Dolphins provided...

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