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Miami Dolphins owner has decided to fire Joe Philbin

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The Miami Dolphins left London with another defeat on their 2015 season record, and, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, they could soon be looking for another head coach.

Decision day

According to the ESPN reporter, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had, as of Monday evening, decided to fire Joe Philbin after what has been a hugely disappointing start to the campaign.

Philbin has been in charge at the South Florida franchise since 2012 but, after stuttering to a 1-3 record, it appears that his time at SunLife Stadium has come to an end barring any last minute change of plan. 


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Schefter, writing on his official Facebook page, wrote:

"As of last night, the Dolphins were preparing to fire head coach Joe Philbin, per league sources. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross always could change his mind, but the organization was preparing to make a move as soon as today, per sources.

The Dolphins also appear to have put together a contingency plan for the aftermath of Philbin's impending departure.

"Should Ross follow through with his plan, Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell would be the leading candidate to become the interim head coach and replace Philbin."

On the horizon

Philbin's position was under scrutiny before Miami heading to England and, after suffering a comprehensive defeat at the hands of the New York Jets at Wembley, the pressure on the 54-year-old has intensified.

The Dolphins were expected to be a contender in the AFC East in 2015 after a busy offseason that included some impressive recruitment. 

Although Philbin was at the center of that process, it now appears that the franchise's hierarchy has come to the decision that the veteran coach is not the man to get the best out of the team.

Fans who have watched the first four weeks of the season would be hard-stretched to argue.

Dolphins fans: Is it time for Philbin to go? And who should replace him? Have your say in the comments below...

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